WRSE Fall Events


Composting 101: An Introduction to Home Composting
Sept. 15, 6:45–8 pm, West Roxbury Branch Library, 1961 Centre Street
Free and open to all

The fall is the best time to begin your compost pile, so on September 15 we will repeat this popular program for those who missed it in July. West Roxbury resident and composting expert Lisa Becker will take you through all you need to know about home composting, including information about the different kinds of bins, trouble-shooting, and tips for success. The program ends with a Q&A.


How Does Boston Latin Say Green? Green Roofs and More
Sept. 22, 7–8 pm, West Roxbury Branch Library, 1961 Centre Street
Free and open to all

Come hear about Boston Latin School’s green group Youth CAN (Youth Climate Action Network) and their many successful programs to help the environment and save energy, especially their award-winning “Sustainable Roofscape and Community Learning Center” Green Roof. Find out what a Green Roof is, why it is benefiting Boston Latin School, and how it helps the community.


Double Exposure: Photographing Climate Change
Oct. 19, 7–9 pm, Theodore Parker Church, 1859 Centre Street, West Roxbury
Free and open to all

Photojournalist and long-time Globe staff reporter David Arnold shows photographic pairs from his Museum of Science exhibit documenting startling changes taking place as the planet warms. Illustrating how humans are impacting glaciers and coral reefs, pairs of photographs show the before-and-after effects on our environment. Mr. Arnold will also share thoughts about how we can turn this climate monster around, and he welcomes comments from his audiences.


“Renew Boston”: Free Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Nov. 10, 7–8 pm, West Roxbury Branch Library, 1961 Centre Street
Free and open to all

Let the City of Boston pick up the tab for your home energy-efficiency improvements! Most Bostonians qualify. This information session explains the ground-breaking Renew Boston program, which offers no-cost, low-hassle ways to lower your energy bills, starting with a free home energy assessment. Then receive up to $3,500 in energy upgrades that will reduce your home energy bill as well as carbon emissions in our community and in Boston. The upgrades include insulation, air sealing, water-saving devices, and high-efficiency light bulbs. If you don’t want to wait for this November program to hear more, you can sign up here now for a no-cost Renew Boston energy assessment, the first step toward receiving your upgrades.