Red Ribbon = Reject the Spectra Pipeline


Residents and businesses opposed to the current proposed location of Spectra’s high-pressure gas pipeline and M&R Station—being built adjacent to a blasting quarry in the heavily residential Grove Street area with construction starting in June—should tie a red ribbon around a tree, their fence, on a stake, or anywhere it will be visible to achieve a show of solidarity against this dangerous project. Any red ribbon will do, but the redder and wider, the better. If you don’t have a red ribbon on hand, AC Moore has a supply in different widths. You can also pick up a ribbon provided by West Roxbury Saves Energy at either Atlas True Value (1871 Centre Street) or Hercules Press (91 Spring Street) if you are not able to get one on your own. A red ribbon signifies “Reject the Spectra Pipeline”—show your opposition to this project that is endangering our West Roxbury neighborhood by displaying your red ribbon now. For background about the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline, scroll down to previous posts. Read More »


Renew Boston program March 9: Take control of your heating costs


West Roxbury Saves Energy co-sponsors a program with Renew Boston on Monday, March 9, to help you learn about opportunities for saving on your heat and electric bills. Sign up for your no-cost Home Energy Assessment and start saving right away, including renters. Special deals for landlords. 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the West Roxbury Branch Library, 1961 Centre Street. Refreshments. Free and open to the public. Read More »

Recycle your Christmas tree


If you put your Christmas tree by the curb on your recycling day between Dec. 29 and Jan. 9, the Boston Public Works Dept. will collect and compost it. Be sure to remove all ornaments and do not put the tree in a plastic bag. We also remind you to recycle (or reuse!) your holiday wrapping paper and recycle your catalogs.
Added note: Never put plastic bags in your big blue recycling bin! Plastic bags get caught in the recycling equipment; take them to the grocery story for recycling. Read More »

West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline information


On Oct. 8 WRSE held a Community Meeting attended by 200 people to discuss residents’ concerns and questions surrounding the proposal to build a high-pressure pipeline near the active quarry in West Roxbury. This new 5-mile spur, being built by Spectra Energy, runs from Westwood through Dedham and into West Roxbury; the current proposal includes building a Metering and Regulating Station across the street from the quarry. Read More »

Greenovate Boston Wants to Hear from You

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Boston’s Greenovate program wants your ideas, comments, and input about improving residential efficiency. Please visit and help shape Boston’s future by sharing your ideas. You are also invited to attend the Greenovate Boston Community Summit on Saturday, May 31, 2014, from 10 am to 5 pm; find additional details here. Read More »

Is There a Dinosaur in Your Basement? WRSE HVAC program April 7


We’ll present the latest information on heating and cooling options for your home with a focus on energy efficiency. Join us to hear HVAC-and-energy expert Brad White discuss typical heating and cooling systems, paybacks on changing or upgrading systems, rebates for new systems, attic fans and when they work best, ways to improve energy efficiency in your home to save money, and more. Bring questions to share! Read More »