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 »


Massachusetts Climate Action Conference March 2 at Northeastern


WRSE is pleased to be co-sponsoring the 2014 MCAN Conference on Sunday, March 2, which promises to be as informative and interesting as ever this year. Keynote speakers are Teri Blanton, mountaintop removal activist, and Robin Chase, founder of Zipcar and founder and CEO of Buzzcar. Many workshops will be offered, ranging from information on zero-waste communities to tips on energy conservation at home to creating a clean, efficient transportation future and more. Register here to attend! Read More »

Renew Boston brunches show you ways to lower your energy bill: Jan. 30 and Feb. 8

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WRSE hopes you will attend one of these brunch programs offered by Renew Boston to learn how you can take advantage of free energy-saving programs as a Boston resident. Learn about not only no-cost home energy assessments but also whole-building incentives (90% off up to $3,000 a year when you insulate a duplex or triple decker), solar, and alternatives to oil heat. Thursday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Feb. 8, both from 11 am to 12:30 pm at the Roche Community Center (1716 Centre Street) in West Roxbury. Enjoy a free brunch! Read More »

Earth Hour 2014: March 29 at 8:30 pm


At 8:30 pm on Saturday, March 29, Earth Hour will celebrate a worldwide commitment to ongoing change for the betterment of the one thing that unites us all—the planet. The Earth Hour movement has grown from one city to 152 countries on all seven continents; people all over the world will be turning out their lights for one hour together to support the planet; will you? Read More »

Win a prize in an Energy Action Drawing from Renew Boston


Take one of four energy actions and enter Renew Boston’s raffle to win prizes! Until December 31, 2013, you can sign up for a home-energy assessment or a solar assessment, visit Boston Building Resources, or refer a friend for an assessment and be entered into the drawing for great energy-efficiency prizes. For all the details, click here. Read More »

Score the Mayoral Candidates’ Environmental Answers


With Boston’s preliminary election on September 24 just around the corner, are you wondering if your favorite mayoral candidate plans to make climate and sustainability issues a high priority for prompt and bold action in his or her administration? A number of grassroots environmental groups around Boston, including West Roxbury Saves Energy, wanted to find out; toward that end we formed an alliance, Neighborhoods for Climate Accountability (N4CA), and created and sent to each candidate a questionnaire addressing critical environmental issues. Our interest won’t end there; we will be following the new mayor’s progress on his or her promises in this regard as well. Read More »