Community Meeting October 8: Spectra’s West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline

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A Community Meeting will be held at the Irish Social Club (119 Park Street, WR) at 7 pm on Oct. 8 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 in conjunction with National Grid, runs from Westwood through Dedham and into West Roxbury; plans include building a Metering Station across the street from the quarry. Read More »

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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 engage.greenovateboston.org 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

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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

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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

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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 »