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 »

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 »