Climate Action

Wellesley, along with the rest of our world, is feeling the significant impact of climate change. Weather patterns are changing and seas are rising. We're experiencing more extreme weather events, and seeing an increase in public health challenges. Ecosystems are changing and we're losing biodiversity. 

The Climate Action office supports the Climate Action Committee (CAC) in its mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Wellesley, working across departments to engage our community in key projects and initiatives including:

  • Wellesley Climate Action Plan
  • Wellesley Sustainable Mobility Plan and Transportation Working Group 
  • Energy Reduction Programs 
  • Sustainable Building Practices
  • Waste Wise Wellesley
The office also researches sustainability best practices, sharing information on actions residents can take to improve sustainability at home, and coordinates the Green Collaborative, a network of grass roots organizations dedicated to climate change education and advocacy. 

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    Net Zero 2050

    Annual Town Meeting 2021 adopted new greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals for 2030, 2040, and 2050.  
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    Climate Action Plan
    Community Survey

    Help Wellesley address climate change!

     Click here to take the survey    

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    Wellesley Climate Action Plan Underway!
    More than 60 residents and other stakeholders covened to learn about and discuss Wellesley's greenhouse gas emissions, climate actions to date, and future climate change mitigation and resilience objectives