WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2014/2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"on his path to an environmental career" business W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 156 is a co-founder and co-editor of The Green Pages, a digital newsletter that reports on the "green" happenings throughout Wellesley Public Schools. "At WHS, we aim to improve the habits of high school stu- dents and families to make them more sustainable and environmen- tally-friendly. We look to accomplish this through a variety of mechanisms, ranging from student-driven awareness initiatives to promoting already-existing town programs. We also engage in conver- sations with the school's administration to collaboratively develop more resources within the school's walls that help improve our envi- ronmental sensitivity." Matthew states that Wellesley Middle and High School have been very open to campaigns with environmental messages and have implemented habitual and infrastructural changes within the school's walls. "This spring we scheduled the Alliance for Climate Education to come give an assembly to freshman science classes. By visiting the Economics in real estate economics and finance. "I have worked in commercial real estate and enterprise (including green building) sus- tainability consulting. Through my connections in the industry, I eventually moved from project-by-project work to take the reins at an organization pushing for transformation through policy and regula- tory frameworks and also market adoption of green building practices. Green buildings and sustainable communities help solve a lot of envi- ronmental issues." Inspired into Activism Although Matthew Hornung expects to graduate Wellesley High School in 2016, he is already well on his path to an environmental career. He is currently a co-president of the Wellesley High School Green Team, serves on Wellesley Village Church's Environmental Ministry, sits on Wellesley's More Power to Choose Working Group, and Matthew Hornung and Olivia Gieger

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