WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 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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important to investors, 89 percent of the studies we examined showed that companies with high ratings for ESG factors exhibit market-based outperformance, while 85 percent of the studies show these types of companies exhibit accounting-based outperformance." David Zwick of Progressive Asset Management Group in Wellesley, the socially responsible investment division of Financial West Group, estimates that one of every six dollars of profes- sionally managed investments in the United States is in a values-based vehicle. Zwick notes two strong areas of interest: community impact investing in nonprofits, small business development, sustainable farming, and clean energy; and climate change/fossil fuel divestment-reinvestment, an area he sees "growing by leaps and bounds since Bill McKibben's 350.org Do the Math tour urged universities and municipalities to divest from fossil fuel companies." Try a Little Humor Still not convinced that you are ready to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle? Maybe humor will sway your thinking. Read Andy Borowitz's May 12, 2015 article in The New Yorker magazine titled, "Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans." The satirist holds out hope that even people uninterested in protecting the planet will come around, writing, "Our research is very preliminary, but it's possible that they will become more receptive to facts once they are in an environment without food, water, or oxygen." 80 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 5 Sustainability Resources n UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, CLIMATE CHANGE www.epa.gov/climatechange n WELLESLEY FARMER'S MARKET www.wellesleyfarmersmarket.com n LAND'S SAKE FARM www.landssake.org n WELLESLEY MUNICIPAL LIGHT PLANT, RENEWABLE ENERGY 781.235.7600, ext. 3366 n MASS ENERGY CONSUMERS ALLIANCE www.massenergy.org n WELLESLEY'S SOLAR ENERGY GOOGLE GROUP EMAIL sec@wellesleyma.gov Land's Sake Farm in Weston offers two fall Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm shares

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