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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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a composting system. They created a program called the Sharing Table, whereby unopened packages of food and whole fruit are col- lected to share with other kids and to donate to the Wellesley Food Pantry. Bates students now donate over 30 pounds of food every week—string cheese, bagged carrots, organic yogurt, apples, etc.—perfectly edible food that otherwise was being thrown in the trash. This inspired Alexa Plenge and Gretchen Hall, another LEGO League mom, to do more. Plenge and Hall met with other inter- ested parents to determine ways to pursue more recycling in the school. With enthusias- tic support from Bates Principal Toni Jolley (also a Robot Raiders parent), they formed a committee to oversee Bates' participation in two EPA programs that targeted waste from cafeterias and classrooms: the Food Recovery Challenge and WasteWise. With the help of volunteers—including the Bates Bots FLL 175 s p r i n g 2 0 1 7 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e "You feel like you don't want to stop working toward your goal. In the end, you get to see what you built. You have a sense of accomplishment that you don't get from other things." – S a d i e S o l o m o n

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