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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morning car line at school, we have campaigned for signatures on the updated bottle bill, and plan to do the same with a strong no-idling initiative this winter." It is clear that Matthew's activism has been inspired by his connec- tion to place. "When it comes to the natural environment, Wellesley is home to a spectacular variety of reservations and trails throughout its interior. Personally, I live just up the street from Boulder Brook Reservation and a short bike ride away from Reeds Pond, Overbrook Park, and Perrin Park. Having spent almost my entire childhood living in Wellesley, I've taken for granted my ability to spend free afternoons year-round in the woods, or atop a cliff, or next to a brook or pond. Even as a high school student that doesn't necessarily go 'play outside' on a regular basis, it's wonderful to be able to travel around town while still being in some form of nature. Trails like the Fuller Brook path are particularly enjoyable, especially for someone, like me, who prefers to travel around town on bike." 157 w i n t e r 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e JENNA RINGELHEIM graduated from Wellesley High School in 1998. Although her first job was working for the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, Jenna now supports environmental and social change leaders around the country as the National Program Director for the Environmental Leadership Program. In her spare time, Jenna can be found exploring the trails of the Pacific Northwest with her two Portuguese water dogs, Tasman and Millie. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Betsy Littlefield Wellesley High School, Class of 2003 Research Scientist at Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy at the University of Nevada, Reno (Reno, NV) Geothermal makes up a small part of renewable energy production in the US, with most of its capacity in California and Nevada where the geologic conditions are favorable. There are many undeveloped geothermal resources, which are slowly being brought online. Our group at University of Nevada, Reno is training the next generation of geother- mal geologists through our degree programs and intensive summer courses (National Geothermal Academy). There is a lot of interest among young people to develop more geothermal resources for electrical pro- duction, and also for direct uses like aquaculture, greenhouses, food dehydration, and heating and cooling buildings (implemented in the new Wellesley High School, for example).

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