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Archive of entries posted on March 2010

Massachusetts appliance rebates – details and availability

Don’t miss the short window to get stimulus-funded $50 – $250 rebates on appliances this April. As reported in our March 11th post, these rebates will only be available from April 22nd – May 5th. Here are the details: Eligible appliances and rebates (click on the appliance type to see the list of eligible models): …read more

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May is Needham in Motion Month

Over the past few decades, our increasing dependence on automobiles correlates exactly to the rise in carbon emissions and national obesity rates. Part of the solution to these and other challenges is right under our noses – and ankles.

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Hillside Elementary School’s World Water Week Project

During World Water Week, March 21st -27th, over 20 businesses in and around Needham are joining Hillside School students in a nationwide UNICEF campaign to bring safe drinking water to millions of children.  For every dollar donated by patrons of participating businesses to the UNICEF Tap project this week, a child will  receive clean drinking …read more

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Newton Mayor Warren embraces Green Line Extension

In a recent meeting with the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce, Newton Mayor Seti Warren addressed a number of business development questions, including the Green Line Extension down Needham Street. As reported in the March, 2010 issue of the Chamber’s monthly newsletter, INBusiness, Mayor Warren began his answer to a general question about addressing the “Needham …read more

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Massachusetts appliance rebates – an even shorter window

The stimulus-funded Massachusetts appliance rebate program will have an even shorter window than anticipated – two weeks. Between Earth Day April 22nd and May 5th, Massachusetts consumers will be able to earn rebates between $50 and $250 for purchasing certain energy efficient appliances.

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Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Seminars

Green Needham’s Home Energy Efficiency Improvement seminars are 1 1/2 hour sessions aimed at making it much easier for Needham residents to identify and implement high-value home energy efficiency improvements.

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Needham receives stimulus-funded energy management grant

Investing in energy was one of the focus areas of the Federal Stimulus Package passed early this year.  Much of that is actually being distributed through existing programs.  While this takes longer,  it provides greater accountability and costs less than creating new programs. One such existing program funded by the stimulus was the Energy Efficiency …read more

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March 2010 Update on Renewable Energy Projects

Green Needham’s wind feasibility study to evaluate the possibility of generating wind power at the RTS took several steps forward this month while a companion project determined that the site could also support 1 MW (Megawatt) of solar photovoltaic energy generation. Late in February, the Town received word that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection …read more

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