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Archive of entries posted on September 2010

September Green Needham meeting on The Needham Channel

Green Needham’s September 2010 meeting, featuring a presentation on “Solar in the Home”, will be available for viewing on The Needham Channel for the next month. Here’s the schedule for the week from Thursday, September 29th through Wednesday, October 6th: Education Channel (Comcast 8, RCN 3, Verizon 31): Thursday, September 30th – 1pm and 5:30pm …read more

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Thomas Friedman on the Value of Electric Cars

Thomas Friedman’s article in the New York Times Saturday, Their Moon Shot and Ours, bemoans the lack of focus on some important long-term (“moon shot”) US goals. By comparison, China has four big infrastructure goals, including a focus on electric cars. Friedman, who visited an electric car plant in China recently, makes a compelling case …read more

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First Parish receives EPA national Energy Star Congregations Award

Needham’s First Parish Unitarian Universalist has been named one of nine national winners of an EPA 2010 Energy Star Small Business and Congregations Award. This is just the latest, but arguably the most prestigious, recognition First Parish has received for the energy savings it achieved while undertaking a major renovation and expansion of its facilities. …read more

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Sept 2010 Meeting – Project updates and presentations

Green Needham’s September, 2010 meeting took place at the Needham Public Library’s Community room on Monday evening, September 20th.

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Sept 2010 meeting – partner project updates

September 2010 updates from some of Green Needham’s partner organizations Bay Colony Rail Trail The Bay Colony Rail Trail project is an effort to convert seven miles of unused rail corridor between Needham Junction and Medfield to a shared use recreational path. The BCRT is a registered non-profit, and recently received its first grant from …read more

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One person’s trash…

I’ve been diligently saving my plastic bags (from loaves of bread, the newspaper, etc) for recycling, only to find that though the Needham dump collects plastic bags, they do not actually recycle them. Bags are collected in a separate container so they don’t blow all over the neighborhood and require an heroic cleanup effort. But …read more

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Reusable Stainless Steel or Plastic Water Bottle?

Daniel Goleman, author of the acclaimed book on Emotional Intelligence, more recently wrote a book called Ecological Intelligence, which examines the hidden impact of our buying patterns on the environment. In a follow-up article, Goleman discusses a simple conundrum: which is ecologically better, to use a plastic water bottle or a reusable stainless steel one? …read more

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Energy Audit Program Launching This Fall

This October, Green Needham, Needham Opportunities Inc. and Olin College have partnered to launch a home energy audit program. Trained Olin students will perform free energy audits on select homes in the Needham community. A home energy audit is the first step towards making energy efficient upgrades. At the very least, an audit will help …read more

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Save 10 Gallons of Water a Day

(From The Daily Green website) The old folk wisdom that says place a brick in your toilet’s water tank is partially correct: It’s an effortless way to save water, but a brick isn’t the best choice of object. Use a plastic bottle filled with water instead. Don’t worry, you don’t have to turn hippie and …read more

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