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Archive of entries posted on November 2010

High Rock Solar Panels – Here Comes the Sun at the end of the Long and Winding Road

In the summer of 2008, Green Needham and the League of Women Voters Climate Action Committee wrapped up the Needham Community Solar Challenge. Over 250 families and businesses in Needham had made contributions to the New England Wind Fund (supporting wind energy projects all over New England), and Needham earned a 2kW solar panel array …read more

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Behold the Carrot Mob!

Since companies are so focused on revenue, maybe we can use this to our benefit by organizing where we spend our money. In San Francisco, an enterprising man did just that and it turned into a movement. After many inquiries (by bicycle) Brent Schulkin found a local convenience store that would donate 22% of its …read more

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Dengue. . . I didn’t know. . .

The words Dengue Fever were unknown to me until I read a news report that cases had surfaced in Key West, and Broward county, Florida. Curious, I searched a bit further and learned that as many as 100 million people are infected by Dengue Fever each year. We rarely hear about it in the United …read more

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Farmers’ Markets Build Community

I am a big fan of local food. I live only a few blocks from Volante Farm, and right outside my office door in Union Square, Somerville there is a Saturday farmers’ market, so I have the best of both worlds in terms of fresh local food. But just as much as the food, I …read more

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2011 Vehicle Fuel Economy Guide

Thinking of buying a new car? Want to learn more about what those fuel economy numbers really mean? The US EPA has recently released its 2011 Fuel Economy Guide for vehicles.

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Farmers Markets

Winter Farmers Markets – 2010/2011 Ongoing Winter Markets: Sunday: Dedham, Sunday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Year Round, 626 High Street Fairhaven, Sunday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, October 24, November 21 and December 19th, Nemasket  Building on the corner of Bridge and Green Street Newburyport, Sunday, November 7 to December 19, 10:00 am – …read more

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Start a Compost Pile

From the Sierra Club: Cooler temperatures bring fallen leaves, and fallen leaves offer the chance to create nutrient-rich soil that will eventually help your spring garden bloom. Instead of cramming raked leaves into plastic bags that end up in landfills, use them to begin a compost pile. Decaying leaves are high in carbon, and will …read more

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Green Communities funding opportunities – electric vehicle charging stations

There are many benefits to becoming a Massachusetts Green Community – cost savings for the municipality and its residents, economic development, environmental and quality of life improvements – but additional funding, even in modest amounts, is always appealing. In addition to the yearly Green Communities grant opportunities, other funding opportunities are being targeted towards Green …read more

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