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Archive of entries posted on February 2011

Save the Date: March 31, Native Plants Symposium at Olin College

The Olin College Library will host a Native Plants Symposium in partnership with Green Needham and several other local organizations. The event will take place from 3 – 6 pm in the Milas Hall Auditorium at Olin College. Listening to the Landscape: Using Nature’s Clues to Design a Garden That Works Natural ecosystems can provide …read more

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Moving Forward with a Needham Farmers Market

The Needham farmers market has gotten some interesting press in the last few weeks. It is good that people are discussing the pros and cons. Personnally, I am a big supporter of local agriculture, and even if there is a farmers market, I plan to continue to walk to Volante Farm several times a week …read more

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Green Communities Study Committee selected

At their January 25th meeting, the Board of Selectmen formally appointed the Green Communities study committee. The Selectmen constituted this group to review the impact of participation in the Green Communities Program. The Town Manager initially recommended the formation of this group at the November, 2010 Selectmen’s meeting at which Green Needham presented the Green …read more

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Large turnout for Temple Aliyah Energy Fair

Temple Aliyah hosted its first Energy Fair on January 9th, with dazzling results. Over 200 visitors browsed the 24 vendor booths in the Exhibition Hall at the Temple, examined an energy-efficient washing machine, bought locally-produced maple syrup, gathered information about solar installations, home energy audits, and water purification systems, spoke to local farmers, and toured …read more

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Olin College’s Library to work with Green Needham on Sustainability Initiatives

The Olin College of Engineering library has received a $5,000 grant to develop sustainability collections and programming in the areas of energy audits and native plants. As part of the community outreach for this grant, the library will be working with Green Needham on programming and educational initiatives. A native plants seminar that will feature …read more

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How to Reuse Egg Cartons

Finishing your eggs doesn’t have the be the end of the carton. Perfect for organizing small items like thumbtacks, safety pins, paper clips, even jewelry, egg cartons’ bottom halves make useful drawer or desk organizers. Green thumbs can use egg cartons as containers in which to start plants: Poke a few holes in the bottom, …read more

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