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Archive of entries posted on May 2011

Great Progress for Needham Community Farm!

On May 22nd, the Needham Community Farm (NCF) broke ground at our new location off Pine Street. Over 40 volunteers, children and adults, spent the day building raised beds, to be used for educational programs at the site. These beds will also provide fresh produce to the Needham Food Pantry and the community. The NCF …read more

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Cruising into summer! Driving tips for fuel economy.

Summer is (nearly) upon us. Many of us will be spending a lot of time in the car, traveling to vacation spots, or getting the kids to and from camp. Keeping an eye on efficient fuel consumption is important for the environment, but really hits home when gas prices top $4.00. Here are some things …read more

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66 Needham Realtors Take Green Needham’s 10% Energy Challenge

Realtor groups in Needham have enthusiastically responded to Green Needham’s challenge to reduce their home energy use. A total of 66 individuals from Condon Realty, Coldwell Banker, Century 21 and Prudential Advantage have completed Green Needham’s 10% Energy Challenge. One realtor offered the following testimonial: For years I’ve always made it a point to recycle …read more

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EARTH WEEK Green Kids Needham

Earth Week was celebrated with huge success by the Needham Elementary schools April 11-15th.  Each of the schools took a particular theme or focus and created many exciting programs through out their school all week.  Most importantly the children have begun to truly own the concept that they are an integral part of making the …read more

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Hillside School receives EoEEA award for Water Project

The Hillside School’s Buddy Water Project, whose 2010 efforts were featured in this Green Needham blog post, has been recognized with an award for Excellence in Energy and Environment Education by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Richard K. Sullivan, Secretary, Energy and Environmental Affairs presented the 17th Annual Secretary’s Awards for Excellence in Energy and Environmental …read more

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