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Archive of entries posted on August 2011

Downtown Recycling Initiative

Over the last several years, Green Needham has received suggestions that recycling containers should be available in public areas like downtown, the Heights business district and at playing fields. Until this past year, Needham didn’t have any way to service recycling containers. That changed with the beginning of the single stream recycling program for Needham …read more

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Countdown to July 2012

Excitement is growing for a Needham farmers market. If all goes according to plans prepared by an inspired and energetic group of Needham volunteers, the new market will open in July 2012. The most likely location is the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital parking lot on Chestnut Street, a central location that will enable many Needham folks …read more

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Track 10% Challenge progress at the RTS

Save energy, save money and help reach our community goal of 1,000 households taking the 10% Challenge. You can track Needham’s progress with our 10% Challenge progress sign now on display at the Needham RTS. Thank you to David Cournoyer and his students at the Needham High School graphics production center for their work on …read more

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Needham to be a Possible Community Supported Fishery Drop-off Site

Many of us have farm shares from local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. There has also been support of Chestnut Farms, a local meat CSA. Now a local seafood CSA may be adding a Needham drop-off site. From its inception in late 2008, and its first delivery in June 2009, the Cape Ann Fresh Catch …read more

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EPA Eco-Explorers Grant update – Year 1

Needham Public Schools, with the support of community partners including Green Needham, received an EPA Eco-Explorers grant for 2010 -2012 to help teachers incorporate outdoor environmental education practices and to encourage Needham students to become environmental stewards. In June, after a successful and exciting first year, the regional EPA office recommended the program for recognition …read more

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