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Archive of entries posted on April 2012

Interfaith Environmental Network fields recycling pilot

Youth sports teams and other users of several DeFazio and Memorial Park fields will soon be able to recycle their containers instead of throwing them away thanks to a recycling pilot led by seven Needham faith organizations. Members of the faith organizations, meeting over the past two years as an Interfaith Environmental Network to share …read more

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Massachusetts Walk to School Day 2012

Needham will be kicking off its first-ever town wide collaboration for Massachusetts Walk to School Day on Wednesday May 2 (rain-date Friday May 4). Spread the word about this town-wide event in which Needham schools, community leaders, and “celebrity” walkers will walk, bike, or scooter to school. Each school is encouraged to wear their “spirit-wear” …read more

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Enivronmental activist Bill McKibben on climate change in Weston

On March 25, 2012, Eleanor Rosellini and Jim Glickman of Green Needham Collaborative attended a speech on climate change given by environmental scholar/activist Bill McKibben.  McKibben spoke about the current state of climate change, which unfortunately seems to be advancing at a remarkable pace.  He also advocates for a very politically active environmental movement to …read more

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Local Sustainability Success Stories – Green Needham at Massachusetts Sustainable Communities Conference Panel

Green Needham Chair Michael Greis will be on a panel – “Local Sustainability Success Stories – The Headliners” – at the Massachusetts Sustainable Communities Conference in Boston on Friday, April 20th. Michael’s theme is the power of local – building sustainability through community engagement. View more presentations from Green Needham Panel members are: Michael Greis …read more

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Dinner with Climate Activist Bill McKibben

Healing Earth: An Interfaith Evening of Connection, Community, and Commitment will take place on Thursday, April 26. There will be a vigil at 5:30 p.m. at the JFK Street Bridge, then a walk (about 20 minutes) to Harvard Square and at 7 p.m. eco-friendly dinner at First Church Cambridge (11 Garden St.) Bill McKibben and …read more

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Needham Community Farm Classes

Class registration for the Needham Community Farm family gardening education program has begun. Join your neighbors and friends at the Needham Community Farm this spring and summer for either our Beginning or Intermediate Organic Gardening classes. You will learn all you need to know to start, grow and harvest your own vegetables during the 6-month growing …read more

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Green Needham Among Top Performers in NSTAR Community Energy Challenge

Thanks to Green Needham’s persistence, over 150 Needham households have lowered their utility bills by taking advantage of no-cost home energy assessments and incentives for weatherization improvements. These energy savings have made Green Needham one of the most successful participants in NSTAR’s Community Energy Challenge. Launched in 2010, the NSTAR Community Energy Challenge aims to …read more

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Five Reasons “Complete Streets” is on the Agenda for Needham

Last week Green Needham hosted an informational meeting at the Needham Library which was attended by representatives from many transportation related town groups or departments, including the Transportation Committee, the DPW, Safe Routes to School, the Economic Development Office, the Council on Aging, Needham Bikes, Friends of Woods and Waters, Bay Colony Rail Trail, Community …read more

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