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Archive of entries posted on January 2013

Needham 1,000 wrap-up and recognition

Green Needham’s October Needham 1,000 Plaque Presentation at Powers Hall wrapped up several years of community accomplishment on the 10% Energy Challenge. The organization and the community’s efforts were subsequently recognized in a citation presented to Green Needham by State Representative Denise Garlick During the Needham 1,000 campaign, over 900 local households took the Challenge, …read more

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Solar Committee begins its work

The town Solar Committee has begun to investigate options for installing solar at municipal facilities in Needham. The committee is considering the issues related to installing solar at the RTS and also on the rooftops of some municipal buildings. In the early stages of their work, the 7 member group, plus the town representatives Ann Dorfman …read more

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Recycling results for school and town buildings – 2011-12

Needham is in its fourth year of single-stream recycling in schools and town buildings. How are we doing? Not as well as we could be. The total amount of recycling was about the same in 2011-12 (3rd year) as it was in 2009-10 (the first year), so we haven’t improved. That’s disappointing because you would …read more

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Green Needham Creates new Home Energy Savings Team

To advance our goal of reducing energy use in Needham homes, Green Needham has created a new team, the Home Energy Savings Team.  This team will build on our success with the NStar Community Home Energy Challenge, during which we increased the number of homeowners participating in Mass Save® programs to reduce energy use. The …read more

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