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Saving Money and Energy – Additional Tips and Ways to Save, Both at Home and in Your Car

So, you’ve already gotten a no-cost energy assessment, replaced your incandescent light bulbs with CFLs, and done follow-up insulation & weather-stripping work to improve your home’s energy efficiency.  And you either have solar already or are not a good candidate for it.  Can you do more?  Below are some great ideas that you may not have heard …read more

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NSTAR Electric Bills Going Up by 30% for Needham Homeowners? What You Can Do to Reduce Your Bill.

NSTAR has requested a rate increase of 29% across their service area, which includes the town of Needham.  If approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, it will take effect on Jan. 1, 2015.  As recently reported in The Needham Times,(http://needham.wickedlocal.com/article/20141121/News/141129811), according to an NSTAR source, “The current spike in electricity prices stems from …read more

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Climate Change Cafe’s “A Green Walk Around Your Home”

The Environmental Ministries Team at the Congregational Church of Needham is presenting a “Climate Change Café” talk on “A Green Walk Around Your Home” with Leslie Reichert, the Martha Stewart of green cleaning, on Sunday, Oct. 19th, from 11:30 – 12:30 at the Church.  According to Leslie, ” the Toxic chemicals are everywhere in your home. …read more

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Needham Farmers Market this Sunday, Sept.28th 12-4 pm

  Fresh Produce, Live Music, and Art for Kids at the Needham Farmers Market   This Sunday, September 28th, Needham Farmers Market will have a wide variety of fresh produce. The Neighborhood Farm’s featured produce includes 25 varieties of garlic, onions (cippolini, red, gold, and white), alliums, pears and apples from Cold Spring Orchard. MacArthur Farm’s featured …read more

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Needham Farmers Market this Sunday, Sept.21th 12-4 pm

Tomato Fest at the Needham Farmers Market This Sunday, September 21st, Needham Farmers Market welcomes the annual Tomato Fest celebration. There will be a number of events throughout the day including: guess the weight of the tomato, identify the tomato variety, bring your ugliest tomato contest, share a tomato recipe bulletin board, tomato “saucy” coloring page …read more

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Former Green Needham Intern Tackling Sustainable Development in Africa

Green Needham is always heartened to hear of young people devoting their energies to environmental justice, especially when they are from Needham! We are particularly excited to solicit your support for our former summer intern David Robinson, who is raising funds for a year-long agricultural project in Africa. Please read on and see how you …read more

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Needham Farmers Market this Sunday, Sept.14th 12-4 pm

    Dog Day Returns to Needham Farmers Market along with Fall Produce This Sunday, September 14th, the Needham Farmers Market welcomes the return of fall crops. The Neighborhood Farm will be featuring delicata and butternut squashes, and a variety of potatoes, garlic, and onions. Also greens and lettuces will be coming in more abundantly. MacArthur …read more

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Needham Farmers Market this Sunday, Sept.7th 12-4 pm

The World’s Hottest Peppers Arrive at the Needham Farmers Market This Sunday, September 7th the Needham Farmers Market will have the three hottest types of peppers in the world. The peppers include the Carolina Reaper, the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Pepper, and the Bhut Jolokia better known as the “Ghost” pepper. These peppers have been …read more

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Green Needham’s Home Energy Savings Team Helps You Save Money and Energy!

Green Needham Collaborative’s Home Energy Savings Team (“HEST”) looks at possible ways in which Needham homeowners can reduce their fossil fuel use while increasing their use of renewable energy.  HEST wants to help everyone lower their carbon footprint and  save money.  HEST is actively exploring ideas and projects for the upcoming year.  At the Harvest …read more

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Needham Farmers Market this Sunday, Aug. 31st 12-4 pm

Fresh Watermelon Among a Variety of Fresh Food Available at the Needham Farmers Market                                  This Sunday, August 31st the Needham Farmers Market will have a variety of fresh food. The MacArthur Farm will be bring cantaloupe, watermelon, romano and wax beans, Jersey Macs, Paula Red apples, Yukon gold potatoes, peaches, and much more. The corn …read more

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