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MA Attorney General’s Study Says that Increased Gas Capacity Not Needed

Eversource and pro-industry groups are flooding the airways with ads arguing that we need a new gas pipeline running from the Berkshires to Eastern Massachusetts. Evidently, they missed this story from mid-November. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey released a study on November 18th that concluded that the state did not need a new gas pipeline …read more

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Houses of Worship Take Climate Action

Faith communities in Massachusetts are intensifying their efforts to respond to the climate crisis. Locally, members of First Parish in Needham Unitarian Universalist voted on November 8, with a resounding and unanimous “yes,” to endorse an initiative responding to climate change. The decision to endorse the Unitarian Universalist “Commit2Respond” initiative is a pledge to work …read more

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Film Showing and Presentation About Food Rescue Organization Coming Up on Dec. 8th

Americans are wasting more than $165 billion worth of food every year according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Green Needham’s October 22nd program on Food Waste  was a first step to bring together the Needham community to take action locally.  But Needham is far from alone in this effort.  This summer, Green Needham joined with  …read more

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MBTA Rider Census – Please Take the Survey!

The MBTA has launched the MBTA Rider Census, a system-wide passenger survey, at www.mbta.com/census. The results of the census play an important role in planning future service and ensuring service is provided fairly, so please participate.  Below is some additional information: What is the MBTA Rider Census? The census is a short survey about you …read more

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Upcoming Needham Adult Education Program: Zero Energy Home

Sign up now for Needham Adult Education’s upcoming program on a Zero Net Energy Home. On March 15, 7-8:30 pm, in Needham High School, Room 206, Needham Adult Education invites you to learn about the design and construction of a zero net energy home built in Westwood three years ago. Owner/designer/builder Peter Kane will present a slide show illustrating …read more

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“Living Green in Needham” Now Includes New “Greening Your Electricity” Section

How can all of us, as electric customers, support renewable energy? Living Green in Needham, an online compendium of information on living sustainably in our town, now features a new section: Greening Your Electricity. Perhaps you are considering solar panels, or have been wondering about “solar farms,” or you may be confused by telephone solicitations …read more

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Invasive Plants: Not Just a Nuisance

Do you know why invasive plants are harmful beyond our gardens, extending to the local food web? Are you curious about which invasive plants are in our area? How can we recognize them? How can we eliminate them from our own yards and community? Dr. Eric Olson, an expert on invasive plants, will address these …read more

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Have You had your No-cost Home Energy Assessment?

With the support of local businesses around Needham, Green Needham and our Mass Save partner, Next Step Living, have signed up dozens of electric customers for no-cost home energy assessments at “tabling events” around town this summer. It is not actually “free” – we all pay a small “conservation” charge on our Eversource (formerly NSTAR) bills …read more

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Call for Volunteers to Help at the Sustainable Living Festival on May 16th!

On Saturday, May 16th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Green Needham and Sustainable Wellesley are co-sponsoring a Sustainable Living Festival. Are you available for two hours on Sat. May 16th between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m? Do you want to support an event that promotes more sustainable living? Were you planning on attending the …read more

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Sustainable Wellesley Program: The Financial Benefits of Sustainability

Join Wellesley College, Sustainable Business Network, & Sustainable Wellesley on Wednesday, May 6th at 7:30 PM in the Science Center Auditorium at Wellesley College for their program, “The Financial Benefits of Sustainability – An Evening of Humor and Insight,” where experts will discuss how Sustainable Business Practices create value, profit and business opportunities. Here is more information about …read more

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