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Local Solutions to Food Waste

As three Green Needham members stepped into the massive 19th century “castle” full of quirky niches and rumored secret passages, we could scarcely believe that we were on our way to see a state-of-the-art cafeteria. Our research into creative local solutions to food waste had brought us to the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham. …read more

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Hillside School 5th Graders Take on Cafeteria Food Waste

Where does all of that cafeteria lunch trash go? That was the question the Radioactive Hamburgers, a team of fifth grade students at Hillside Elementary School, asked when they began work on their FIRST Lego League (FLL) project last fall and were tasked with designing a project that solved any problem related to trash and/or …read more

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Needham Talks about Solar

There was a lot to say about solar at Green Needham’s “Let’s Talk About Solar” program on March 15th.  Almost 50 people came to Broadmeadow School and learned about the new solar project at the RTS, as well as other solar efforts in town. After years of discussion and planning, the solar arrays at the …read more

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Mass Save Home Energy Assessments: Next Step Living Has Shut Down, But Other Contractors Are Not Affected

For those Needham residents who have had a no-cost Mass Save home energy assessment, contractor Next Step Living is a familiar name.  Recently, however, Next Step Living unexpectedly announced that it has ceased business operations as of March 18, 2016.  Mass Save has set up a toll-free number for Next Step Living customers to answer …read more

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Needham Parks & Rec Town-Wide Cleanup Day: Sat. April 2nd

Help Beautify and Sustain Needham On the Park and Rec’s Clean-Up Day! On the morning of Saturday, April 2, 2016 you can be part of a town-wide effort to keep Needham clean and beautiful.  That’s the day of the Needham Park and Recreation’s semi-annual Clean-Up Day.  All you have to do is show up at the …read more

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Reconstructed Eastman Trail at The Newman School – Check it Out

The Eastman Conservation Area at the Newman School was created in the mid 1970’s.  An Eagle Scout project created the original boardwalk that brought students through the swamp area and onto the circular trail.  Later, a second layer of boardwalk was built on top of the original.  The Needham Science Center brings students to the …read more

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Let’s Talk About Solar: The RTS and Beyond

This coming Tuesday, March 15th, Green Needham is sponsoring an informational session on the solar project at the Needham RTS, as well as projects at homes and institutions around Town. at 7:30 pm at the Broadmeadow School’s auditorium. Come hear how the project at the RTS (“the dump”) will soon start providing thirty percent of …read more

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What you didn’t know about Recycling at the Needham RTS

Think you know everything about recycling at the Needham RTS?  Maybe, maybe not – read on, you may learn something new! Some Surprising Recycling Facts: Sure, they’re plastic, but …. do not recycle plastic bags of any kind at the RTS – these cause serious problems at recycling facilities, jamming equipment as they getting wrapped around the …read more

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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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