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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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Part 2 of Movie “Fed Up” Showing at the Congregational Church of Needham

The Congregational Church of Needham is showing part 2 of the movie “Fed Up,” a documentary about food choices and the causes of obesity in the US on Sunday, March 29th, from 11:30-1:00,  with a discussion following.  See flyer for more info.

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EPA Encourages Consumers to Save 1 Trillion Gallons of Wasted Water

EPA Press Release: 3/16/15 WaterSense Partners Celebrate Fix a Leak Week, March 16-22 Washington — Every year, more than one trillion gallons of water go down the drain because of household leaks. Leaks may increase a water bill by as much as 10 percent. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program encourages consumers to celebrate the seventh annual Fix a Leak Week, March 16-22, 2015, …read more

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Movie “Fed Up” Showing at the Congregational Church of Needham

The Congregational Church of Needham is showing part 1 of the movie “Fed Up,” a documentary about food choices and the causes of obesity in the US on Sunday, March 22nd, from 11:30-1:00.  (Part 2 will be show on 3/29 with a discussion following.)  See flyer for more info.

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“GREENING YOUR ELECTRICITY” Program

We all know that renewable energy is our hope for the future, but how can we, as individuals, accelerate the urgently-needed transition to clean energy? On Monday, March 2nd, Green Needham presented their “Greening Your Electricity” program at the Needham Public Library. The program demonstrated how any electric customer, even without being a candidate for …read more

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Needham Community Farm Seeks “Gardening Instructor”

The Needham Community Farm is looking for someone to teach two gardening classes – each class will be meet one evening a week for 14 weeks, from late April through early August.  This is a paid position – see job description.

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Energy Efficient Clothes Dryers now Available

Did you know that your clothes dryer may be one of the biggest energy hogs in your home? The average dryer uses 875 killowatt hours of electricity a year (calculate your dryer’s energy usage). But up until now, there were no models that were efficient enough to receive the EPA Energy Star Label. Well, that …read more

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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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