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Archive of posts filed under the 2011 Summit category.

“Rally for Rosie’s Place” – This Weekend at Volante Farms

Visit Volante Farms this weekend, March 8th and 9th, and support their “Rally for Rosie’s Place.”  When you shop at Volante’s this weekend and add fresh produce to their collection bins, Volante Farms will match every pound of your donation with more fresh produce, helping to bring a month’s worth of fresh food to those in need. Volante Farms …read more

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Needham Community Farm Online Auction Begins March 7th

The Needham Community Farm’s 3rd Annual Online Auction will be held from March 7th-March 20th at www.biddingforgood.com/needhamcommunityfarm. Bid on lots of cool items for the entire family – over 100 items!  Also, go to our auction site to learn how to get entered into a drawing for a $500 gift card to Whole Foods Market!  Proceeds from the auction allow …read more

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New Option For “Greening” Your Electricity

If you’re wondering what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and promote sustainable energy, here’s an easy step that has recently become available: choosing Mass Energy’s green power supplier, Easy Energy, as the supplier for your electricity. Yes, NSTAR customers now have two new options for 100% green energy: 1). New England Wind …read more

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Needham Community Education’s New “Living Green in Needham Program” Courses

Needham Community Education, in partnership with Green Needham Collaborative and the Needham Community Farm, has introduced a new series of “Living Green in Needham” workshops which promote sustainabilty and healthy living.  There are five courses in this series, as described below – click the link to get more information on each course. Year-round Backyard Gardening  – Mon. 2/25/13 …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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Needham Farmers Market Update

Plans are progressing nicely for the June 10 opening day of the NeedhamFarmers Market on the front lawn of First Parish in Needham, from 1:00 to 5:00pm. There will be a nice variety of vendors, including locally grown produce, fish, meat, cheese, and baked goods. Several local farms are committed to participating in the market, …read more

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Five Reasons “Complete Streets” is on the Agenda for Needham

Last week Green Needham hosted an informational meeting at the Needham Library which was attended by representatives from many transportation related town groups or departments, including the Transportation Committee, the DPW, Safe Routes to School, the Economic Development Office, the Council on Aging, Needham Bikes, Friends of Woods and Waters, Bay Colony Rail Trail, Community …read more

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Post Summit Comments – Transportation

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Breakout Group Basics

Some “essential questions” to open the conversation Automobiles are by far the most widely-used form of transportation in Needham. We have commuter rail, nearby access to light rail (Green Line) and one public bus line. Some parts of town are more walkable than others and bicycle usage is increasing. What transportation options might enhance the …read more

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Post Summit Comments – Water

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