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Archive of posts filed under the The Green Economy category.

Support the Updated Bottle Bill Ballot Initiative – Vote “Yes” on Question #2 in November!

Did you know that on November 4th you will be asked to vote on the Updated Bottle Bill? What is The Bottle Bill: The Bottle Bill is the nickel deposit on beverage containers. It has been in effect since 1982, and has become a model for other states and countries around the world to help …read more

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Solarize Needham Achieves the Lowest (Tier 5) Pricing

Solarize Needham has reached Tier 5 pricing!  On April 30th, halfway through the program, the number of signed homeowner contracts for new solar installs met the threshold for Tier 5 pricing.  This means that all future contracts for Solar PV installations, as well as all previously signed contracts, will receive the lowest pricing level (rebates will …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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Post Summit Comments – The Green Economy

Please use the comment facility on this post to provide feedback, comments, suggestions and further ideas for the topic of this breakout session.

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Breakout Group Basics

Some “essential questions” to open the conversation How do we keep and promote “green jobs” in MA? Should the focus be on educating skilled workers ? (and what are those skills?) Should we be creating the infrastructures and/or incentives necessary for companies to thrive? Should we making substantial investments now rather than waiting? What might …read more

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