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Needham Farmers Market this Sunday, Sept.7th 12-4 pm

The World’s Hottest Peppers Arrive at the Needham Farmers Market This Sunday, September 7th the Needham Farmers Market will have the three hottest types of peppers in the world. The peppers include the Carolina Reaper, the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Pepper, and the Bhut Jolokia better known as the “Ghost” pepper. These peppers have been …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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