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Gubenatorial Candidates’ Stances on the Environment

UPDATE 10-27-2014:  the Globe just published a nice color-coded chart with the 5 candidates’ views on environmental and other issues. Check it out here. A few weeks ago, when Green Needham went to compile the gubernatorial candidates’ current environmental positions, we ran into some roadblocks. Namely, many of them posted little or nothing regarding their …read more

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Former Green Needham Intern Tackling Sustainable Development in Africa

Green Needham is always heartened to hear of young people devoting their energies to environmental justice, especially when they are from Needham! We are particularly excited to solicit your support for our former summer intern David Robinson, who is raising funds for a year-long agricultural project in Africa. Please read on and see how you …read more

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The People’s Climate March in New York

The People’s Climate March will bring tens of thousands of people to New York to show their support for immediate action on Climate Change. World leaders will be gathered in NYC for a landmark U.N. climate meeting, presenting us with a great opportunity to apply public pressure and urge action.  UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-moon …read more

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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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“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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It’s Been 30 Years – Let’s Update the Bottle Bill

We need your help collecting signatures to put the updated bottle deposit question on the ballot in November 2014. The 68,911 required Massachusetts registered voter signatures must be obtained by late November. The updated Bottle Bill will require deposits on water, sports drinks, flavored teas, juices, and other on-the-go beverages which were not included in …read more

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Heal the Earth Dinner with Bill McKibben

On Thursday, April 26 11 Needhamites attended an Eco-Friendly dinner and heard environmental activist, author and speaker Bill McKibben of 350.org. Captured in the photo were: Left to right in rear: Mike Stern, Carol Brown, Lisa Bond, Deborah Baldwin, Paul Brown, Donna Vello, Bill Vello In front: Beth Shulman, Susan McGarvey, Pat Tholl, Jim Glickman

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Enivronmental activist Bill McKibben on climate change in Weston

On March 25, 2012, Eleanor Rosellini and Jim Glickman of Green Needham Collaborative attended a speech on climate change given by environmental scholar/activist Bill McKibben.  McKibben spoke about the current state of climate change, which unfortunately seems to be advancing at a remarkable pace.  He also advocates for a very politically active environmental movement to …read more

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See Amory Lovins in the Boston area – Feb. 14 – 16

Amory Lovins has been redefining the possible at the Rocky Mountain Institute that he co-founded with his collaborator and former wife Hunter Lovins thirty years ago. Their work on advanced resource productivity and innovative business strategies that provided the intellectual capital for the “think and do” work of RMI was captured in their 1999 book …read more

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Behold the Carrot Mob!

Since companies are so focused on revenue, maybe we can use this to our benefit by organizing where we spend our money. In San Francisco, an enterprising man did just that and it turned into a movement. After many inquiries (by bicycle) Brent Schulkin found a local convenience store that would donate 22% of its …read more

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