Archive of posts filed under the Activism category.

House Members Support Solar

Thank you, Denise! Green Needham is pleased to see that Representative Denise Garlick was among those House members who signed a crucial letter in support of the Massachusetts solar industry. Initiated by Representatives Cory Atkins and James O’Day, the letter was signed by 101 representatives — nearly 2/3 of the House members. The strong statement …read more

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Houses of Worship Take Climate Action

Faith communities in Massachusetts are intensifying their efforts to respond to the climate crisis. Locally, members of First Parish in Needham Unitarian Universalist voted on November 8, with a resounding and unanimous “yes,” to endorse an initiative responding to climate change. The decision to endorse the Unitarian Universalist “Commit2Respond” initiative is a pledge to work …read more

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Film Showing and Presentation About Food Rescue Organization Coming Up on Dec. 8th

Americans are wasting more than $165 billion worth of food every year according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Green Needham’s October 22nd program on Food Waste  was a first step to bring together the Needham community to take action locally.  But Needham is far from alone in this effort.  This summer, Green Needham joined with  …read more

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Nine from Needham Make Their Voices Heard at the State House

Last month, a small group from Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley answered Pope Francis’ call to respond to climate change, and the MA Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action was born. They began to reach out to other houses of worship, and planned a gathering for October 12th at their temple.  Amazingly, more than 60 religious and spiritual …read more

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ACTION DAY at the State House Tuesday, Nov. 10

Our legislators are making key decisions about the energy future of our state: more fossil fuel infrastructure or more renewable energy?  A big rally is planned for 10 am on Tuesday, November 10 at the State House, followed by meetings with our legislators from 11 am to 1 pm.  It is important that our legislators …read more

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Please Support Sen. Barrett’s Carbon Pricing Bill on Oct 27th

A hearing by the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy has been set for Sen. Mike Barrett’s (D-Lexington) carbon pricing bill, S. 1747, An Act combating climate change: Date:  Tuesday, October 27th at 1:00 pm Location: State House, Hearing Room B-1 WE NEED A VERY IMPRESSIVE TURNOUT.  Sen. Barrett’s bill has been gaining huge momentum.  We’re up to 44 …read more

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Follow-up to “Answering the Call: An Interfaith Gathering for Climate Action”

 Just one week ago on October 12th, 550 people assembled at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley to take part in “Answering the Call: An Interfaith Gathering for Climate Action.”  The sanctuary overflowed as the crowd responded to the call to act on the existential and moral threat of climate change. Work has begun to build a powerful new movement for …read more

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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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