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Nominate a Needham business for a Green Business Award!

Help us recognize and support businesses who are succeeding by leading the way to a more sustainable community! The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce’s Green Business Awards breakfast recognize Newton and Needham business who: have made significant progress in reducing energy, or implemented other environmental strategies toward sustainability or who supply green products or services. Last …read more

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Volante Farms recognized as Green Business of the Year by Newton-Needham Chamber

Needham’s Volante Farms, Kingsbury Homes and North Hill were the Needham businesses recognized at the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce’s Green Business Awards Breakfast. Close to 200 business and civic leaders gathered on June 26th along the banks of the Charles River at the Newton Marriott Hotel’s outdoor pavilion to discuss and celebrate the economic …read more

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Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce Green Business Awards Breakfast features Attorney General Martha Coakley

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley will be the keynote speaker at the Newton-Needham Chamber’s Green Business Awards Breakfast on Wednesday June 26 in Newton. The Green Business Awards Breakfast will honor local businesses for their environmental achievements, and will be held outdoors, along the banks of the Charles River, adjacent to the Newton-Marriott Hotel. Attorney …read more

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Nominations wanted for the Newton-Needham Green Business Awards

The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce wants to recognize businesses that have make significant contributions towards protecting the environment. If you’d like to nominate a business please. submit a one page (or less) description of any a business that is based in either Newton or Needham and has made significant progress toward reducing energy or embraced …read more

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Olin College Graduates Design an Eco-friendly Toothbrush

A recent article in the Boston Globe business section — Design Firm Looks to Reinvent Toothbrush — caught the eye of Green Needham members. The piece featured two recent graduates of Olin College of Engineering, Jake Felser and Ollie Haas, who have developed a more eco-friendly toothbrush. Green Needham is well aware of Ollie’s commitment …read more

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Recognizing Needham businesses for energy efficiency

Green Needham would like to recognize local businesses that have taken measures to cut their energy use. In early 2012 Green Needham will commission a brass plaque to commemorate the community groups and organizations that have contributed to making Needham a more sustainable community by getting their members to take the 10% Challenge to reduce …read more

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Sustainable consumer product design from Olin graduate and Green Needham volunteer

Green Needham is happy to stay in touch with the dedicated Olin College students who have volunteered their talents for environmental causes. One of our most active student volunteers, Ollie Haas, was involved with several sustainability initiatives in Needham and, most notably, created the unique interactive design of My Plan — Green Needham’s 10% Energy …read more

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Local Gym Exercises Environmental Ingenuity

“I have always thought that people come in here and during their workouts they create a lot of energy,” said Paul Romeo, the co-owner of KokoFit Club on Highland Ave. “How cool would it be if we could find a way to harness that energy and use it for power.” This resourceful environmental spirit is …read more

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Clothing Neutral Consignment

Very few clothing stores can honestly say that they are “clothing neutral.” The Closet Exchange (all 4 of the Great Plain Ave. retail locations for that matter) is one of the few exceptions. In the spirit of humanitarianism and environmentalism, The Closet Exchange, a consignment-clothing store for women, is committed to not wasting any of …read more

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66 Needham Realtors Take Green Needham’s 10% Energy Challenge

Realtor groups in Needham have enthusiastically responded to Green Needham’s challenge to reduce their home energy use. A total of 66 individuals from Condon Realty, Coldwell Banker, Century 21 and Prudential Advantage have completed Green Needham’s 10% Energy Challenge. One realtor offered the following testimonial: For years I’ve always made it a point to recycle …read more

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