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Stuff. We all have it, we might think we have too much (or at least the other people in our household have too much) and at the same time there’s always something else we want (ooh, look!) The poet William Wordsworth wrote “the world is too much with us” and more recently the B-52’s extolled …read more

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Chamber seeks Needham nominees for 2015 Green Business Awards

The Newton-Needham Chamber is seeking nominations for its annual Green Business Awards. The awards recognize businesses that are at the forefront of the sustainable and environmentally-friendly business movement. To qualify a business must meet the following criteria: Located in Needham or Newton Has made significant progress in reducing energy or other environmental strategies toward sustainability, …read more

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Climate Change Presentation at Needham Library

“Climate Reality: Solutions Are Real And In Our Grasp” will be presented at the Needham Public Library Community Room on Monday, October 27 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Quentin Prideaux of The Climate Reality Project will give an informative and energizing presentation on the impacts and causes of climate change, the actions we need to take, and …read more

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Update on the Solar PV project at the Needham RTS

Although there aren’t any visible indications yet, the project to install a 3.7 Megawatt solar PV system on the closed landfill at the Needham RTS continues to move forward. The Town and the project developer, Brightfields, are working through the final details of a service agreement with the financing provider for the project. The Town …read more

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Solarize Needham exceeds expectations and is being extended to October 31st!

The Solarize Needham campaign has exceeded even our expectations. So far, 111 Needham households have chosen to Solarize their homes. Those homes will generate over 900,000 kWh of electricity yearly. Because of our success – and the continuing interest the program has received – our Solarize partner Astrum Solar has agreed to allow us to …read more

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Former Green Needham Intern David Robinson to work in Tanzania next year.

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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Residential Heat Pump presentation rescheduled for April 7th.

Green Needham’s Residential Heat Pump presentation, postponed due to the February 13th snowstorm, has been rescheduled for Monday, April 7th at the Needham Historical Society. Heat pump systems, also known as ductless mini splits, can provide a more cost effective and energy efficient way to heat and cool a home than traditional heating systems. They …read more

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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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Tonight’s Residential Heat Pump presentation postponed

The residential heat pump presentation scheduled for this evening, Thursday, February 13th has been postponed due to the snowstorm. We will post a new date for the session as soon as we can confirm the arrangements. If you RSVP’d for tonight’s meeting through Eventbrite, you will receive an e-mail notification of the new date. If …read more

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Heat Pumps – cost effective and energy efficient home heating and cooling

Heat pump system, also known as ductless mini splits, can provide a more cost effective and energy efficient way to heat and cool a home than traditional heating systems. They can be especially attractive to homeowners with oil or electric heating systems. Pioneered in Japan, where energy costs are high and minimizing direct use of …read more

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