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Call for Volunteers to Help at the Sustainable Living Festival on May 16th!

On Saturday, May 16th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Green Needham and Sustainable Wellesley are co-sponsoring a Sustainable Living Festival. Are you available for two hours on Sat. May 16th between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m? Do you want to support an event that promotes more sustainable living? Were you planning on attending the …read more

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Announcing Living Green in Needham: Recycling and Transportation

How — exactly — does one live a more environmentally-sensitive lifestyle in Needham? Just in time for Earth Day, Green Needham is pleased to announce the completion of the first two sections of “Living Green in Needham,” a project that will result in a comprehensive on-line compendium of useful information and “green living” tips specific …read more

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Part 2 of Movie “Fed Up” Showing at the Congregational Church of Needham

The Congregational Church of Needham is showing part 2 of the movie “Fed Up,” a documentary about food choices and the causes of obesity in the US on Sunday, March 29th, from 11:30-1:00,  with a discussion following.  See flyer for more info.

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EPA Encourages Consumers to Save 1 Trillion Gallons of Wasted Water

EPA Press Release: 3/16/15 WaterSense Partners Celebrate Fix a Leak Week, March 16-22 Washington — Every year, more than one trillion gallons of water go down the drain because of household leaks. Leaks may increase a water bill by as much as 10 percent. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program encourages consumers to celebrate the seventh annual Fix a Leak Week, March 16-22, 2015, …read more

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Movie “Fed Up” Showing at the Congregational Church of Needham

The Congregational Church of Needham is showing part 1 of the movie “Fed Up,” a documentary about food choices and the causes of obesity in the US on Sunday, March 22nd, from 11:30-1:00.  (Part 2 will be show on 3/29 with a discussion following.)  See flyer for more info.

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“GREENING YOUR ELECTRICITY” Program

We all know that renewable energy is our hope for the future, but how can we, as individuals, accelerate the urgently-needed transition to clean energy? On Monday, March 2nd, Green Needham presented their “Greening Your Electricity” program at the Needham Public Library. The program demonstrated how any electric customer, even without being a candidate for …read more

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Energy Efficient Clothes Dryers now Available

Did you know that your clothes dryer may be one of the biggest energy hogs in your home? The average dryer uses 875 killowatt hours of electricity a year (calculate your dryer’s energy usage). But up until now, there were no models that were efficient enough to receive the EPA Energy Star Label. Well, that …read more

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Saving Money and Energy – Additional Tips and Ways to Save, Both at Home and in Your Car

So, you’ve already gotten a no-cost energy assessment, replaced your incandescent light bulbs with CFLs, and done follow-up insulation & weather-stripping work to improve your home’s energy efficiency.  And you either have solar already or are not a good candidate for it.  Can you do more?  Below are some great ideas that you may not have heard …read more

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NSTAR Electric Bills Going Up by 30% for Needham Homeowners? What You Can Do to Reduce Your Bill.

NSTAR has requested a rate increase of 29% across their service area, which includes the town of Needham.  If approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, it will take effect on Jan. 1, 2015.  As recently reported in The Needham Times,(http://needham.wickedlocal.com/article/20141121/News/141129811), according to an NSTAR source, “The current spike in electricity prices stems from …read more

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Climate Change Cafe’s “A Green Walk Around Your Home”

The Environmental Ministries Team at the Congregational Church of Needham is presenting a “Climate Change Café” talk on “A Green Walk Around Your Home” with Leslie Reichert, the Martha Stewart of green cleaning, on Sunday, Oct. 19th, from 11:30 – 12:30 at the Church.  According to Leslie, ” the Toxic chemicals are everywhere in your home. …read more

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