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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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Mass Save Home Energy Assessments: Next Step Living Has Shut Down, But Other Contractors Are Not Affected

For those Needham residents who have had a no-cost Mass Save home energy assessment, contractor Next Step Living is a familiar name.  Recently, however, Next Step Living unexpectedly announced that it has ceased business operations as of March 18, 2016.  Mass Save has set up a toll-free number for Next Step Living customers to answer …read more

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Needham Parks & Rec Town-Wide Cleanup Day: Sat. April 2nd

Help Beautify and Sustain Needham On the Park and Rec’s Clean-Up Day! On the morning of Saturday, April 2, 2016 you can be part of a town-wide effort to keep Needham clean and beautiful.  That’s the day of the Needham Park and Recreation’s semi-annual Clean-Up Day.  All you have to do is show up at the …read more

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What you didn’t know about Recycling at the Needham RTS

Think you know everything about recycling at the Needham RTS?  Maybe, maybe not – read on, you may learn something new! Some Surprising Recycling Facts: Sure, they’re plastic, but …. do not recycle plastic bags of any kind at the RTS – these cause serious problems at recycling facilities, jamming equipment as they getting wrapped around the …read more

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Two Needham “First Lego” Teams Go to State Championships

The bell rang at 9am on Saturday November 21st, marking the start of the 2015 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Qualifier tournament at Newton North High School. Twenty-eight teams of 4th– 8th graders were present for the big day, all with high hopes of moving on to the state competition in December. FLL is a program …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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Upcoming Needham Adult Education Program: Zero Energy Home

Sign up now for Needham Adult Education’s upcoming program on a Zero Net Energy Home. On March 15, 7-8:30 pm, in Needham High School, Room 206, Needham Adult Education invites you to learn about the design and construction of a zero net energy home built in Westwood three years ago. Owner/designer/builder Peter Kane will present a slide show illustrating …read more

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“Living Green in Needham” Now Includes New “Greening Your Electricity” Section

How can all of us, as electric customers, support renewable energy? Living Green in Needham, an online compendium of information on living sustainably in our town, now features a new section: Greening Your Electricity. Perhaps you are considering solar panels, or have been wondering about “solar farms,” or you may be confused by telephone solicitations …read more

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Invasive Plants: Not Just a Nuisance

Do you know why invasive plants are harmful beyond our gardens, extending to the local food web? Are you curious about which invasive plants are in our area? How can we recognize them? How can we eliminate them from our own yards and community? Dr. Eric Olson, an expert on invasive plants, will address these …read more

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Have You had your No-cost Home Energy Assessment?

With the support of local businesses around Needham, Green Needham and our Mass Save partner, Next Step Living, have signed up dozens of electric customers for no-cost home energy assessments at “tabling events” around town this summer. It is not actually “free” – we all pay a small “conservation” charge on our Eversource (formerly NSTAR) bills …read more

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