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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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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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