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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
A great story about on perhaps the most indispensable item in our homes from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). One of the great inventions of our time – the modern refrigerator – will get an efficiency makeover when new national efficiency standards go into effect on September 15, reducing energy use …read more
Tomato Fest at the Needham Farmers Market This Sunday, September 21st, Needham Farmers Market welcomes the annual Tomato Fest celebration. There will be a number of events throughout the day including: guess the weight of the tomato, identify the tomato variety, bring your ugliest tomato contest, share a tomato recipe bulletin board, tomato “saucy” coloring page …read more