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Needham RTS Superintendent Ann Dorfman Talks About Recycling at the Climate Cafe

At the Needham Congregational Church’s Climate Café on Sunday, Oct. 27th, Needham RTS Superintendent Ann Dorfman spoke to an enthusiastic group of 30 people about recycling.  Ann, who became Needham’s RTS Superintendent in Sept. 2012, has worked in the recycling field for over 15 years.  After a quick review or her background, Ann showed the …read more

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Congregational Church of Needham recognized as a Green Church

The Congregational Church of Needham has been recognized as a Level One Green Church by the Massachusetts conference of the United Church of Christ. This designation, presented at the conference’s 2012 Annual Meeting, was earned through the efforts of the Congregational Church’s Environmental Ministry Team. The Church was one of six local churches who were …read more

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Green Needham presents 10% Challenge Plaque at Powers Hall

Green Needham Collaborative wrapped up its 10% Energy Challenge campaign with the presentation of a brass plaque at Needham’s Powers Hall on Friday, October 12. The plaque honors the Town of Needham for its sustainability accomplishments and lists 32 local businesses, organizations, and schools which have shown an outstanding commitment to cutting energy use. The …read more

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Recycling pilot featured on the Needham Channel news

This week’s Needham Channel News included a report on the pilot program for recycling containers in public places. Green Needham and the Interfaith Environmental Network worked with the Department of Public Works, the Park & Recreation Commission and the Trustees of Memorial Park to initiate the program. The program kicked off at the end of …read more

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Interfaith Environmental Network fields recycling pilot

Youth sports teams and other users of several DeFazio and Memorial Park fields will soon be able to recycle their containers instead of throwing them away thanks to a recycling pilot led by seven Needham faith organizations. Members of the faith organizations, meeting over the past two years as an Interfaith Environmental Network to share …read more

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Downtown Recycling Initiative

Over the last several years, Green Needham has received suggestions that recycling containers should be available in public areas like downtown, the Heights business district and at playing fields. Until this past year, Needham didn’t have any way to service recycling containers. That changed with the beginning of the single stream recycling program for Needham …read more

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Large turnout for Temple Aliyah Energy Fair

Temple Aliyah hosted its first Energy Fair on January 9th, with dazzling results. Over 200 visitors browsed the 24 vendor booths in the Exhibition Hall at the Temple, examined an energy-efficient washing machine, bought locally-produced maple syrup, gathered information about solar installations, home energy audits, and water purification systems, spoke to local farmers, and toured …read more

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First Parish receives EPA national Energy Star Congregations Award

Needham’s First Parish Unitarian Universalist has been named one of nine national winners of an EPA 2010 Energy Star Small Business and Congregations Award. This is just the latest, but arguably the most prestigious, recognition First Parish has received for the energy savings it achieved while undertaking a major renovation and expansion of its facilities. …read more

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Interfaith groups environmental meeting

Environmental groups at Needham houses of worship will gather to share updates on their work since the Green Needham Environmental Stewardship workshop held this past summer and discuss future plans and ideas for collaboration. This is also an opportunity for those interested in creating groups at their house of worship to get ideas and assistance …read more

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