Faith communities in Massachusetts are intensifying their efforts to respond to the climate crisis. Locally, members of First Parish in Needham Unitarian Universalist voted on November 8, with a resounding and unanimous “yes,” to endorse an initiative responding to climate change. The decision to endorse the Unitarian Universalist “Commit2Respond” initiative is a pledge to work …read more
Last month, a small group from Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley answered Pope Francis’ call to respond to climate change, and the MA Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action was born. They began to reach out to other houses of worship, and planned a gathering for October 12th at their temple. Amazingly, more than 60 religious and spiritual …read more
Just one week ago on October 12th, 550 people assembled at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley to take part in “Answering the Call: An Interfaith Gathering for Climate Action.” The sanctuary overflowed as the crowd responded to the call to act on the existential and moral threat of climate change. Work has begun to build a powerful new movement for …read more
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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