Archive of posts filed under the Projects category.

Hillside School 5th Graders Take on Cafeteria Food Waste

Where does all of that cafeteria lunch trash go? That was the question the Radioactive Hamburgers, a team of fifth grade students at Hillside Elementary School, asked when they began work on their FIRST Lego League (FLL) project last fall and were tasked with designing a project that solved any problem related to trash and/or …read more

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Needham Talks about Solar

There was a lot to say about solar at Green Needham’s “Let’s Talk About Solar” program on March 15th.  Almost 50 people came to Broadmeadow School and learned about the new solar project at the RTS, as well as other solar efforts in town. After years of discussion and planning, the solar arrays at the …read more

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Let’s Talk About Solar: The RTS and Beyond

This coming Tuesday, March 15th, Green Needham is sponsoring an informational session on the solar project at the Needham RTS, as well as projects at homes and institutions around Town. at 7:30 pm at the Broadmeadow School’s auditorium. Come hear how the project at the RTS (“the dump”) will soon start providing thirty percent of …read more

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STEAM Family Science night in Needham – call for participation and volunteers

The Needham Science Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a STEAM family science night on March 19th.

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Update on the Solar PV project at the Needham RTS

Although there aren’t any visible indications yet, the project to install a 3.7 Megawatt solar PV system on the closed landfill at the Needham RTS continues to move forward. The Town and the project developer, Brightfields, are working through the final details of a service agreement with the financing provider for the project. The Town …read more

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Needham is a Solarize community!

Green Needham Chair Michael Greis, Solar Coach Artie Crocker and Municipal Representative Tatiana Swanson traveled to Amherst on Monday, December 2nd for the formal announcement that Needham is one of the communities selected to participate in the second round of the 2013 Solarize Massachusetts program. Solarize Mass® is a community-focused, grassroots solar energy marketing, education …read more

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Green Needham celebrates at the 4th of July parade

Green Needham celebrated Independence Day at the Needham 4th of July parade this year. Headed by an all-electric Nissan Leaf sedan, Green Needham members were joined by Needham homeowners who have installed solar PV systems on their roofs. We celebrated both freedom from the gas pump and the independence of producing your own electricity. Since …read more

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Solar Team Introductory Webinar

If you were not available to attend one of our two Solar Team Introductory webinars, you can review the presentation materials here. Both a slideshow (below) PDF are available. We’ll also post any follow-up information from the webinars. The webinars were held: Wednesday, February 20th at 7:30 pm Thursday, February 28th at 7:30 pm Contact …read more

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Accelerate renewable solar energy in Needham – join our Solar Team

Green Needham is expanding its Solar Team. Join us and help accelerate renewable solar energy in Needham. We’re hosting two “armchair” web meetings to introduce the opportunities for growing solar energy in Needham. You don’t have to have a lot of time – or experience with solar – to help. Our plans include: Solar at …read more

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Solar Committee begins its work

The town Solar Committee has begun to investigate options for installing solar at municipal facilities in Needham. The committee is considering the issues related to installing solar at the RTS and also on the rooftops of some municipal buildings. In the early stages of their work, the 7 member group, plus the town representatives Ann Dorfman …read more

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