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Needham Community Farm Online Auction Begins March 7th

The Needham Community Farm’s 3rd Annual Online Auction will be held from March 7th-March 20th at www.biddingforgood.com/needhamcommunityfarm. Bid on lots of cool items for the entire family – over 100 items!  Also, go to our auction site to learn how to get entered into a drawing for a $500 gift card to Whole Foods Market!  Proceeds from the auction allow …read more

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Needham High School’s Environmental Club Focuses on Recycling

Needham High School’s Environmental Club is a small, yet committed group of students working towards making the high school and the community more environmentally conscious.  In the 2013-2014 school year, the agenda revolves around the central issue of recycling.  Back in 2011, the club implemented a recycling program, (which was previously non-existent), in the high …read more

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Green Kids at Newman & Eliot Schools Adopt “Eating Green” Theme for New School Year

We are excited to begin the 7th year of “Green Kids” at the Eliot and Newman Schools this month!  The kids are already busy recycling and are looking forward to this year’s projects, including the annual creation of a “No Idling, Please” sign and the collection of worn out sneakers for Nike’s Reuse-a-Shoe program, where …read more

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Recycling results for school and town buildings – 2011-12

Needham is in its fourth year of single-stream recycling in schools and town buildings. How are we doing? Not as well as we could be. The total amount of recycling was about the same in 2011-12 (3rd year) as it was in 2009-10 (the first year), so we haven’t improved. That’s disappointing because you would …read more

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Better by Design – Presentation

Did you know that: Energy use for lighting in the new High Rock School is 35% less than code thanks to high efficiency lighting and extensive use of natural light? School buildings designed to a higher standard of energy and environmental performance are eligible for reimbursement of an additional 2% of eligible construction costs from …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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Green Needham wraps up Needham 1,000 Energy Reduction Campaign with Plaque Presentation at Powers Hall

With the presentation of a brass plaque at Needham’s Powers Hall on Friday, October 12 at 9 a.m., Green Needham Collaborative is wrapping up its Needham 1,000 energy reduction campaign. 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 …read more

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Join the Green Team! Students in Grades 8-11

Register for the Green Team Community Service Internship at  www.needhamfarm.org Experience Needham from field to fork while developing valuable skills and an understanding of environmental sustainability. • Learn the practice and art of sustainable agriculture • Learn the impacts of our current food policies on ourselves and the environment • Learn how you can help …read more

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EPA Eco-explorers grant wraps up with an open house

The EPA eco-explorers team from the Needham Public Schools and its community partners are wrapping up two years of work on their EPA grant this spring with an Open House on June 7th at the Mitchell School. The Eco-Explorers Leadership Team involved in the work have created some amazing sustainable projects that will make a …read more

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Massachusetts Walk to School Day 2012

Needham will be kicking off its first-ever town wide collaboration for Massachusetts Walk to School Day on Wednesday May 2 (rain-date Friday May 4). Spread the word about this town-wide event in which Needham schools, community leaders, and “celebrity” walkers will walk, bike, or scooter to school. Each school is encouraged to wear their “spirit-wear” …read more

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