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MA Attorney General’s Study Says that Increased Gas Capacity Not Needed

Eversource and pro-industry groups are flooding the airways with ads arguing that we need a new gas pipeline running from the Berkshires to Eastern Massachusetts. Evidently, they missed this story from mid-November. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey released a study on November 18th that concluded that the state did not need a new gas pipeline …read more

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Two Needham “First Lego” Teams Go to State Championships

The bell rang at 9am on Saturday November 21st, marking the start of the 2015 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Qualifier tournament at Newton North High School. Twenty-eight teams of 4th– 8th graders were present for the big day, all with high hopes of moving on to the state competition in December. FLL is a program …read more

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Houses of Worship Take Climate Action

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

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Film Showing and Presentation About Food Rescue Organization Coming Up on Dec. 8th

Americans are wasting more than $165 billion worth of food every year according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Green Needham’s October 22nd program on Food Waste  was a first step to bring together the Needham community to take action locally.  But Needham is far from alone in this effort.  This summer, Green Needham joined with  …read more

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Nine from Needham Make Their Voices Heard at the State House

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

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ACTION DAY at the State House Tuesday, Nov. 10

Our legislators are making key decisions about the energy future of our state: more fossil fuel infrastructure or more renewable energy?  A big rally is planned for 10 am on Tuesday, November 10 at the State House, followed by meetings with our legislators from 11 am to 1 pm.  It is important that our legislators …read more

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Program on Reducing Food Waste in Needham

An engaged audience and lively discussion at the Green Needham program on reducing food waste marked the beginning of efforts to address the issue in our own town. The October 22 presentation, co-sponsored by the Needham League of Women Voters, not only opened the conversation on what can be done to reduce food waste but …read more

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MBTA Rider Census – Please Take the Survey!

The MBTA has launched the MBTA Rider Census, a system-wide passenger survey, at www.mbta.com/census. The results of the census play an important role in planning future service and ensuring service is provided fairly, so please participate.  Below is some additional information: What is the MBTA Rider Census? The census is a short survey about you …read more

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Please Support Sen. Barrett’s Carbon Pricing Bill on Oct 27th

A hearing by the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy has been set for Sen. Mike Barrett’s (D-Lexington) carbon pricing bill, S. 1747, An Act combating climate change: Date:  Tuesday, October 27th at 1:00 pm Location: State House, Hearing Room B-1 WE NEED A VERY IMPRESSIVE TURNOUT.  Sen. Barrett’s bill has been gaining huge momentum.  We’re up to 44 …read more

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Follow-up to “Answering the Call: An Interfaith Gathering for Climate Action”

 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

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