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“Rally for Rosie’s Place” – This Weekend at Volante Farms

Visit Volante Farms this weekend, March 8th and 9th, and support their “Rally for Rosie’s Place.”  When you shop at Volante’s this weekend and add fresh produce to their collection bins, Volante Farms will match every pound of your donation with more fresh produce, helping to bring a month’s worth of fresh food to those in need. Volante Farms …read more

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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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Residential Heat Pump presentation rescheduled for April 7th.

Green Needham’s Residential Heat Pump presentation, postponed due to the February 13th snowstorm, has been rescheduled for Monday, April 7th at the Needham Historical Society. Heat pump systems, also known as ductless mini splits, can provide a more cost effective and energy efficient way to heat and cool a home than traditional heating systems. They …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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Volante Farms recognized as Green Business of the Year by Newton-Needham Chamber

Needham’s Volante Farms, Kingsbury Homes and North Hill were the Needham businesses recognized at the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce’s Green Business Awards Breakfast. Close to 200 business and civic leaders gathered on June 26th along the banks of the Charles River at the Newton Marriott Hotel’s outdoor pavilion to discuss and celebrate the economic …read more

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Climate change science for the rest of us

The basic process of scientific research underlies just about everything we depend on in our world – medicine, agriculture, transportation, energy, technology and more. We all learned it in school – if not in college science courses, in high school or even earlier. Scientists make hypotheses, test them against facts and observations, submit the results …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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Receive $1,750 – $3,500 for replacing an old boiler or furnace this summer

After last week’s heat wave, replacing your aging and inefficient boiler or furnace is probably not the first thing on your mind. But it should be, especially this summer. If your boiler or furnace is at least 30 years old, replacing it this summer could mean between $1,750 and $3,500 in rebates. And, you won’t …read more

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The Water is Rising: Meeting summary and follow-up

Green Needham thanks Brian Swett, Energy and Environment Chief for the City of Boston, for coming to Needham on May 20th to present Boston’s climate change strategy. Since creating its first climate change strategy in 2007, Boston under Mayor Menino has been a national leader in developing and executing a comprehensive strategy that encompasses mitigation …read more

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Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce Green Business Awards Breakfast features Attorney General Martha Coakley

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley will be the keynote speaker at the Newton-Needham Chamber’s Green Business Awards Breakfast on Wednesday June 26 in Newton. The Green Business Awards Breakfast will honor local businesses for their environmental achievements, and will be held outdoors, along the banks of the Charles River, adjacent to the Newton-Marriott Hotel. Attorney …read more

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