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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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Solarize Needham exceeds expectations and is being extended to October 31st!

The Solarize Needham campaign has exceeded even our expectations. So far, 111 Needham households have chosen to Solarize their homes. Those homes will generate over 900,000 kWh of electricity yearly. Because of our success – and the continuing interest the program has received – our Solarize partner Astrum Solar has agreed to allow us to …read more

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Green Needham’s Home Energy Savings Team Helps You Save Money and Energy!

Green Needham Collaborative’s Home Energy Savings Team (“HEST”) looks at possible ways in which Needham homeowners can reduce their fossil fuel use while increasing their use of renewable energy.  HEST wants to help everyone lower their carbon footprint and  save money.  HEST is actively exploring ideas and projects for the upcoming year.  At the Harvest …read more

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Support the Updated Bottle Bill Ballot Initiative – Vote “Yes” on Question #2 in November!

Did you know that on November 4th you will be asked to vote on the Updated Bottle Bill? What is The Bottle Bill: The Bottle Bill is the nickel deposit on beverage containers. It has been in effect since 1982, and has become a model for other states and countries around the world to help …read more

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Successful Solarize Needham program will add nearly 100 solar PV systems in town

Solarize Needham officially ended on June 30th with contracts signed for 99 new solar PV systems in Needham. Congratulations to Solar Coach Artie Crocker, a member of Green Needham’s Steering Committee, for the energy and commitment he brought to this successful collaboration among Astrum Solar, the Town of Needham and Green Needham. Astrum Solar has …read more

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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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