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Part 2 of Movie “Fed Up” Showing at the Congregational Church of Needham

The Congregational Church of Needham is showing part 2 of the movie “Fed Up,” a documentary about food choices and the causes of obesity in the US on Sunday, March 29th, from 11:30-1:00,  with a discussion following.  See flyer for more info.

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EPA Encourages Consumers to Save 1 Trillion Gallons of Wasted Water

EPA Press Release: 3/16/15 WaterSense Partners Celebrate Fix a Leak Week, March 16-22 Washington — Every year, more than one trillion gallons of water go down the drain because of household leaks. Leaks may increase a water bill by as much as 10 percent. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program encourages consumers to celebrate the seventh annual Fix a Leak Week, March 16-22, 2015, …read more

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Movie “Fed Up” Showing at the Congregational Church of Needham

The Congregational Church of Needham is showing part 1 of the movie “Fed Up,” a documentary about food choices and the causes of obesity in the US on Sunday, March 22nd, from 11:30-1:00.  (Part 2 will be show on 3/29 with a discussion following.)  See flyer for more info.

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“GREENING YOUR ELECTRICITY” Program

We all know that renewable energy is our hope for the future, but how can we, as individuals, accelerate the urgently-needed transition to clean energy? On Monday, March 2nd, Green Needham presented their “Greening Your Electricity” program at the Needham Public Library. The program demonstrated how any electric customer, even without being a candidate for …read more

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Needham Community Farm Seeks “Gardening Instructor”

The Needham Community Farm is looking for someone to teach two gardening classes – each class will be meet one evening a week for 14 weeks, from late April through early August.  This is a paid position – see job description.

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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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Energy Efficient Clothes Dryers now Available

Did you know that your clothes dryer may be one of the biggest energy hogs in your home? The average dryer uses 875 killowatt hours of electricity a year (calculate your dryer’s energy usage). But up until now, there were no models that were efficient enough to receive the EPA Energy Star Label. Well, that …read more

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Stuff

Stuff. We all have it, we might think we have too much (or at least the other people in our household have too much) and at the same time there’s always something else we want (ooh, look!) The poet William Wordsworth wrote “the world is too much with us” and more recently the B-52’s extolled …read more

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An Act Combating Climate Change – a Massachusetts Senate Bill to watch and support

Is it possible, with the stroke of a lawmaker’s pen, to cause a significant drop in carbon emissions in Massachusetts, with minimal or even positive effects on the state economy? This is exactly what backers of a revenue-neutral carbon fee say will happen. In January, 2015, Senator Mike Barrett filed a bill (SD 285) entitled: …read more

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Chamber seeks Needham nominees for 2015 Green Business Awards

The Newton-Needham Chamber is seeking nominations for its annual Green Business Awards. The awards recognize businesses that are at the forefront of the sustainable and environmentally-friendly business movement. To qualify a business must meet the following criteria: Located in Needham or Newton Has made significant progress in reducing energy or other environmental strategies toward sustainability, …read more

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