Archive of posts tagged news

Time to Consider a More Environmentally Friendly Lawn Mower?

“Do you really need a gas-powered lawn mower?”  That’s the question that a recent Boston Globe article posed, and with summer upon us it’s a timely question.  The article traces the experience of a city dweller who moves to a suburban home, and has to now contend with a lawn.  The author reviews the environmental …read more

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Reducing Food Waste – June 7th Workshop for Restaurants and Food Service Businesses

Restaurants and food service businesses in Needham and neighboring communities are invited to a workshop on Reducing Food Waste on Tuesday, June 7th at 9:30 am. This free workshop is designed for the busy food service professional and is presented by Green Needham and RecyclingWorks. This free workshop is open to food service businesses in …read more

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Local Solutions to Food Waste

As three Green Needham members stepped into the massive 19th century “castle” full of quirky niches and rumored secret passages, we could scarcely believe that we were on our way to see a state-of-the-art cafeteria. Our research into creative local solutions to food waste had brought us to the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham. …read more

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Hillside School 5th Graders Take on Cafeteria Food Waste

Where does all of that cafeteria lunch trash go? That was the question the Radioactive Hamburgers, a team of fifth grade students at Hillside Elementary School, asked when they began work on their FIRST Lego League (FLL) project last fall and were tasked with designing a project that solved any problem related to trash and/or …read more

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House Members Support Solar

Thank you, Denise! Green Needham is pleased to see that Representative Denise Garlick was among those House members who signed a crucial letter in support of the Massachusetts solar industry. Initiated by Representatives Cory Atkins and James O’Day, the letter was signed by 101 representatives — nearly 2/3 of the House members. The strong statement …read more

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Needham Talks about Solar

There was a lot to say about solar at Green Needham’s “Let’s Talk About Solar” program on March 15th.  Almost 50 people came to Broadmeadow School and learned about the new solar project at the RTS, as well as other solar efforts in town. After years of discussion and planning, the solar arrays at the …read more

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Mass Save Home Energy Assessments: Next Step Living Has Shut Down, But Other Contractors Are Not Affected

For those Needham residents who have had a no-cost Mass Save home energy assessment, contractor Next Step Living is a familiar name.  Recently, however, Next Step Living unexpectedly announced that it has ceased business operations as of March 18, 2016.  Mass Save has set up a toll-free number for Next Step Living customers to answer …read more

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Reconstructed Eastman Trail at The Newman School – Check it Out

The Eastman Conservation Area at the Newman School was created in the mid 1970’s.  An Eagle Scout project created the original boardwalk that brought students through the swamp area and onto the circular trail.  Later, a second layer of boardwalk was built on top of the original.  The Needham Science Center brings students to the …read more

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Let’s Talk About Solar: The RTS and Beyond

This coming Tuesday, March 15th, Green Needham is sponsoring an informational session on the solar project at the Needham RTS, as well as projects at homes and institutions around Town. at 7:30 pm at the Broadmeadow School’s auditorium. Come hear how the project at the RTS (“the dump”) will soon start providing thirty percent of …read more

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What you didn’t know about Recycling at the Needham RTS

Think you know everything about recycling at the Needham RTS?  Maybe, maybe not – read on, you may learn something new! Some Surprising Recycling Facts: Sure, they’re plastic, but …. do not recycle plastic bags of any kind at the RTS – these cause serious problems at recycling facilities, jamming equipment as they getting wrapped around the …read more

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