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Have You had your No-cost Home Energy Assessment?

With the support of local businesses around Needham, Green Needham and our Mass Save partner, Next Step Living, have signed up dozens of electric customers for no-cost home energy assessments at “tabling events” around town this summer. It is not actually “free” – we all pay a small “conservation” charge on our Eversource (formerly NSTAR) bills …read more

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Needham Businesses recognized at 2015 Chamber Green Business Awards Breakfast

Three Needham businesses were recognized for taking a leadership role in the stewardship of the environment at the Newton-Needham Chamber’s annual Green Business Breakfast on May 6. The annual event was held outdoors along the banks of the Charles River, at the Newton-Marriott Hotel. Rich Davey, CEO of Boston 2024, delivered the keynote address and …read more

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Announcing Living Green in Needham: Recycling and Transportation

How — exactly — does one live a more environmentally-sensitive lifestyle in Needham? Just in time for Earth Day, Green Needham is pleased to announce the completion of the first two sections of “Living Green in Needham,” a project that will result in a comprehensive on-line compendium of useful information and “green living” tips specific …read more

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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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