Working Together for a More Sustainable Needham
–In Our Fifteenth Year!–
Green Needham Collaborative is a volunteer organization dedicated to securing a better future through local action. Partnering with community groups, businesses, town government, local schools, colleges, and houses of worship, we work to reduce carbon emissions and promote the wise use of resources.

Recent News and Updates

Town of Needham Initiative to Reduce Pesticide Use - Does it seem to you that, every summer, pesticide application signs are popping up all over? Now, amid increasing concern about the effects of pesticide use, Needham is stepping up its efforts to inform residents of the dangers of pesticides… Continue Reading
December 7th Special Election – Select Board Candidates answer questions on energy and climate - What steps can Needham take to address the climate crisis? See what Select Board candidates Karen Calton and Kevin Keene had to say in response to Green Needham's questions. With Massachusetts setting ambitious goals and legally binding targets to drastically… Continue Reading
Toyota Prius Prime - Susan McGarvey bought a Toyota Prius Prime Plugin Hybrid (PHEV) in December 2018.  Here's how she describes her experience owning and driving a PHEV: It is the perfect car for me. The vast majority of my driving is close to… Continue Reading
EVs and Plug-in Hybrids in Needham - How many Needham residents have plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles? What manufacturers do they buy from? Thanks to some analysis we did of information available from Massachusetts' MOR-EV rebate program, we have some answers. This table includes all qualifying EV… Continue Reading
Recycle smart Logo “Recycle Smart” Website Answers Your Questions About What to Recycle! - Are you  recycling "smart" and avoiding the most common recycling mistakes?  Not sure?  Want to learn more?  Then read on... Learning to Recycle correctly  is important  for several reasons.  Adding items to recycle bins that you "hope" or "wish" were… Continue Reading