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

Another Zero Energy Home in Needham - Did you know that there are examples of zero net energy homes right here in Needham? These super energy efficient houses generate enough solar power to provide all the electricity needed for the home's heating, cooling, hot water, cooking, and… Continue Reading
Join the Needham NightWalk and Celebrate International Dark Sky Week - This week, April  2-8, 2024, is International Dark Sky Week, a reminder of the importance of darkness for nocturnal wildlife, human health, and the glorious gift of a star-studded sky.  Light pollution -- overly bright and unnecessary outdoor lighting --… Continue Reading
Continuing the Local Effort to Reduce Plastics - What can we do about the relentless and concerning increase in the production of plastics and plastic waste?  According to a report from, in just the last two decades, global plastic production has doubled to a staggering 400.3 million… Continue Reading
Reminder: Candidates Night tomorrow, Monday, March 25 - We hope you’re planning to vote in our local election on April 9.  Tomorrow night, Monday, March 25, the League of Women Voters of Needham is hosting Candidates Night, a forum with the candidates for the two contested town-wide offices… Continue Reading
Homemade Signs Remind Us to Vote on April 9 - Are you planning to vote in Needham's  April 9 election? We hope so! Important environmental initiatives have been passed at the local level, including approving  a plastic bag ban, adopting stricter energy  standards for new construction, and moving forward on… Continue Reading

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