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

It’s a Great Time to Go Solar! - Eversource recently published their electric rates effective Jan. 1, 2023.  The average cost of residential electricity will increase by 33%  (from $0.30/KWH to $0.40/KWH).  This is primarily due to higher cost of natural gas, which is the main energy source… Continue Reading
November 15th Presentation on Needham’s Climate Action Plan - Cities and towns across Massachusetts are making valuable contributions to addressing the climate crisis. Stephen Frail, chair of the Town of Needham's Climate Action Planning Committee (CAPC), member of Green Needham, and a Climate Reality Project Leader, will give a… Continue Reading
Solid Waste Forum Gives Updates on Reduce/Reuse/Recycle - The timing was perfect -- a new waste ban for textiles in Massachusetts, a bombshell Greenpeace study casting doubt on plastics recycling, and an engaged audience anxious to get their questions answered. The Nov. 2, 2022 Needham Solid Waste Forum,… Continue Reading
Recycling & Solid Waste Forum_11022022 Reminder – Needham RTS, Green Needham Host Recycling & Solid Waste Forum - On Wednesday, November 2nd at 7 pm, the Needham RTS and Green Needham will host a Recycling & Solid Waste Forum in the Community Room of the Needham Public Library.  There will be multiple presentations by individuals closely connected to this topic,… Continue Reading
Ask your Town Meeting Members to support CEA! - Town meeting members will soon have the chance to take an important step toward reducing carbon emissions. At the October 24th Special Town Meeting, the Select Board will ask for permission to explore bringing Community Electricity Aggregation (CEA) to Needham.… Continue Reading

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