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

Summer Internships Available - Are you  looking for an opportunity to support local sustainability initiatives?  Several paid internships are available this summer. 1. Part-time Social Media Intern for Green Needham Green Needham is seeking a person with an interest in the environment, as well… Continue Reading
Adapting Your Home for the Future - How does the typical Needham (or any suburban) home contribute to climate change and how can these homes become part of the solution rather than part of the problem? On Tuesday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m.,  First Parish in Needham… Continue Reading
Plastic Bag Ban Overwhelmingly Approved by Needham Town Meeting - At 11:00 pm last night, after a presentation by Green Needham's Plastic Waste Reduction team co-chairs Rob Fernandez and Kathy Raiz and a brief debate, the Plastic Bag Ban was overwhelmingly approved by Needham Town Meeting, with only one dissenting… Continue Reading
Needham Town Meeting Poised to Vote Tonight on Plastic Bag Ban - By: Kathy Raiz and Robert Fernandez ARTICLE 39 With Needham’s 2023 Spring Town Meeting underway this week, proponents and supporters of Article 39, ending single-use plastic bags in our town, are optimistic that members will deliver environmental protection to our… Continue Reading
A Needed Amendment to the Accessory Dwelling Unit Bylaw - At Needham's May 1, 2023 Town Meeting, members will consider an amendment to the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) bylaw which has been in place since 2019. To date, Needham’s brief history of ADUs has yielded 12 units over the course… Continue Reading

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