Earlier this year, Conservation Magazine published a short article called Change Does Begin At Home, which referenced some research from a team centered at Michigan State University. The key takeaway of the article was this: The researchers found that, by
[Guest blog post by Amy Winslow) Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, we generate 25 percent more landfill waste than during the rest of the year, and buy enough greeting cards to fill a football stadium 10 stories high!* When
From the Sierra Club: Cooler temperatures bring fallen leaves, and fallen leaves offer the chance to create nutrient-rich soil that will eventually help your spring garden bloom. Instead of cramming raked leaves into plastic bags that end up in landfills,
Approximately one thousand Needham students walked to school on Friday October 8th to celebrate International Walk to School Day (IWSD). Students from 5,000 U.S. schools in all 50 states joined children from 40 countries around the world in the IWSD,
Thomas Friedman’s article in the New York Times Saturday, Their Moon Shot and Ours, bemoans the lack of focus on some important long-term (“moon shot”) US goals. By comparison, China has four big infrastructure goals, including a focus on electric
Daniel Goleman, author of the acclaimed book on Emotional Intelligence, more recently wrote a book called Ecological Intelligence, which examines the hidden impact of our buying patterns on the environment. In a follow-up article, Goleman discusses a simple conundrum: which
(From The Daily Green website) The old folk wisdom that says place a brick in your toilet’s water tank is partially correct: It’s an effortless way to save water, but a brick isn’t the best choice of object. Use a
Over the past few decades, our increasing dependence on automobiles correlates exactly to the rise in carbon emissions and national obesity rates. Part of the solution to these and other challenges is right under our noses – and ankles.
Several groups in town – including Green Needham – have come together to promote a campaign this spring called Needham in Motion. The town-wide campaign will take place in May, and will consist of a set of activities and events designed to encourage residents to leave their cars at home on short trips and instead walk, hike, bike or take the T.