In the classic 1967 movie The Graduate, Ben, the main character played by Dustin Hoffman, is chatting at his college graduation party when he is urgently pulled aside by Mr. McGuire, a mid-career family friend. In a hush tone, Mr.
Don’t throw out those tattered jeans! As of Nov. 1, 2022, clothing and textiles are no longer allowed to be thrown away in the trash in Massachusetts, as the state moves to drastically reduce its solid waste. Why this textile ban?
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
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,
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,
There are many ways to celebrate spring and honor the Earth in April and May. Native Plant Sale Enhance the beauty of your garden and help sustain pollinators by adding native plants to your garden. The Temple Beth Shalom Environmental
We are in a climate emergency and are called to action! The message is unmistakable. The latest UN Climate Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicates “a brief and rapidly closing window to ensure a liveable future.” Cities
Do you have a solar array that began operating before 2019? Do you receive Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC) payments? If the answer to those questions is yes, you probably know that the phase-out of support for 3G cellular devices
Cook along with Meatless Monday Needham at a Zoom class on Thursday, Feb. 10, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Vegetarian cooking instructor Jessica Weiss will demonstrate how to cook a meatless dish featuring tofu, mushrooms, aromatics and Indian spices. Register for
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