When Volante Farms switched from plastic bags to paper bags at their grocery checkout, it was a “little bit of a learning curve” for customers and staff alike, owner Steve Volante said. “You don’t overfill them. The handles all rip,
Friends and condo neighbors Anne Hayek and Marilyn Shesko are on a journey — not a road trip, but rather an effort to drastically reduce the carbon footprint of their adjoining duplex units. Constructed in 2002, each 1860-sq.-ft unit was
Did you always assume a house that could produce all its energy via solar and use no fossil fuels (and create no carbon emissions) was a nice idea but would have a prohibitive cost? That it would look unusual and
Do you take the Needham Commuter Rail Line or live along the Needham Line? Your opinions and experiences are wanted for TransitMatter’s next “Regional Rail Report,” which will focus on the Needham Line. Please share your thoughts in this survey,
It all adds up! Every year Massachusetts generates 5.7 million tons of trash, of which 2.2 million tons are exported to other states. In the face of serious environmental concerns and shrinking disposal capacity throughout the Northeast, Massachusetts has a
Customer Complaint Recourse per Mass Save: * If a customer is dissatisfied with their home energy assessment and/or follow-up work (e.g., insulation) from HomeWorks Energy, (or any Mass Save Home Performance Contractor (HPC) service contractor), they can file a complaint
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
The Environmental Action Club has a long history of activism, working to bring awareness on environmental issues primarily to the Needham High School Students and the Needham Community. The club is student led, meeting weekly in the morning before school.
Plastic production has exploded since the 1950s. Its successful role in many applications during World War II helped to spark tremendous growth in the ensuing peacetime economy. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, global plastics production surged by 20 times
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.