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.
Working for a Plastic Bag Ban Bylaw in Needham
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
The Problem with Plastics
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.
The New Textile Waste Ban: Closing the Loop
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?
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
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,
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,
Celebrate Spring with Native Plants, Trail Clean-ups, and Free Saplings!
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
Let Green Needham Help You Respond to the Climate Crisis!
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
Don’t Miss Your SREC Payments!
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