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
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
Sierra Club letter of support for the Needham Plastic Bag Ban bylaw proposal
A big thank you to the Sierra Club’s Massachusetts Chapter for authoring a letter of support for the Plastic Bag Ban by-law proposal, Article 41 at the upcoming May Annual Town Meeting. The Plastic Waste Reduction team has been reaching to
Reminder – Green Needham Hosts “The Problem with Plastic” Program at Needham Public Library
Mark your calendar for an upcoming Green Needham program “The Problem with Plastic,” hosted by Kathy Raiz, a member of Green Needham’s Plastic Waste Reduction Team, to be held on Monday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm, in the Community Room of the Needham Public
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.
Plastic Bag Ban ByLaw in Needham
We are collaborating with the Select Board to update the plastic shopping bag policy in town. We hope to join the over 150 towns and cities in Massachusetts who have already passed similar plastic bag bans.
November 15th Presentation on Needham’s Climate Action Plan
Cities and towns across Massachusetts are making valuable contributions to addressing the climate crisis. Stephen Frail, chair of the Town of Needham’s Climate Action Planning Committee (CAPC), member of Green Needham, and a Climate Reality Project Leader, will give a
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,
Ask your Town Meeting Members to support CEA!
Town meeting members will soon have the chance to take an important step toward reducing carbon emissions. At the October 24th Special Town Meeting, the Select Board will ask for permission to explore bringing Community Electricity Aggregation (CEA) to Needham.