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.
Haven’t heard of Community Electricity Aggregation?
We’re excited to introduce Community Electricity Aggregation, an incredibly powerful tool in the fight against climate change! At the October 24th Town Meeting, the Select Board will ask for permission to explore bringing this program to Needham. Haven’t heard of
“Busier than usual” – Town Forest Earth Day cleanup
Members of the Needham High School Environmental Club were joined by volunteers from Green Needham and Mothers Out Front along with a few walk-on volunteers to clean up trash in and around the Town Forest this afternoon. Thumbs up and
Do It Smart, Do It Right – Building Net Zero Homes Today
Over 130 building & real estate professionals — builders, realtors, lenders, architects and others — signed up for Green Needham’s January 31 webinar, “High Performance Building Design – Do It Smart, Do It Right.” Attendees heard how net zero ready