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September 2019

Boston Climate Strike

September 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
boston city hall plaza, City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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Stand with others on September 20th for Youth Climate Strike’s call to action to fight against the #climatecrisis. Following the lead of Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, thousands of young people and adult allies will gather in Boston this September to kick off a week of climate action! Read more ...

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Needham Adult Education: Low-Maintenance Gardening: Fall Workshop

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Needham High School – Room 409, 1330 Highland Ave
Needham, MA
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$75

Do you think fall and winter are times to rest in the garden? Wrong! There is plenty you can do now, from small tasks to big-picture planning. Come join us for this two-session class to learn what you can do now to cultivate a beautiful landscape. We will focus on techniques for designing, planting and maintaining a low-maintenance, sustainable and environmentally responsible garden that is appealing in all four seasons. In addition, you will be introduced to some new plants…

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Solarize Plus Needham – Meet the Installers

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Powers Hall, Needham Town Hall, 1471 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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Are you interested in attractive prices on technology which helps the environment? Solarize Mass Plus Needham is up and running. You can learn all about it at this Meet the Installer event on Thursday, September 26, 7 p.m. at Needham Town Hall. Please join us to find out how residents can take advantage of discounted pricing on Rooftop Solar and on Air Source Heat Pumps which heat and cool a home. Additionally, the event will include information about electric cars…

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October 2019

Energy Efficiency Day

October 2
Free
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This annual event aims to raise public awareness. Many people may not realize that energy efficiency is one of the best ways to address climate change. In fact, with robust action, research shows that efficiency can get the United States halfway toward its climate goals. (Plus it saves money,  creates jobs, cleans the air we breathe, and enjoys bipartisan support.) Last year, more than 350 organizations, companies, utilities, and local governments signed on as supporters, and 59 cities, counties, states, and universities joined the U.S. Senate…

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Needham Adult Education: Foraging for Edible Plants and Mushrooms

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
claxton, Across from Needham RTS
Needham, 02492 United States
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$29

Enjoy a leisurely walk through the Needham Town Forest, while stopping often to identify edible plants and mushrooms. You will also learn about the proper way to harvest these finds, along with some culinary preparations. At the end of the walk, we will enjoy some foraged food that David will have already prepared. David’s book, Urban Foraging, will be for sale as well. The program will take place rain or shine. Limited to 25. Instructor: David Craft Date: Saturday, October…

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Harvest Fair

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Needham Town Hall Green, GPA & HIghland Ave
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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Have Fun And Support Local Businesses At Needham's Annual Harvest Fair!  Green Needham will be there with our partner, HomeWorks Energy. Speak to one of our Solar Ambassadors about Solarize Plus Needham, and whether your roof is a good candidate for solar. Stop by and see us. Get more information about all the activities at the Fair!

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Needham Adult Education: Climate Change: Latest Information on Evidence, Impact and Choices

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Needham High School – Room 206, Webster St
Needham,
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$25

It has been said that climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. Would you like to know more about the evidence for human-caused climate change and the impacts of climate change that are already starting to be seen and felt? Join us for a fastpaced, up to date, non-political audiovisual overview of this important topic. The discussion will include the urgent choices that we must make in response to climate change. The class will be based…

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Needham Adult Education: Stop Mulch-Scaping and Start Landscaping!

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Needham High School – Room 409, 1330 Highland Ave
Needham, MA
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$19

At some unknown point in time, mulch-- black, orange, brown, etc. – became a part of the landscape, but wouldn’t you rather have plants? Anywhere you can put mulch, you can dig a hole and put in a groundcover plant. Groundcover plants = living mulches. Think of the money, time and work you’ll save on mulching every spring. And groundcovers are the go-to plant for low-maintenance gardens. Besides eliminating the need for mulch, they keep weeds from crowding in; they…

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Green Newton’s GreenEXPO 2019

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Newton Centre Green, Centre St.
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Over 40 Sustainably focused businesses and community groups will show you the many ways you can make a positive impact on our homes, communities, and the world. Bring family and friends for a day of fun and inspiration! Learn more about Green Newton's GreenEXPO 2019

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December 2019

Needham Adult Education: Electric Cars and Hybrids

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Needham High School – Room 206, Webster St
Needham,
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$25

Are you thinking of buying an electric car or a hybrid and would like to learn more about the options? This class will answer your questions about options currently available, what they cost, how they work, their range, charging time, and performance. You will also receive information on financial incentives, market trends and environmental benefits. The instructor can describe his experience with two hybrids and three electric cars. Instructor:  Peter Kane Check out other Needham Adult Education programs.  

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