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November 2020

The Electric Vehicle Experience – 21st Century Cars

November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

  Sponsored by the Westwood Walpole Dedham League of Women Voters Are you thinking of buying an electric car or a hybrid?  Would you like to learn more about them?  This seminar will answer your questions about what’s available, what they cost, how they work, range, charging, performance, financial incentives, market trends and environmental impacts.  Presenter Peter Kane will also describe his experiences with two hybrids and three electric cars. Register for this Zoom event at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrde6qqTIsGdAmDHNYD3I3vWRMRaTwxkne  

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Fundraiser Featuring “The Biggest Little Farm” film – Follow-up Zoom Session

November 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10

Can 200 acres of barren farmland be turned into a productive farm in harmony with nature? Here is an opportunity to see the inspirational, award-winning documentary THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM and support the Needham Community Farm, which provides fresh, locally grown produce to neighbors who experience food insecurity. Donate at least $10 to the Needham Community Farm, and you will receive a link and password for the film, which will be available for viewing on a computer (or TV if…

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Fundraiser Featuring “The Biggest Little Farm” film-Viewing Period

November 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - November 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
$10

Can 200 acres of barren farmland be turned into a productive farm in harmony with nature? Here is an opportunity to see the inspirational, award-winning documentary THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM and support the Needham Community Farm, which provides fresh, locally grown produce to neighbors who experience food insecurity. Donate at least $10 to the Needham Community Farm, and you will receive a link and password for the film, which will be available for viewing on a computer (or TV if…

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What’s Up with the Recycling Business? – Current Situation, Future Recommendations

November 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Date:  Thursday, Nov. 12th, 7:30 pm (on Zoom) Greg Smith, Superintendent of the Needham Recycling and Transfer Station, will discuss the current state of recycling in Needham and the country, including the impact of China's dramatic changes in which recycling they will accept.  He will follow this with recommendations about how we can make changes in the short term within our TBS building and individual homes to improve recycling, and how we can move toward a more sustainable future. Registration…

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“What’s Up with the Recycling Business? – Current Situation, Future Recommendations” (Zoom meeting)

November 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Greg Smith, Superintendent of the Needham Recycling and Transfer Station, will discuss the current state of recycling in Needham and the country, including the impact of China's dramatic changes in which recycling they will accept.  He will follow this with recommendations about how we can make changes in the short term within our TBS building and individual homes to improve recycling, and how we can move toward a more sustainable future. Registration Required

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Author Robert Devine Speaks on new book “The Sustainable Economy”

November 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Content and photo from Green Newton Post On Thursday, November 5 at 7pm, join author Robert Devine for a virtual session on his new book, The Sustainable Economy. The volume is an original, engaging guide to creating a sustainable economy that will combat global warming while also improving our quality of life. Mr. Devine’s articles have appeared scores of publications including The Atlantic and the Los Angeles Times. He has authored and coauthored more than a dozen books, most of them published by the National Geographic Society.…

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October 2020

Temple Beth Shalom Webinar: Buying Green Energy for Your Home

October 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA 02494 United States
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Free

Confused about options for buying renewable energy for your home, and wondering how green it really is?  Temple Beth Shalom member Mat Tuttelman will explain the ins and outs of buying green energy for your home: * MA SMART Program * Buying vs Leasing Solar * Solar and Energy Storage * How you can reduce your carbon footprint * How going solar can increase your retirement savings * How going solar can increase your home's resale value * How to…

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Quiet, Healthy Yards: A Regional Residential Land Care Workshop

October 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Quieter, Economical & Healthier Ways to Maintain Our Landscapes Free Workshop on Electrifying Lawn Care (transitioning land care to low noise, zero emission equipment and people-powered tools.)  Co-Sponsored by the Town of Lexington and Town of Wellesley Department of Public Works.  Organized by MA-based nonprofit, Quiet Communities, Inc. in collaboration with the American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA).  Read more...  Quiet, Healthy Yards: A Regional Residential Land Care Workshop -- is intended for residents and town officials. It will include live…

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September 2020

It’s Electrifying! A Regional Workshop for Land Care Professionals

September 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Quieter, Economical & Healthier Ways to Maintain Our Landscapes Free Workshop on Electrifying Lawn Care (transitioning land care to low noise, zero emission equipment and people-powered tools.)  Co-Sponsored by the Town of Lexington and Town of Wellesley Department of Public Works.  Organized by MA-based nonprofit, Quiet Communities, Inc. in collaboration with the American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA).  Read more...  It’s Electrifying! A Regional Workshop for Land Care Professionals -- is intended for land care professionals and sustainability leaders at businesses,…

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Needham Farmers Market

September 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Needham Town Hall Green, GPA & HIghland Ave
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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Free

The health and safety of our community is our #1 priority. Click here to learn about what we’re doing on market day to uphold social distancing guidelines set by state and local officials. THIS WEEK AT THE MARKET – SUNDAY, Sept. 27th  12-4 pm  Garrity Way at Needham Town Hall This weekend, you'll find more of your favorite vendors (don't forget to pre-order!): Who's at the market? Amir's Natural Foods Boston Sword & Tuna Chestnut Farms Flores de Cafe Hearth Artisan…

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