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February 2020

Public Hearing on Ridge Hill and Nike Site

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Powers Hall, Needham Town Hall, 1471 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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The Needham Select Board will hold a public hearing on the present and future uses and management of the Ridge Hill Reservation and Nike Site on Tuesday, February 11, at James Hugh Powers Hall beginning at 7:30 PM. Ridge Hill and Nike are Town-owned properties, in the western part of Needham, accessible from Charles River Street and from Pine Street.  They total approximately 225 acres of land.  Of that, two areas: 3 acres around the former estate buildings at Ridge…

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Electric Vehicle (EV) 101 webinar: 7-8pm

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Green Needham has partnered with the non-profit Green Energy Consumers Alliance to make it easier for you to go electric as you’re going solar. Green Energy Consumers runs a program called Drive Green that makes researching, test-driving, and buying or leasing electric cars easier and more affordable. Join us for this hour-long webinar to get all of your electric car questions answered! We'll talk about why electric vehicles are a good choice, how charging works, available incentives, and more! Register…

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Needham Adult Education: Keeping Bees: A Year in the Life of a Honeybee Colony and Its Beekeeper

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Needham High School – Room 206, Webster St
Needham,
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$29

Birgit deWeerd is a beekeeper in Bedford, MA. A chemist by profession, she first became fascinated with beekeeping 30 years ago, when a friend gave her a jar of honey produced by bees from her own hives. Join Birgit for an engaging presentation on the activities in and around a beehive, starting in January and ending in the fall with the honey harvest. You will learn about the social interactions of honeybees, pollen and nectar collection activities, honey productions, and…

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Electric Vehicle (EV) 101 webinar: 12-1pm

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Green Needham has partnered with the non-profit Green Energy Consumers Alliance to make it easier for you to go electric as you’re going solar. Green Energy Consumers runs a program called Drive Green that makes researching, test-driving, and buying or leasing electric cars easier and more affordable. Join us for this hour-long webinar to get all of your electric car questions answered! We'll talk about why electric vehicles are a good choice, how charging works, available incentives, and more! Register…

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Public Meeting: Complete Streets Program in Needham

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Needham Town Hall, 1471 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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Free

Join the Town of Needham at a public meeting on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to learn more about the Complete Streets program and share your experiences and thoughts for improvements for pedestrian and bicycle travel in Needham.  Needham Town Hall, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA  02492.  Any questions, please contact Carys Lustig, Department of Public Works clustig@needhamma.gov. Read about event on Town's website

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January 2020

Go Solar Right Here in Needham!

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Liz Gregg’s Home, 1306 Great Plain Ave
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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You’re Invited! And bring along your Needham friends and neighbors! Gather for wine, beer, apps, dessert and door prizes 'round the woodstove. Learn about going solar and/or installing air source heat pumps here in Needham! Save the date for Friday, Jan. 31st from 7pm-9pm. (Snow date Feb. 8th) The Town's official Solarize Needham vendors, Boston Solar and N.E.T.R., will be on hand to answer all your questions! Feel free to just drop by, or you can let us know you…

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Needham Adult Education: Intro to Permaculture: Grow Fruits, Nuts, Herbs and More in Your Backyard

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Needham High School – room 909, 1330 Highland Ave
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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$45

If bad climate news is getting you down, here is something fun that you can do to make the world a better place right in your own backyard! Permaculture is a way to grow fruits, nuts, herbs and vegetables, that intentionally mimics patterns and relationships found in natural ecosystems. In a permaculture garden, everything works together in synergy--the soil life, different plants supporting each other, and the gardener. As a result, a permaculture garden requires less water, fertilizer, pest-control and…

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Solar and Coffee with Boston Solar

January 10 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
French Press Bakery and Cafe, 74 Chapel Street
Needham, 02492 United States
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  Solar and Coffee with Boston Solar   Interested in the Solarize Mass Plus Needham Program? Join us this Friday at the French Press Bakery and Cafe in Needham! Boston Solar will be there from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM to answer all your Solarize questions. Stop by and have a coffee on us! Don't forget to RSVP on Facebook and let us know if you'll be there!    

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December 2019

Brigham & Women’s Host Climate Change Event with Howie Frumkin and Bill McKibben

December 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis St. Bornstein Amphitheater
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Free

The PHS group at Brigham & Women's Hospital are sponsoring a "Grand Rounds" event featuring Howie Frumkin and Bill McKibben on Dec. 6th, from 8am-noon at the  Brigham ( see flyer with details).  It is open to the public and there is a link  for anyone to watch it online. View the live broadcast feed: https:  //bwhedtech.media.partners.org/programs/live/mgr/  

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Brookline’s Gas Moratorium Webinar

December 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Did you see the news about Brookline's town meeting passing a moratorium on gas in new buildings? Are you interested in implementing a gas moratorium in your town?  Come learn from the Brookline co-petitioners about how they built power in their town meeting to vote for a bylaw that bans gas pipes in new construction projects. MCAN is happy to be partnering with Toxics Action Center and Pipeline Awareness Network to sponsor this webinar to answer questions about introducing bylaws and…

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