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May 2021

The Next Ten Years — What Bold Climate Action Means for Us

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Heeding the dire warnings of climate scientists, the Massachusetts legislature recently set ambitious goals for a 50% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, on the way to reaching net zero emissions by 2050.  Why are the next ten years so important? On Tuesday, May 4 at 7:30 pm. First Parish in Needham, with Green Needham as cosponsor, will host a Zoom presentation on The Next Ten Years: What Bold Climate Action Means for Us. As part of its Lane…

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Needham Town Forest clean up

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Needham Town Forest, Entrance near corner Central Ave. and Marked Tree Road
Needham, MA
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Join Needham High School Environmental Action Club and Green Needham as we remove trash from Needham Town Forest. The Town of Needham is providing trash bags, and will carry away the filled bags to the RTS at the end of the event. Please bring a friend, a mask, some water to keep hydrated, and gloves if you have them. Meet at the quarry next to Claxton Field (where the Needham Booster’s annual Christmas Tree Sale is).

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March 2021

A National Climate Action Plan

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

With new national leadership we have a historic opportunity to tackle the climate crisis. Green Needham is pleased to join Temple Beth Shalom's Environmental Action Committee to host a Zoom meeting on March 15th at 7:30 pm with Derek Walter, the Environmental Defense Fund's U.S. Climate Program Director. Derek will discuss the EDF's bold and comprehensive Climate Action Plan. Since its founding in 1967, the Environmental Defense Fund has grown to be one of the most effective and most respected…

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Emergency Everywhere – Needham Standout

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Needham Town Hall Green, GPA & HIghland Ave
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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Join community organizers from Needham and rebels from Extinction Rebellion Boston at the Needham town center on Saturday 3/13 at 1 pm to call on the town to declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency.

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February 2021

Medfield Program: Possibility of a Zero Net Energy School

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

source: wickedlocal.com On Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., the Dale Street Sustainability Subcommittee of the Dale Street School Building Committee and the Medfield Energy Committee will hold a community forum on the energy efficiency options for the new school.  Hear from Arrowstreet, the Dale Street School architect, about the design considerations to be made over the next two months related to energy efficiency and net zero emissions. This is an opportunity to learn about the environmental concepts and design considerations…

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Meatless Monday – Dave Becker Zoom Cooking Class

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On Monday, February 8, at 6:30 p.m., Chef Dave Becker, owner of Sweet Basil and Juniper restaurants, will show us how to create an unforgettable meatless meal while we enjoy the same meal (dinner for two) in our homes. Here’s how it works: You register and pay $75. Prior to the event, you will receive an email with final details and a link to join the cooking class. Dave’s restaurant will prepare a three-course meatless, fully cooked, takeout meal for…

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The C-Change Conversation on Climate Science

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Watch the replay of this program on YouTube. Why is is that the hardest questions to answer about climate change can be the most basic ones, like: How do we know climate change is real and caused by humans? What is the scientific consensus? What are the dangers? Is there hope? It isn't just that there is so much information. It's also the challenge meeting your audience where they are. “Climate Change and You” is a presentation that does just…

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Needham Adult Education: Home Energy Efficiency Simplified

February 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presented in collaboration with the Green Needham Collaborative Abby Kessler If you are trying your best to conserve energy in your home, get some great tips from a pro! Abby Kessler, a former home energy assessor with Mass Save, will share tips that will enable you to reduce your energy bills, make your home more comfortable, and shrink your carbon footprint. The program will cover everything from small, easy to execute changes or practices, to larger changes like adding insulation…

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November 2020

The Electric Vehicle Experience – 21st Century Cars

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

  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

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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