Living Green in Needham – Main Page

Green Needham’s on-line compendium of useful information and “green living” tips specific to our community.

How can I reduce the amount of energy I use in my home?  Where can I donate a used bicycle? How do I get a commuter rail ticket? Where can I buy locally grown food? Explore the Living Green pages below to get answers to these and many more questions about how you can live a more sustainable lifestyle.


Energy at Home

Explore options for saving money and energy in your home.  Get your no-cost Home Energy Assessment from Green Needham’s Mass Save partner, HomeWorks Energy, and start saving money and energy!  And learn how we can all save money and energy by conserving more energy and improving our home’s energy efficiency – it’s easy and it does make a difference.  Also see options for efficient space heating and water heating in your home.


Greening Your Electricity

As an electric customer, how can I bring more renewable energy into the grid? Is my house good for solar? What are my “green energy” options?




Driving Green

Transportation is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the US. So driving green increasingly means driving electric. EVs are powerful, fun to drive and cost less to own and run than gas-powered vehicles.



Learn how you can fight climate  change by changing your diet – eating more plant-based foods and limiting your intake of meat, especially red meat.  It’s a triple win — good for you, good for the environment,  and an inspiration to expand your cooking repertoire!  Check out the Meatless Monday website for great recipes.  Also, where can I buy local food? What are some ways to reduce food waste at home? What local organizations are working to get food to those in need?



Toward Zero Waste

Learn about the four R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink – to address problems of waste.



Recyclopedia Needham

How you keep your “stuff” out of the trash?  Find out how you can “recycle” or donate all kinds of used, but still “usable” stuff.





Options for getting around in Needham and beyond.






Get Sustainable Landscaping tips about how to make your yard beautiful and safe for pollinators and other creatures. And check out our list of places in and near Needham to get out and enjoy nature.



Legislative and Policy Advocacy

Green Needham recognizes the vital role of forward-looking legislation and policy in responding to climate change. We work with other local organizations to educate and influence decision-makers.  Contact Eleanor Rosellini to find out how you can help.


Green Tips – Here’s How

Learn to Live More Sustainably – One Step at a time.




Neighbor Spotlight

Neighbor spotlights feature people making changes in their lives to be a better neighbor to planet Earth. They are pretty ordinary people doing extraordinary things. They are inspiring, and we all need inspiration.





Advocacy Organizations

Learn about how you can support state-wide and national environmental advocacy organizations.




Get Involved!

We would appreciate your help! Do you have information to share or would you like to research a specific aspect of “living green” in Needham? Rather than having regular meetings, Living Green team members communicate informally as they individually collect and consolidate information on the local angle of various topics. If you have questions, comments, additions, or would like to get involved, please contact us at


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