Are you looking for an opportunity to support local sustainability initiatives? Several paid internships are available this summer. 1. Part-time Social Media Intern for Green Needham Green Needham is seeking a person with an interest in the environment, as well
Adapting Your Home for the Future
How does the typical Needham (or any suburban) home contribute to climate change and how can these homes become part of the solution rather than part of the problem? On Tuesday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m., First Parish in Needham
A Needed Amendment to the Accessory Dwelling Unit Bylaw
At Needham’s May 1, 2023 Town Meeting, members will consider an amendment to the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) bylaw which has been in place since 2019. To date, Needham’s brief history of ADUs has yielded 12 units over the course
Upcoming April 2023 Town Election – Select Board and Planning Board Candidates answer questions on energy and climate
Cities and Towns – and all of us who live and work in them – are at the front lines of addressing climate change and accelerating the transition to a zero-carbon economy. There are investments to be made and benefits
Reminder – Green Needham Hosts “The Problem with Plastic” Program at Needham Public Library
Mark your calendar for an upcoming Green Needham program “The Problem with Plastic,” hosted by Kathy Raiz, a member of Green Needham’s Plastic Waste Reduction Team, to be held on Monday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm, in the Community Room of the Needham Public
Needham High School Environmental Action Club – Awareness through Action
The Environmental Action Club has a long history of activism, working to bring awareness on environmental issues primarily to the Needham High School Students and the Needham Community. The club is student led, meeting weekly in the morning before school.
Working for a Plastic Bag Ban Bylaw in Needham
Plastic production has exploded since the 1950s. Its successful role in many applications during World War II helped to spark tremendous growth in the ensuing peacetime economy. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, global plastics production surged by 20 times
Progress on Needham’s Climate Action Plan
The Town of Needham is well on its way to creating a Climate Action Plan. The Plan will provide a roadmap for the Town, its residents, and businesses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build climate resiliency as it works
The New Textile Waste Ban: Closing the Loop
Don’t throw out those tattered jeans! As of Nov. 1, 2022, clothing and textiles are no longer allowed to be thrown away in the trash in Massachusetts, as the state moves to drastically reduce its solid waste. Why this textile ban?
It’s a Great Time to Go Solar!
Eversource recently published their electric rates effective Jan. 1, 2023. The average cost of residential electricity will increase by 33% (from $0.30/KWH to $0.40/KWH). This is primarily due to higher cost of natural gas, which is the main energy source