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About Green Needham
The Green Needham Collaborative is a community-based group bringing together people and organizations to build a more sustainable community through collaborative efforts on energy and the environment.
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On this Veterans Day, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to
join us on Monday, December 13th for a discussion about energy security and national security led by two outstanding young American veterans.

Please join us on Monday, December 13th at 7:30 pm at the Needham Library Community Room for the Green Needham Collaborative's December meeting. Click here for more information.
Green Community: A Designation Worth Pursuing
Green Needham is actively working on getting Needham designated as a Green Community. There are many benefits to becoming a Massachusetts Green Community - reduced energy costs for the municipality and its residents, economic development, environmental and quality of life improvements - but qualifying for additional funding, even in modest amounts, is always appealing.

Read about one interesting opportunity in this regard, a grant to install electric vehicle charging stations around the state. Why not in Needham??
Save the date: From Toxic Toys to Green Design - thinking ecologically about children's products
Date:  Monday, November 15 at 7:30 pm
Place:  Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Ave.

In preparation for holiday gift giving, the Shomrei Adamah Committee (Guardians of the Earth) of Temple Beth Shalom invites you to an event that will change the way you think about your child's health. For more, see the Green Needham blog entry.
Needham Farmer's Market: Survey and Next Meeting
Please come to the second meeting to organize a farmers' market in Needham on Monday, November 29th at 7:30 pm atFirst Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 23 Dedham Avenue, NeedhamAt the meeting we will discuss a strategy for building public support for a farmers' market, a possible January event, and other issues.
To express your opinion on a farmers market, please take the survey at the following link:
If you have questions or suggestions, e-mail Jeff Friedman at
To paraphrase a former mayor of New York - "how're we doing?" Send us your thoughts and suggestions via e-mail or on our blog.


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Michael Greis, Chair
Green Needham Collaborative
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