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Green Needham Update:
May 2011
Green Tip: Getting More from Egg Cartons
Finishing your eggs doesn't have the be the end of the carton. Click to our blog for creative uses for used egg cartons.
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New England Wind Energy Education Project Workshop

June 7, 8:00 - 5:00

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June 11 10:00 - 2:00
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Spring is here, but the cool weather is a reminder that it's never too late to think about saving energy at home.  We're pleased to partner with NStar (see the first article below) to help more Needham residents take advantage of improved, no-cost home energy assessments.  You'll save energy and money and help Green Needham at the same time.

Green Needham Receives NStar Grant

Green Needham Collaborative has been awarded a grant from NSTAR to get more Needham residents to take advantage of NSTAR's no-cost home energy assessments and to follow up with efficiency upgrades. 


Green Needham is honored to be selected to take part in this pilot program, which gives community organizations a chance to promote NSTAR's energy efficiency programs. 


Check our blog for more information, including how to to set up your no-cost home energy assessment.

Hillside School Receives Energy Award

On May 2nd, in a ceremony at the State House, the Hillside School's Buddy Water Project was recognized with an award for Excellence in Energy and Environment Education by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Hillside School was represented by George Goneconto, Amy Cicala, Michael Kascak, parents, and their entire 2nd and 4th grade classes. Denise Garlick, Needham State Representative, was on-hand to congratulate the award winners on this momentous day for the Hillside students.


More information about the 2011 Buddy Water Project is available on the Hillside School site.


Green Kids Needham Celebrate Earth Week

Earth Week was celebrated with huge success by the Needham Elementary schools April 11-15th. Each of the schools took a particular theme or focus and created many exciting programs throughout their school all week. Most importantly the children have begun to truly own the concept that they are an integral part of making the world a better and more environmentally friendly place!


Read more about the event here.

Green Energy Tour of Needham Homes

On Saturday, June 11, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Needham will host a green energy open house event. Six Needham homes will be showcased, with features that include solar electricity, solar hot water, co-generation of electricity and heat, radiant floor heating, older home weatherization retrofit, and sustainable yard. Also featured will be the first Needham home to install geothermal heating and cooling. 

See more about the energy tour on our blog

New Environmental Resource at the Needham Library

The Needham Library is one of only two in the Minuteman Library Network to now offer this online reference and research library on the environment, energy and natural resources.

The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. You can access GREENR with your Needham/Minuteman Library card number from the Library's database page on the web.

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.


Michael Greis
Green Needham Collaborative
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