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Green Needham Update:
June 2011
Upcoming Events
Green Energy Tour of Needham Homes
June 11 10:00 - 2:00

Green Community Public Hearing:
June 13, 7:00 pm

Speak out on Climate Change:
June 15, 7:30-9:00 pm
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Summer is almost here.  Before it officially arrives, please join us at several very important events:
Read on for details and - if you haven't yet taken the 10% Energy Challenge - a chance to win $100 gift certificate to Volante Farms if you take the Challenge now.

Green Communities Hearing on June 13th
The Green Communities Study Committee will hold a public hearing seeking community input regarding the adoption of the Stretch Building code and other Green Communities qualifications on Monday, June 13th at 7:00 pm at the Broadmeadow School.

Your participation is important. Attending the meeting, whether you wish to speak or not, demonstrates your interest and helps Needham seize this opportunity to become a more sustainable community.


Check our blog for more information on the hearing. 

Green Energy Tour of Needham Homes
The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Green Energy Tour on Saturday, June 11 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. On this tour you can visit homes right here in Needham that feature the newest clean energy technology.

Find out how one family produces electricity every time they turn on their heat, or how another has a system that extracts heat from 55-degree underground water.


View our blog for more information. 

Win $100 Gift Certificate from Volante Farms 

If you haven't yet participated in the 10% Challenge, you have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Volante Farms. But you'll have to act quickly: plans must be submitted before midnight on June 11th to be eligible.

To take the Challenge, simply go to Click on the 10% Challenge menu link.
Needham Community Farm News!
On May 22nd, the Needham Community Farm (NCF) broke ground at their new location off Pine Street. Over 40 volunteers, children and adults, spent the day building raised beds, to be used for educational programs at the site. Read more here.

The Needham Community Farm is also offering a unique educational experience this summer that will teach participants how to plan,  prepare and maintain a vegetable garden using organic methods. Read more about this opportunity on our blog.


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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