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Green Needham Update:
July, 2013
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First Parish in Needham, Unitarian Universalist

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Sundays 1:00-5:00 June 2nd - Oct 27th 


Boston Greenfest

Boston City Hall Plaza

August 15-17 (check link for times)

Free Admission

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Dear  ,
Thanks to everyone who participated in one of our programs this year.  Read on to hear about how we celebrated July 4th and to find out about a great incentive from Mass Save to replace an old boiler or furnace.  Keep an eye out for the Solarize Needham program this fall and more ideas from our Home Energy Savings team.  Enjoy your summer!

Green Needham Celebrates July 4th


Green Needham celebrated Independence Day at the Needham 4th of July parade this year. Headed by an all-electric Nissan Leaf sedan, Green Needham members were joined by Needham homeowners who have installed solar PV systems on their roofs. We celebrated both freedom from the gas pump and the independence of producing your own electricity.


Since the Leaf is all electric, none of our marchers had to breathe hot exhaust fumes from a tailpipe - a bonus on a hot, sunny summer day. Green Needham thanks Clay Nissan of Newton for providing the all-electric Leaf for us to drive in the parade. 


We were also pleased to be the recipient of this year's Theme Award from the parade judges. Read more ...

Receive $1,750 - $3,500 for replacing an old boiler or furnace this summer


After last week's heat wave, replacing your aging and inefficient boiler or furnace is probably not the first thing on your mind. But it should be, especially this summer. If your boiler or furnace is at least 30 years old, replacing it this summer could mean between $1,750 and $3,500 in rebates. And, you won't face the long delays from busy contractors that you may encounter if your system fails in December.

If you replace any functioning boiler or furnace that is at least 30 years old by October 1st, you'll receive:

  • $3,500 if you have a natural gas or propane forced hot water heating system and you purchase a boiler of 90% AFUE or greater efficiency
  • $1,900 if you have a natural gas, oil or propane steam heating system and you purchase a boiler of 82% AFUE or greater efficiency
  • $1,750 if you have an oil forced hot water heating system and you purchase a boiler of 85% AFUE or great efficiency

To take advantage of this offer, read more ... 

Congregational Church of Needham recognized as a Green Church


The Congregational Church of Needham has been recognized as a Level One Green Church by the Massachusetts conference of the United Church of Christ. This designation, presented at the conference's 2012 Annual Meeting, was earned through the efforts of the Congregational Church's Environmental Ministry Team. The Church was one of six local churches who were the first in the state of Massachusetts to receive this certification.  Read more ...



Michael Greis
Green Needham Collaborative

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