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Green Needham Update:
October, 2015    
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Temple Beth Elohim
Oct. 12, 6:30-9 PM

NHS - Room 206
Oct. 15, 7-8:30 PM

Needham Public Library  Community Room
Oct. 22, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

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Mark your calendar for the Green Needham program on Food Waste coming up on Oct. 22nd - more info will follow soon.

Green Needham has added a new "Greening Your Electricity" section to its Living Green in Needham compendium - check it out!  We also encourage you to get your no-cost energy assessment, and to think more about all our "stuff."  

Coming up:
Too Good to Waste: Creative Solutions for Reducing Food Waste
Needham Public Library  Community Room
Thursday, Oct. 22, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

It's shocking to realize that 40% of the food in America is wasted -- culled as imperfect and unsalable by producers, discarded by grocery stores, uneaten at restaurants and cafeterias, and thrown away in people's homes.  At the same time, over 49 million people in America do not know where their next meal is coming from.  What can be done to address these two issues?  Read more...
"Living Green in Needham" Now Includes New "Greening Your Electricity" Section 
How can all of us, as electric customers, support renewable energy? Living Green in Needham, an online compendium of information on living sustainably in our town, now features a new section: Greening Your Electricity. Perhaps you are considering solar panels, or have been wondering about "solar farms," or you may be confused by telephone solicitations from companies offering to supply your electricity. Green Needham's Greening Your Electricity pages cover all these subjects, furnishing background information, explanations of terminology, and ideas on how to help get more renewable power into the grid. And since the best watt is the watt not used, the Green Electricity section also includes tips on how to lower your electric use.  Read more ...
Have You had your No-cost Home Energy Assessment?

With the support of local businesses around Needham, Green Needham and our Mass Save partner, Next Step Living, have signed up dozens of electric customers for no-cost home energy assessments at "tabling events" around town this summer. It is not actually "free" - we all pay a small "conservation" charge on our Eversource (formerly NSTAR) bills every month, which pays for the Mass Save-run program, but there is no charge to get the assessment. Read more...

The Story of Stuff
Stuff. We all have it, we might think we have too much (or at least the other people in our household have too much) and at the same time there's always something else we want (ooh, look!) The poet William Wordsworth wrote "the world is too much with us" and more recently the B-52's extolled the virtues of "that good stuff". For those of us concerned about the environment, material goods can be a source of a lot of internal conflict and guilt. The world economy runs on the production and consumption of goods, but those goods are turning into waste increasingly quickly.  Read more ...



Michael Greis
Green Needham Collaborative

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