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Green Needham Update:
November, 2017     
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Needham Public Library Community Room
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Moving Toward a Zero Waste Future:
Challenges, Strategies and Innovative Solutions underway in Needham
Reducing waste is good for people, good for the environment and it saves money.

After enjoying the long Thanksgiving weekend, join us at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 29th at the Needham Public Library to hear what's already happening to reduce, reuse and recycle waste in Needham. Bring your questions, ideas, and your enthusiasm for a conversation about what we can do next to help the environment and save money.   Read more...

Food Rescue Increases in Greater Boston

"Stop Food Waste and Feed the Hungry in Boston at 8 p.m." That intriguing opportunity caught the eye of Green Needham member Jay Delaune, who was perusing the volunteer listings on  One click led him to the volunteer page of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC), an organization that helps stop food waste while fighting hunger. RLC volunteers pick up bags of food which would have been thrown out by restaurants or caterers, and transport them to a designated homeless shelter or community center.

The Metro Boston team of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine coordinates over 100 volunteers to pick up food, providing them with helpful task overviews that explain whom to call and where to take the rescued food.. Volunteers are able to sign up online for as many specific days and places as they want.  Read more...

Initial Board of Selectmen discussion of plastic bag restrictions
Several members of Green Needham's Plastic Bag Elimination team, including team chair Rob Fernandez and Green Needham Chair Michael Greis, attended the Board of Selectmen's October 24th, 2017 meeting to hear the Board's initial discussion of plastic bag restrictions in Needham.

Green Needham has been working with the Chair and members of the board on approaches to eliminating single-use plastic bags in Needham. The Board had included exploring plastic bag use reduction in their list of goals, and this was their first discussion at a regular meeting.  Read more...



Michael Greis
Green Needham Collaborative

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