Phyllis Theermann

Learn what YOU can do to make buildings more efficient, comfortable and safer for everyone at the Sierra Club and Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) FREE better building codes webinar TOMORROW – December 11th- from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

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Buildings are responsible for over half of all energy consumption in Massachusetts and 46% of carbon pollution. To mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, it is vital that we significantly lower carbon emissions from our buildings sector over the next decade.

The good news? In 2019, we have a huge opportunity! Eligible code officials across the U.S. will vote on the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), the code for new buildings built in the U.S. and beyond. This code is the standard that can mandate that new buildings be built with significantly higher energy efficiency than those we live and work in today.

With your help, the next code would maximize building efficiency and safety, ensuring that every new building we build is better for the planet and our wallets. More comfortable buildings are more equitable for residents everywhere, regardless of income. Join them on December 11 and learn what you can do to help change building codes for the better.

This program is a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Sierra Club, Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN), Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP).

Winter heating costs have you worried?
Want to cut your utility bills?

Learn ways to reduce your energy usage and make your home more comfortable and efficient. The seminar will review available programs that help you reduce energy usage.

The 2018 Town Wide Energy Assessment Campaign sponsored by the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant and National Grid is offering no-cost energy audits, free light bulbs and significant rebates and assistance on insulation, heating equipment and appliances. The seminar will familiarize you with the audit process.

You are encouraged to bring your oil, gas and electric bills with you. Volunteers will help you determine your benchmark energy rating and assist with the audit process.

The seminars will be held TODAY at 1 PM at the Tolles-Parsons Center, 500 Washington St. Wellesley.

Sign-up with the COA 781-235-3961. Walk-ins are welcome.

This program is sponsored by the Wellesley Sustainable Energy Committee.

Phyllis Theermann

Bring the whole family to the GO GREEN Needham Expo at Needham Town Hall on Saturday, November 10th, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Find out how going green can help put money in your pocket and a smile on your face. There will be fun and inspiration for everyone!

-Learn how switching to renewable energy such as solar and geothermal will save you money

-Check out and test drive Electric Vehicle

-Take a ride on an Electric Bike

– Watch your kids build and race solar-powered cars

– Make music from junk

– Try the latest higher-powered yet quieter electric lawn mowers and leaf blowers

– Taste delicious food that’s healthier for you and the planet

-Listen to informative talks on climate change, statewide legislative efforts to address climate change, sustainable landscaping, and more

-Attend enlightening talks on a range of sustainability-related topics

– Learn about local outdoor hikes and activities right here in our backyard

– Talk to organizations who are working towards solutions to the climate crisis

– Learn sustainable gardening and the benefits of buying local food

Confirmed Exhibitors

Needham Community Farm
Growing fresh produce for those in need (in Needham, MA).

Green Energy Consumers Alliance
Enabling everyday people to make green choices in the most cost-effective, practical, and seamless ways possible.

Environment Massachusetts
Protecting the places we love, advancing the environmental values we share, and winning real results for our environment.

Home Works Energy
Energy Efficiency. Simplified. Our aim is to make it simple for you to have a greener home, and save some green too.

New England Solar Hot Water
Find out how easy it can be to switch to solar hot water, and how the benefits of renewable energy can help you save money and the environment.

Eastern Wind Power
Designing, building, and testing wind turbines mounted on high-rise buildings or pole mounted in open, high wind areas.

Needham Garden Center
Providing customers with higher quality products and services in a friendly, family-like atmosphere.

Volante Farms
A family run business passed down through four generations, Volante Farms is a place for all seasons.

Hartney Greymont
Our certified arborists take a holistic and environmentally-friendly approach to performing proven services that ensure the health and beauty of your trees for years to come.

Garden Mentor
Do you have a yard? A garden? A landscape? Whatever you call it, I can show you how to make it more beautiful and less work.

GeoOrbital Electric Wheel Company
Make your bike electric in 60 seconds.

Landry’s Bicycles
Founded in 1922, Landry’s Bicycles is collectively owned by our dedicated employees and rated as one of “America’s Best Bike Shops.”

MassBike
Promoting a bicycle-friendly environment and encouraging bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation.

Charles River YMCA
Operating out of two locations in Needham, Charles River YMCA is one of the community’s leading social service providers.

Bash the Trash

For over 25 years Bash the Trash has been building, performing, and educating with musical instruments made from recycled and reused materials.

Needham Community Council
Supporting people in Needham who have under-met health, educational, and social needs.

Needham High School Environmental Club
We are a group of students dedicated to promoting a greener community and environmental awareness.

Mass Climate Action Network
MCAN works with more than 40 communities to help them take action against climate change.

City Compost
We make the best compost we can, so the healthiest, cleanest food can grow for you.

Needham Recycling & Transfer Station

Providing residents with recycling and waste disposal services at the town’s transfer station, a.k.a. “The Dump.”

Bootstrap Compost
Greater Boston’s premier year-round residential and commercial food scrap pickup service.

Boston Bee Company
Managing owned and borrowed hives and selling the perfect bee product for your home from our apiary.

MUZI Chevrolet
Providing the highest quality and customer service for every new and used Chevrolet buyer.

 #GOGREENNeedham