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Green Needham is a collaborative - an umbrella organization bringing together individuals and organizations living in, working in and serving Needham who share a common interest in building a more sustainable community through collaborative efforts on energy and the environment.

Green Needham was founded by Michael Greis and Wendy Surr over the summer of 2006 and held its inaugural meeting on September 29, 2006.



  • Outreach - Green Needham outreach, education and communications projects


Green Needham Mission

To advance local projects and action that will help:

  • Reduce the use of fossil fuels
  • Save money on energy
  • Promote innovation in energy conservation and energy production, including renewable energy
  • Offer collaborative, educational opportunities for Needham Public Schools and Olin College students


How does Green Needham work?

Green Needham is a community-wide nexus for energy and the environment

  • Encourage networking and collaboration among Needham institutions, community organizations, businesses and individuals
  • Spawn and support action teams & local green initiatives
  • Educate and promote action by members of the Needham Community
  • Reduce duplication by helping interested parties find and join existing efforts
  • Generate community-wide engagement by putting a single face on diverse efforts


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