Make Needham a Green Community
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We the undersigned believe that climate change requires urgent action by governments at all levels. The Town of Needham has both an opportunity and obligation to take concrete steps to address this threat. As a concrete step, we are urging the Town to pursue the Massachusetts Green Community & Grant Program designation within the 2019 calendar year.
Becoming a Green Community will not only address the larger problem of Climate Change, it will also confer the following benefits to our town:
- Receipt of an approximately $149,000 designation grant
- Eligibility for annual $250,000 competitive grants
- Annual energy savings that free up town resources to help fulfill core mission
- A more flexible, comprehensive approach to facilities and infrastructure management
- Immediate savings to new home buyers in Needham through lower utility bills
- Lower greenhouse gas emissions
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