Patch Picks: 5 Groups Going Green in Dedham
We have laid out five groups doing what they can to cut down on their carbon emissions.
Each week, Dedham Patch highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off and more in our feature called Patch Picks.
This week we are highlighting places and groups that are staying green whenever possible or encouraging others to do so. In a town that won a Green Communities award recently, there are obviously many in Dedham. We have listed five here, but we know there are a ton more. Feel free to add them to the comment section below.
- Town Hall installed solar panels on the roof of the building and has replaced offices and rooms with auto-lights and higher efficiency bulbs.
- Dedham High School also installed solar panels on their roof that is know helping to power the school - and reduce the school's use of the town's power grid.
- Whole Foods Market utilizes a fuel cell all year in order to reduce what their reliability on Dedham's power. This was especially helpful during Tropical Storm Irene, and allowed them to stay open the day of the storm.
- Sustainability Committee meets once a month and generates ideas on how to market "green" thinking throughout Dedham and how to bring ideas to fruition. The committee is currently working on safe routes for bicycles to travel in Dedham - to go along with new bike racks in the Square and at the Endicott Estate.
- Dedham Natural Wonders has put together events focused on educating the public about the ecosystem.