Upcoming Events

Monday, May 2
SGW & Friends Library Exhibit
Starts: Monday, May 2
Ends: Wednesday, Jun 1 - 12:00 am
Location: Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St, Newton, MA 02459, United States
Description: SGW and students from Newton schools will have with a month-long exhibit in the main hall, illustrating how today’s kids will continue “greening Newton” and the environment. The exhibitors will also participate in our May 23 SGW annual program, Are You Keen on Being Green?
Monday, May 2
Students for a Greener World Wild Boars
Starts: Monday, May 2
Ends: Monday, May 2 - 6:30 pm
Location: Newton Free Library, Homer Street, Newton, MA, United States
Tuesday, May 3
No More Pipelines Rally/Celebration/State House Visit
Starts: Tuesday, May 3
Ends: Tuesday, May 3 - 2:00 pm
Location: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133, United States
Description: To celebrate the victory of Kinder Morgan's announcement that it is
suspending all work on the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline
project and to continue advocating for "No More Pipelines," join us at
Mass Power Forward's rally and celebration at 11:30am on the State House
steps. At 12pm there will be Training/Opportunities to visit legislative
offices and a 1pm Hearing.

We're still fighting the massive Spectra pipeline expansions and we want
elected officials to go on record to oppose any pipeline expansions.
Green Newton has supported the work of the Toxic Action Center, the
Massachusetts Interfaith Coalition on Climate Action, Environmental
League of Massachusetts, and local leaders from more than 50 impacted
towns that would be impacted by new gas pipelines in Massachusetts and
New Hampshire and across the region.

Join us to show Boston and the pipeline companies that we want a clean
energy future!
Tuesday, May 3
Starts: Tuesday, May 3
Ends: Tuesday, May 3 - 9:30 pm
Description: Massachusetts is poised to take a big step in accelerating the
transition to clean energy as proposed legislation for carbon pricing
gains support. Learn...

* Why we need carbon pricing. * What carbon pricing is and how it works.
* What it means for Massachusetts and how it will impact us.

The League of Women Voters of Westwood-Walpole-Dedham, Needham,
Brookline, Hingham, Newton, Norwood, Sharon-Stoughton, and Winchester
present speakers Marc Breslow, the Acting Director of Climate Xchange
and Cathy Buckley, Chair of Massachusetts Sierra Club.

Marc Breslow is an energy and climate policy expert and economist. He is
Acting Director of Climate Xchange, an organization that is focused on
passing carbon fee-and-rebate legislation in Massachusetts. In 2010,
while working in state government, he had a leading role in developing
the Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020. He has a Ph.D. in Economics
from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Cathy Buckley is active on several climate-related fronts, including
fracked gas pipelines, the Trans Pacific Partnership, and carbon
pricing. Before taking an early retirement to become a full time climate
activist, Cathy worked on transportation issues for the Boston
Metropolitan Planning Organization. Cathy holds Bachelor and Masters
degrees from MIT. The event is free and open to the public.

For information visit http://www.lwvwestwoodwalpolededham.org. The League of
Women Voters of Massachusetts is a member of the Clean Energy Future
Coalition. http://www.campaignforcleanenergyfuture.org

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Recycle Day

Bring Your Gently Used Items – Swap Day is on May 14

This spring’s Newton Swap Day will be on Saturday, May 14 from 8am-2pm (drop-off until 1 PM) at Rumford Ave. Recycling Depot (off Lexington St. in Auburndale).  Drop-off & Pick-up is for Newton residents only. Bring useful unwanted belongings for swapping or … Read More

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Free Bird Walk at Newton Cemetery on May 11

Join Newton Cemetery Board member Marygrace Barber, an avid local birder, for an informal bird walk on Wednesday, May 11 at 7am.  See and hear the different species of birds on the cemetery grounds in the spring.  Birders of all … Read More

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SGW Exhibit at Newton Free Library

Come See How Kids are ‘Greening Newton’ in May Library Exhibit

Students for a Greener World (SGW) and students from Newton schools will have with a month-long exhibit in the main hall from May 2-31, illustrating how today’s kids will continue “greening Newton” and the environment.  The exhibitors will also participate … Read More

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Johnny's Placemats

Green Newton Highlights

Click Here for Answers to Game on GN’s ‘Green’ Placemats in Johnny’s Luncheonette

If you take your kids or grandkids for a very good meal at Johnny’s Luncheonette in Newton Centre, they are sure to be entertained by coloring in placemats featuring the “Newton Energy $aver” initiative on one side and “Recycling” information … Read More

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Living Green

Do you have questions about how to live your day a little greener? Check out our Resources pages for answers to common questions.

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School Outreach

Recycling and Waste Reduction in Our Schools

The School Outreach Committee brings parents and educators of Newton together to share ideas about promoting energy and resource conservation in Newton schools. Past projects implemented at schools include: Classroom and Cafeteria recycling and composting Zero Waste Days and Green … Read More

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Healthy Environments

Healthy Environments

One of Green Newton’s missions is to protect people and the environment by promoting alternatives to toxic landscape chemicals and pesticides (i.e., herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides) through public education campaigns and community action. community resource and clearinghouse for information, referrals … Read More

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Weatherization, LED Bulbs, & Solar Homes

In our efforts to offset climate change, Green Newton´s Energy Committee educates residents, business people, and institutions about wise energy use, energy efficiency and renewable energy. We educate the community about renewable energy and energy efficiency through designing, financing, installing, … Read More

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