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?
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Tuesday, May 31
THE ECOLOGY AND CONTROL OF COMMON WOODY EXOTIC INVASIVE PLANTS
Starts: Tuesday, May 31
Ends: Tuesday, May 31 - 9:00 pm
Location: Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St, Newton, MA 02459, United States
Description: Horticulturist Bruce Wenning will give a talk on some of the more common
exotic invasive woody plants that are found in Newton and the
surrounding communities. Learn about the traits of these pest-like
plants and why they are detrimental to our native ecosystems. Control
options will also be discussed.

Mr. Wenning has over 20 years experience working with volunteer groups
and private clients in the control of exotic invasive plant projects. He
is the horticulturist of the Country Club in Brookline.

Sponsored by Newton Conservators and Green Newton
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Saturday, Jun 4
Tom Ashbrook at Newton Community Farm
Starts: Saturday, Jun 4
Ends: Saturday, Jun 4 - 8:30 pm
Location: Newton Community Farm
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Sunday, Jun 5
AN AFTERNOON OF FUN ON CRYSTAL LAKE! _PADDLES AND PETALS_
Starts: Sunday, Jun 5
Ends: Sunday, Jun 5 - 5:00 pm
Description: SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH FROM 1-5:00PM (rain date: Sun., June 12th) 20 Rogers
St., Newton Highlands

Enjoy a canoe, kayak or paddleboard ride on Crystal Lake! The Crystal
Lake Conservancy and the Newton Parks and Recreation Department invite
you to sign up for half hour slots between 1-4:00pm to enjoy the
pleasures of canoeing/kayaking/paddle boarding. A lifeguard will be on
duty and all participants will be required to wear life jackets and sign
a waiver. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult while on the
water.

View our vision of a new Bathhouse and learn about the Conservancy's
ongoing watershed activities to protect Crystal Lake! Enjoy refreshments
and flowers for home planting. Support Crystal Lake Conservancy's
efforts to keep Crystal Lake healthy with a $10 donation per
canoe/kayak/paddleboard. _Sponsors: Whole Foods and Star Market_

Visit http://www.CrystalLakeConservancy.org or call Janice Bourque at
617-967-0797.

Volunteers are needed! Go to our website to volunteer or go directly to
VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/phQ6GH
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‘The Ecology and Control of Common Woody Exotic Invasive Plants’ Talk on Tuesday, May 31

On Tuesday, May 31 at 7pm at the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St, Newton), horticulturist Bruce Wenning will give a talk on some of the more common exotic invasive woody plants that are found in Newton and the surrounding … Read More

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The MA State Senate Votes to Ban Plastic Bags! 

Kudos to State Senators Cynthia Creem, Jamie Eldridge and the entire MA State Senate for their leadership in voting on May 25, 2016 to ban plastic carryout bags from large retail establishments in Massachusetts. Thirty two cities and towns have … Read More

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Come for an Afternoon of Fun on Crystal Lake! Paddles and Petals on June 5

Come join us on Sunday, June 5 from 1-5pm (rain date: Sun., June 12) and enjoy a canoe, kayak or paddleboard ride on Crystal Lake! The Crystal Lake Conservancy and the Newton Parks and Recreation Department invite you to sign … 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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Resources

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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Initiatives

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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Energy

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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