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‘Invasive Plant Identification and Management’ Workshop on September 22

Invasive plants pose a major threat to our ecosystems, and the challenge of tackling them can often seem formidable. On September 22 from 9am-1pm at Great Hall Lodge at Cedar Hill (265 Beaver Street, Waltham), restoration ecologist Chris Polatin will teach us how … Read More

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Tip of the Week: Stop Food Waste

Wasted: How You Can Help Stop Food Waste by Tim Devaney   What if you took nearly half the food you buy and threw it away? That’s what we do as a nation every year. Around 40% of the food we … Read More

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Recycling 101: Pizza Boxes are OK

PROBLEM: Pizza boxes are a source of confusion. In the past, greasy pizza boxes were banished to disposal; however, due to advancements in recycling processing, this item is now permitted for curbside collection once all food waste has been removed … Read More

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Green Newton Highlights

Updated GN Recommended Lawn Care Provider Listing

The following are landscapers who: Understand and abide by Newton’s New Leaf Blower Ordinance (implemented 1/17/17) Work in Newton Will rake if asked, and, occasionally use electric or, in some cases, gas-powered leaf blowers Are stewards of the Earth   … 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

Schools

GN School Connections

Green Newton leads a forum for Newton parents and teachers interested in promoting sustainability in the classroom and beyond. About once a month, the group offers a setting for sharing experiences and ideas as well as support in facing challenges … Read More

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GN Environmental Awards

Annual Awards to Leaders in Sustainability

Since 2004, Green Newton has been awarding the Annual Green Newton Environmental Awards to individuals, community groups, and local businesses in recognition of their work in striving for a better environment. Awardees are announced at the May GN program at … Read More

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Energy

Newton Energy Savers Program

Green Newton educates residents, business people, and public institutions about wise energy use, energy efficiency and renewable energy. We feature the following energy saving initiatives: If you haven’t had a Mass Save Home Energy Assessment within the past two years, … Read More

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