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Give Your Input on February 15 to Make Washington Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Friendly

Bike Newton has data that shows that Washington Street is one of the most dangerous sections of the city for vehicle crashes, as well as bike and pedestrian crashes. Similar streets in surrounding communities have installed protected bike lanes, sidewalks, safer pedestrian crossings … Read More

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Newton’s Zoning Redesign Presentation ‘Tapping the Creative Economy: Zoning, Arts and Artisans’ on February 15

Join the City of Newton as it presents its next in a series of Zoning Redesign Presentations at the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St, Newton) on Thursday, February 15, 6:30pm: Tapping the Creative Economy: Zoning, Arts and Artisans.  Having embarked … Read More

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Tip of the Week: Save Water in the Bathroom

More water flows through the bathroom than any other room in the house. In fact, bathrooms account for more than half of all indoor water use. But advances in plumbing technology mean that newer faucets, showers, and toilets use significantly less … 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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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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