Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Sep 28
ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL GOES ON TOUR: BOSTON
Starts: Wednesday, Sep 28
Ends: Wednesday, Sep 28 - 10:00 pm
Location: Landmark Kendall Square, 355 Binney St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Description: Four exceptional environmental films addressing the science and impacts
of climate change, water scarcity, and the dark side of technology, will
have their Boston premieres at Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge. Each
film will be followed by discussions with filmmakers, scientists, and
environmental experts. Visit http://www.dceff.org/Boston [1] for tickets &
screening details. Presented by Bank of America, this event is a part of
HUBweek, which celebrates innovation and creativity at the intersection
of art, science, and technology.

WOMEN AND WATER (Spain, 2014, 58 min.), exploring the role of women in
Indian society as seen through the prism of water, will kick off the
showcase on September 28 at 6 p.m. The film reveals who has access to
this most vital of resources and why it is denied to the most needy,
illuminating the intersection of resource issues and social justice in
contemporary India. Spanish documentary filmmaker Nocem Collado, who is
also a photographer and an international women's rights advocate, will
be present for a post­ screening discussion. This feature will be ​
preceded by the short film, The Nature of People, examining efforts to
build resilience against sea level rise and storm surges caused by
climate change in coastal communities from Long Island to the Baja
Peninsula. ​

ICE AND THE SKY (France, 2015, 89 min.), focusing on French glaciologist
Claude Lorius's discovery of climate change in the Antarctic ice fields
in the 1950s, will screen on September 28 at 8:15 p.m. This film by
Oscar­winning French director Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) looks
back on six decades of research and exploration adventure to tell the
history of earth's climate, while offering a new, inspiring means of
transforming the human imprint on the environment. Ice and the Sky was
the closing film at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. ​

General admission tickets are $8. Student and military tickets are $5.
For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit
http://www.dceff.org/Boston​.
Info
Wednesday, Sep 28
ORGANIC LAWN CARE FOR AUTUMN
Starts: Wednesday, Sep 28
Ends: Wednesday, Sep 28 - 9:00 pm
Location: Newton North High School, 2nd Floor, 253
Description: The Fall is the best time to improve your lawn. Everyone works in their
yard in the spring, but really autumn is the season to make great
strides. Higher soil temps, cool nights, and favorable weather patterns
make it the ideal time; new grass germinating in the fall has two
seasons to develop a strong root system before the stress of the summer
heat. Learn how to care for your lawn organically without chemicals or
herbicides. We'll discuss why organic lawns have less compaction, deeper
root systems, and need less water. You'll also get tips on how to seed,
fertilize, add compost, as well as improve the pH of the soil, conduct
soil tests, and fix problem areas, so you can grow a lush, healthy lawn
that's safer for pets, children, and the environment. You'll also walk
away with basic landscape design ideas and learn the proper way to plant
perennials, shrubs, and trees. $34 Fee, Course # G787-F16 instructor:
David Gordon

To register:
https://registration.xenegrade.com/nce/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=8388
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Thursday, Sep 29
ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL GOES ON TOUR: BOSTON
Starts: Thursday, Sep 29
Ends: Thursday, Sep 29 - 10:00 pm
Location: Landmark Kendall Square, 355 Binney St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Description: DEATH BY DESIGN (USA, 2016, 73 min.), revealing the hidden costs of
consumers' growing digital dependency on smartphones, tablets, and
laptops, will be shown on September 29 at 6 p.m. Spanning the globe from
factories in China to the high tech corridors of Silicon Valley, the
film explores the underbelly of the electronics industry, and exposes
the environmental and health consequences of our digital addiction.
Award­ winning director Sue Williams will be present to discuss her
film, which won Special Mention for the Environmental Award at the 2016
Sheffield Documentary Festival in England. Williams has directed and
produced five critically acclaimed feature documentaries about China for
PBS Frontline. Outreach Partner Toolkit ­

THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES (USA, 2016, 80 min.), investigating the impact
of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and
conflict through the lens of national security and global stability,
will be presented on September 29 at 8:15 p.m. as the final film in the
showcase. Interviews with distinguished admirals, generals, and military
veterans reveal how climate change stressors - water and food shortages,
drought, extreme weather and sea level rise - function as catalysts for
conflict in volatile parts of the world. Award ­winning filmmaker Jared
P. Scott will be in attendance for a post screening discussion. Scott
wrote, directed and produced the 2015 NYTimes Critics' Pick Requiem For
The American Dream ­ Noam Chomsky and the Principles of Concentration of
Wealth and Power.

General admission tickets are $8. Student and military tickets are $5.
For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit
http://www.dceff.org/Boston​.
Info
Saturday, Oct 1
INVASIVES PULL AT HEMLOCK GORGE
Starts: Saturday, Oct 1
Ends: Saturday, Oct 1 - 12:00 pm
Location: Hemlock Gorge, Newton, MA 02464, USA
Description: FIGHTING INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES

SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM INVASIVES PULL AT HEMLOCK GORGE.
Near 2 Ellis St., Newton

Newton Conservators has expanded efforts to control buckthorn,
bittersweet, burning bush, multifora rose, and barberry infestations
inside beautiful Hemlock Gorge Park. Help keep the invaders out of this
beautiful park! In case of poison ivy, wear long pants and garden
gloves. Trash bags will be provided; the plants must be disposed of as
trash, not as yard waste. Meet at the parking lot at corner of
Quinobequin Rd. & Ellis St. at Rt. 9 intersection. Katherine Howard,
617-527-1796 (home) or 617-721-2571 (cell).
http://www.newtonconservators.org/21hemlock.htm
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Come Fight Invasive Plant Species on October 1

Come join Newton Conservators for their Invasives Pull at Hemlock Gorge on Saturday, October 1 from 9am-12pm.  Newton Conservators has expanded efforts to control buckthorn, bittersweet, burning bush, multifora rose, and barberry infestations inside beautiful Hemlock Gorge Park. Help keep the … Read More

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Caging Animals on Factory Farms Is Bad for the Environment

Confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) confine enormous numbers of egg-laying hens, breeding pigs, and veal calves in cages so small they can barely move. They produce enormous and extremely concentrated amounts of waste that pollute water and air and threaten public health in neighboring communities. … Read More

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Herbalist Led Nature Herb Walk on October 10

Did you know that some weeds and trees can help you stay healthy? Join this Newton Community Education class and learn to identify medicinal plants and trees commonly found in the woods and used by herbalists today. At this time of year, … Read More

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Green Newton Highlights

Visit the Green EXPO in Newton Center on October 16

Come to the Green Expo in Newton Centre on Sunday, October 16 from 10am-4pm for eco-friendly fun and information. This year’s Expo is presented by Green Newton in collaboration with the Newton Harvest Fair. Check out 40 vendors, who sell … Read More

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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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