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State Senator Creem Files Bill to Ban Toxic Flame Retardants

Members of our community who care about the health of our children, families and firefighters are grateful to Newton’s State Senator Cynthia Creem for filing “The Children and Firefighters Protection Act”, a bill that would ban toxic flame retardants. For forty years, three chemical … Read More

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Plastic Bags are the #1 Source of Contamination in Newton’s Recycling

Plastic bags are the #1 source of contamination in Newton’s recycling… a message from Waneta Trabert, Director, Newton Environmental Affairs Division Plastic bags are the #1 source of contamination in Newton’s recycling. Though they are recyclable, plastic bags are not accepted … Read More

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Tip of the Week: Choosing Christmas Trees

The Nature Conservancy recommends opting for a real Christmas tree, since most plastic trees aren’t biodegradable or easily recyclable. Tree farms give back to the planet by providing wildlife habitat, keeping soil healthy, and absorbing carbon dioxide and breathing out oxygen … 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 A … 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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