Mayor Setti Warren, along with representatives from Eversource, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), and Newton’s Director of Sustainability Andrew Savitz, will announce the Newton Community Share Solar Initiative (CoSSi) in the Mayor’s Office at Newton City Hall (1000 Commonwealth Ave., … Read MoreRead More
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October 24, involves some of the country’s
most prominent food activists who are
united by a vision of food that can be
healthy, affordable and produced with
care for the environment, farm animals
and the people who grow, harvest and
Join us for a screening of the award
winning short film, Food for Thought,
Food for Life. The 20-minute film by Susan
Rockefeller explains the downsides
of current agribusiness practices and
also introduces us to farmers, chefs,
researchers, educators and advocates
who are providing solutions.
Alison Scorer, Newton Community
Farm’s Farm Educator, will facilitate a
Q and A after the screening. Suitable
for adults, teens and tweens. Come
and join the conversation
A Road Map to Reduce Traffic in Newton
Are you frustrated by traffic on Newton’s roads? Join the League of Women Voters/Newton for a forum to explore the causes of and solutions to congestion including:
• How much do Newton residents drive today compared to 20 years ago?
• What can be done to reduce vehicle traffic associated with new development?
• Does traffic congestion have an impact on our health, pocketbooks,
environment and time?
• Do other communities have solutions Newton can use?
The panelists will be:
• Steve Miller, board member of LivableStreets Alliance, and author
of the popular blog The Public Way: Transportation, Health and
• Eric Bourassa, Director of the Transportation Division at the
Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC)
• Nicole Freedman, Newton’s newly-hired Transportation
Director. Formerly the Chief of Active Transportation and
Partnerships, Seattle, WA., Boston’s Director of Bicycle
Programs and Hub On Wheels Executive Director.
The forum will be moderated by Brooke Lipsitt, LWV/N and former Newton alderman.
League of Women Voters
Newton Newton 350.org
Newton Council on Aging
Newton Safe Routes to School
Newton Department of Health & Human Services
Newton-Needham Chamber of
Aaron Niederhelman, Entrepreneur Agrarian Fund Co-Founder, to Speak at 2016 Newton Inspires on November 14
On Monday, November 14 from 7-9:30pm at Newton South High School, Newton resident Aaron Niederhleman, principal and co-founder of the Entrepreneur Agrarian Fund, will address the challenge of feeding the earth’s 9 billion people by the year 2050 at Newton Schools … Read MoreRead More
National Food Day, celebrated annually on October 24, involves some of the country’s most prominent food activists who are united by a vision of food that can be healthy, affordable and produced with care for the environment, farm animals nd … Read MoreRead More
Under a bright autumn sky in Newton Centre on Sunday October 16, the Green Expo drew crowds of adults and children to booths offering eco-friendly products and services, information on how to live sustainably, free LED bulbs, a composting bin … Read MoreRead More
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 MoreLearn More
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 MoreLearn More
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 MoreLearn More