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Newton is Closer to a Strong Single Use Bag Reduction Ordinance

Kudos to Newton City Councilor Alison Leary for leading efforts to strengthen Newton’s plastic bag reductions ordinance. On February 6, the Programs & Services Committee of the Newton City Council voted to ban the thicker plastic bags that are offered by some markets … Read More

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Comedy Performance ‘Everything’s Connected’ on February 19

Bentley University presents Peterson Tosacano in ‘Everything’s Connected’, a live comedy performance on gender, climate change and spirituality on Tuesday, February 19 at 6pm in the Koumantzelis Auditorium (Lindsay Hall, Bentley University, 175 Forest Street, Waltham). Experience the artful, playful, outrageously funny, and deeply moving … Read More

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Tell Newton Councilors to Support the Improved Bag Ordinance Now

Newton is taking up important amendments to strengthen our plastic bag reduction ordinance on Wednesday, February 6 at 7pm at City Hall (Room 211, 1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton). This includes adding a 10 cent fee on all store supplied check … Read More

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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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