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The City Offers Home Composting Bins

The City now offers two styles of compost bins, plus kitchen scrap collection buckets. Bins can be purchased online or at City Hall. Payments can be made by check, cash, debit or credit card at City Hall.  Once purchased, you may pick up your … Read More

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Tip of the Week – Garden Manually

Try to avoid using a hose pipe – use a watering can instead to concentrate on the areas that need watering. Try to water first thing before the sun is up to reduce water wasted to evaporation. Rake old clippings by … Read More

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Take Action in 20 Minutes: Don’t Let Congress Endanger Critical Regulations

2020Action.org aims to empower people to take action on environmental issues in just 20 minutes a month. It’s monthly action ‘cards’ help people get informed on important issues and present the resources to take quick political action. GN will publish these monthly … Read More

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Green Newton Highlights

SGW Diverts 100 Sneakers from Trash for Newton Serves

We are close to 100 pairs! Students for a Greener World collected sneakers for recycling and reuse during NewtonSERVES on Sunday, April 30 at Newton City Hall. This was our third year with this project, inspired by Cabot Elementary’s Green Team, and … 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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