Andy Levin, Editor of the Newton TAB has volunteered to be a “guinea pig for energy efficiency. To read the full wickedlocal.com editorial click HERE.
Monthly Archives: July 2015
I wanted to pass along an article for you and your readers on natural ways to fight off garden pests: http://www.fix.com/blog/pesticide-free-gardening/ Gardener Kelly Roberson gives several tips on gradually going pesticide free, as well as the benefits for your health. … Read More
If you would like obtain information to help choose the safest sunscreens to purchase for you and your family, Green Newton recommends that you click on this link to the Environmental Working Group information on sunscreens.
(Reprinted from the Environmental League of Massachusetts newsletter.) This week the Legislature approved a $38.1B budget (H 3650). Funding for environmental agencies amounted to $221M, thereby continuing to make up just 0.6% of the total. ELM has led the call for a … Read More
On July 30, Newton’s Plastic Bag Ordinance will start banning point of sale plastic bags less than 3 mils in thickness at retail establishments of 3,500 sq. ft. or greater. Retail stores with retail space of less than 3,500 sq. ft. … Read More
Invasive non-native plant species surround us: along roadsides, deep in forests, and in our own backyards. After decades using synthetic herbicides to control invasives, the invasive species remain out of control and growing environmental concerns are driving landscape professionals and … Read More
(Reprinted from the Sierra Club Newsletter.) We are at a critical moment in the fight to save America’s Arctic. We only have days left to convince the president to deny Shell’s permit, and we need your help! Last month, we … Read More
Students For a Greener World Wild Boars & interns will be staffing Green Newton’s G-STEAM Team at the STEAM Expo this coming Saturday, July 18, from 1-4pm at the Newton Free Library. (G-STEAM stands for Green STEAM.) We’ll have the Magic … Read More
(Reprinted from the Center for Health, Environment & Justice newsletter.) Samples of four brands of children’s crayons and two kids’ crime scene fingerprint kits contained deadly asbestos fibers, according to tests commissioned by EWG Action Fund. Inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause … Read More
On Wednesday, July 15 at 7pm, the Programs and Services Committee of Newton’s Board of Aldermen will meet in room 211 at City Hall to discuss the following items pertaining a proposed leaf blower ordinance: #31-15 PROGRAMS & SERVICES COMMITTEE … Read More