We encourage our members to support our local businesses and shop locally this holiday season.
Monthly Archives: December 2017
This holiday season, consider the ways you can make your gift giving more sustainable. In addition to giving gifts made of recycled or recyclable materials, think about giving family and friends ‘experiences’. Here are some suggestions: concert, dance or sporting event … Read More
The City of Newton will present the next in its series of forums on zoning redesign —Housing for Whom: Zoning, Affordability, Fair Housing on Thursday, December 14 from 6:30-8pm at the Newton Free Library. Residents are encouraged to attend and give their input. … Read More
The Newton Free Library (Druker Auditorium) will be showing a screening of ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ on Monday, December 18 at 6:30pm. In this follow up to ‘Inconvenient Truth’, Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train … Read More
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
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
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