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ACTION ALERT: Call EPA Commissioner Suuberg and Help End Nathan Phillips’ 2-Week Hunger Strike

Dr. Nathan Phillips has been on a hunger strike for close to two weeks now, in an effort to get the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to address the public health crisis that is occurring at the Weymouth compressor station construction site.  A … Read More

ACTION ALERT: Demand Governor Baker Fix Weymouth Compressor Site Safety Concerns So Nathan Phillips Can End Hunger Strike

Green Newton, along with Mothers Out Front Newton and 350 Mass Newton Node, want you to know that our dear friend, Boston University professor and tireless climate activist, Nathan Phillips, began a hunger strike on Wednesday, January 29 to call … Read More

Action Alert: Make Quick Calls Regarding the Weymouth Compressor Station

A broad spectrum of concerned environmental and health groups have been working to get the message out about the extreme human health and safety risks posed by a natural gas compressor station that Spectra Energy plans to build in Weymouth. … Read More

‘From Energy Security to Energy Shift, in Boston and Beyond’ Talk at the Newton Free Library on October 21

How can we apply lessons learned from last fall’s Merrimack Valley gas disaster? TONIGHT– Monday, October 21 at 7pm at the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St. Newton), Boston University Professor Nathan Phillips will speak on developing methods for Massachusetts … Read More

Watch the Video of GN Presentation ‘Building Electrification: The Third Leg of our Fossil Fuel-Free Future’

The GN Greening Our Communities presentation ‘Building Electrification: The Third Leg of our Fossil Fuel-Free Future’ from November 26, 2018 is available for viewing on NewTV. This episode discusses heat pumps and split systems for installation in homes, including how … Read More

‘Building Electrification: The Third Leg of Our Fossil Fuel-Free Future’

A heat pump can be an excellent alternative for both heating and cooling your home. In this presentation, Nathan Phillips will discuss the need to electrify the building heating sector. This will also be an opportunity to learn about heat pumps … Read More

2018 Newton Farmers Markets Crew – Thank You!

It was a great Farmers Market season this year! We oversaw many itty-bitty critters, including “Big Fat Grg” the woolly bear caterpillar and the infamous tomato horn-worms. Our arts and crafts projects included origami butterflies and colorful caterpillars. Toddlers loved … Read More

Cooking with Clean Energy

The following post was written by Ellie Goldberg, a Green Newton Advisory Board member and an advocate for healthy children, safe schools and sustainable communities (, and published in Medium on October 7, 2018. The more we know about the dangers​ of gas​​, … Read More

For Environmentalists Fighting Natural Gas, Safety Issue Comes To The Forefront

The following post appeared on the WGBH website on September 24, 2018.   While the gas fires and explosions earlier this month were a shock to residents of the Merrimack Valley, not everyone was surprised. Activists who’ve been lobbying … Read More