Category Archives: Businesses

Join the City of Newton as it presents its next in a series of Zoning Redesign Presentations at the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St, Newton) on Thursday, February 15, 6:30pm: Tapping the Creative Economy: Zoning, Arts and Artisans.  Having embarked … Read More

The City of Newton is currently considering eliminating the use of polystyrene foam food containers in Newton food establishments. Commonly known as styrofoam, polystyrene foam containers are known to be hazardous to human health and detrimental to wildlife. The following article appeared in the … Read More

If you’d like to help to reduce plastic waste, try bringing reusable fabric bags to supermarkets for your fruit and veggie purchases instead of using plastic bags from the produce department. Also, consider whether you need any bag at all if you are putting produce such as bananas into … Read More

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber is assisting the 128 Business Council on an initiative to improve transportation improvements directly benefiting Newton and Needham residents, businesses, employees and customers. As a first step, we need a thorough understanding of how drivers, riders, bikers, … Read More

It was standing room only on November 27 at our Library program, “Newton Power Choice: Going Green”, moderated by Green Newton Vice President Jim Purdy with City panelists Ann Berwick, sustainability director; Eric Olson, Energy Commission chair; and Halina Brown, Energy … Read More

Recently, Green Newton posted a message to express our gratitude to MA State Senator Cynthia Creem for filing a bill that would protect children, families and firefighters from toxic flame retardants by banning these chemicals from products sold in Massachusetts. The following is … Read More

Send an important message to publishers about wasteful distribution. According to the Product Stewardship Institute, every 100 unwanted phone books removed from printing and distribution reduces greenhouse gas emissions equal to nearly 2,000 miles driven by a passenger vehicle. How Can Residents Opt … Read More

City Compost–a home composting service– reports that 131 new households have joined their service in the month of December.  That will amount to over 1300 lbs. each week of food scraps for making new soil. It would be great to have more of us … Read More