Category Archives: GN Talks – Slides and Videos

The video of Dr. Daniel Faber’s January 12 presentation “Environmental Injustice and the Crisis of Environmentalism” is now available. Director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative, Dr. Faber speaks about climate change and the ecological crisis, as well as … Read More

On December 6, Green Newton’s Environmental Youth Leadership Program presented ‘Greening the Holidays,’ a program to help all of us rethink our holiday habits and inspire us to consider the environmental impact of every gift that we give. The video … Read More

In October, Newton resident Jay Walter presented a webinar on how the City’s proposed zoning ordinance addresses environmental concerns. You can view the video of the talk as he explains how the goals of Newton’s Climate Action Plan can be … Read More

Our webinar program on May 21 featured several good ideas on how to accelerate efforts to create transportation that’s healthy and supports our environmental goals to reduce air pollution. The program speakers were: Ann Lusk, PhD, Harvard Chan School of … Read More

Learn from Dr. Philip Hanser and Craig Forman about how an electric heat pump can be an affordable, efficient alternative to burning fossil fuels for residential heating and cooling and for providing hot water for the home. Watch the video … Read More

Three Newton leaders in green building innovation–Paul Eldrenkamp, Nick Falkoff, and Rachel White–spoke on the principles of sustainable building for the future on March 25, 2019. Paul Eldrenkamp of Byggmeister, Inc., a design-build remodeling firm specializing in energy-efficient retrofits covered … Read More

Alan Nogee spoke on what it will take for Newton and the United States to get to net zero carbon emissions to meet UN climate goals, including the implications for land use, trees and forests. See the presentation slides HERE Nogee, … Read More

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

Newton has almost 600 unrepaired gas leaks from the pipelines under our streets. This gas is methane, a potent heat-trapping greenhouse gas. It can be explosive, kills our trees and contributes to air pollution. Most of our gas is “fracked … Read More