Category Archives: Government

The Environmental League of Massachusetts’ (ELM) report card evaluates our Governor’s environmental commitments and accomplishments. ELM notes: “though there is some progress around climate change and resiliency, a lack of leadership and much needed action means, for the third year … Read More

A United Nations study reported tat 44.7 million tons of e-waste was discarded in 2016, and only 20 percent of it was disposed of properly. Many of the materials used in making these products can be recovered and reused, including plastics, glass, and … Read More

Below is an article by Craig Altemose, the executive director of 350 Mass Action, about Jeffrey Sanchez’s loss in the September Primary. Sanchez is the long term Chair of the Massachusetts State House Ways and Means Committee. Craig describes how … Read More

On Saturday, September 15 at 11am at the Brattle Theatre (40 Brattle St., Cambridge), Green Newton is co-sponsoring the Boston premiere of Power Struggle, a ground-breaking documentary on the fight to shut down Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. Come learn … Read More

Newton’s summer ban on use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers ends on Labor Day. After Labor Day, the gas, electric or battery-powered 65 decibel leaf blowers or lower are allowed Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm, and Saturdays, 8am-5pm. All leaf blower use is prohibited … Read More