Category Archives: Greening Our Community Series

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

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

Join Green Newton for the Earth Day presentation ‘Food Recovery: Why is it important?’ on Monday, April 22 at 7pm in the Druker Auditorium of the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St., Newton). Americans waste as much as 40% of … 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

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

On Monday, March 19 at 6:15pm, Green Newton will hold its annual meeting in the Druker Auditorium of the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St, Newton) prior to the Greening Our Community Program.  There will be a vote on Green Newton’s slate of … 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

Speakers addressed the goal of “Zero Waste” for the City, a process that sees waste as a resource that has value and takes a holistic approach towards managing that resource. This includes reducing consumption, maximizing recycling, composting, encouraging reuse and re-purposing of … Read More

Today, there are thousands of synthetic chemicals used to make our clothing, cosmetics, household products, electronic devices, even our children’s toys. Many of these chemicals help us to live longer and more comfortable lives, but many of these useful chemicals … Read More