Category Archives: Personal Health

Do you want to make your Thanksgiving celebration a little kinder to the earth? Try one or all of the suggestions from the Environmental Working Groups’s Thanksgiving Guide below. Meat has a significantly higher carbon footprint than other protein choices. So choose … Read More

The City of Newton will be hosting a paper shredding and drug take-back event on Saturday, November 17 from 8am-12pm (rain or shine) at the Newton Resource Recovery Center (115 Rumford Ave., Newton).  Advanced sign-up is required! Call the Newton Senior Center Front … 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

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), algae blooms are not only disgusting and smelly – the toxic microcystins they can produce also pose serious health risks. Swimming in lakes contaminated with toxic microcystins can cause vomiting, headaches and rashes. Long-term exposure … Read More