Category Archives: Personal Health

Supporters criticize the Governor; vow to return it to his desk in new legislative session. BOSTON—Today environmental, public health and worker advocates blasted Governor Charlie Baker for running out the clock on a much watched bill to protect children and … Read More

The State Legislature passed a bill to ban harmful flame retardants. Let’s make sure Governor Baker signs it into law! On New Year’s Day, the state legislature passed a bill banning 11 toxic flame retardants in children’s products, household furniture, … Read More

The public is invited to a hearing before the Zoning & Planning Committee of the City Council on Monday, December 10, 7pm in Room 204 at Newton City Hall (1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton) about the proposed climate change vulnerability assessment which will result ultimately in a climate … Read More

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