Category Archives: Healthy Kids

The Newton Safe Routes to School Task Force (SRTS) is inviting Newton Public Schools students to participate in statewide a lawn sign design contest on “anti-idling.”  This year the Newton SRTS is undertaking a campaign to reduce car idling at … Read More

Boston Downwinders Working Group needs your ideas and support to assure a safe and healthy world for generations to come. Come hear the discussion on ‘Nuclear Urgencies:  Pilgrim and Beyond’ on Saturday, February 2 from 2-4pm at the First Congregational Church … Read More

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a synthetic estrogen that can disrupt the endocrine system, even in small amounts. It has been linked to a wide variety of ills, including infertility, breast and reproductive system cancer, obesity, diabetes, early puberty, behavioral changes in children … Read More

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 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

Shared Harvest winter CSA Shares Available for Winter

Let nature do the work as you grow your flowers, trees, shrubs, and/or vegetables. Sustainable gardening mirrors natural processes by recycling materials and minimizing energy use and waste. In this hands-on course, you’ll try out sustainable techniques in our instructor’s … Read More