Category Archives: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

It is easy being “green” on Halloween. Just make choices that are people-healthy, animal-friendly and Earth-conscious. All you need is time to plan ahead and some creative thinking: When it comes to costumes and décor—reuse, borrow, trade, purchase used or … Read More

Beeswax/cotton wraps keep your food covered while protecting the environment by reducing the use of plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Learn to make your own on Saturday, November 16 from 1-3pm in the Makerspace at the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St., … Read More

The City of Newton is partnering with Black Earth Compost to offer a once-a-week household curbside food waste collection service for your meat, dairy, fruits & veggies, and coffee grounds, tea bags and more.  The City went out to bid … Read More

Your refrigerator accounts for at least 11% of your household’s total energy use. Older refrigerators and freezers use inefficient technology, causing them to use up to $100 more annually than newer models! Your secondary “garage” or “basement” fridge or freezer … Read More

Preparing for the new school year presents a great opportunity for kids (and parents) to learn environmental lessons. During summer vacation, set aside school supplies that can be reused come September, including notebooks with blank pages, pens and pencils, and … Read More

Service Stars is partnering with Green Newton to help keep difficult-to-recycle items out of the landfill. Help us by saving up these items and dropping them off at our collection centers: damaged clothing stuffed animals plastic bags printer cartridges batteries … Read More