Category Archives: Schools

Last year, we expanded our garden at the Peirce elementary school from one to three raised beds, allowing each fifth-grade class to plant, tend, and harvest their own salad garden. In mid-June, we celebrated our success with a salad lunch … Read More

Green Newton has a forum for Newton parents and teachers, who are interested in promoting sustainability in our schools, as well as sharing experiences and ideas. This is an opportunity to connect on issues of recycling, composting and school garden projects, in addition to receiving support for implementing green initiatives in schools. Our … Read More

The City of Newton invites you to attend the presentation “Cracking the Code: Understanding Zoning for Homeowners” at the Newton Free Library (300 Homer St., Newton) on Wednesday, November 29 from 6:30-8pm. This is the next in their series on the City’s project to … Read More

On Wednesday, November 8 at 7pm at Newton City Hall in Room 211/Chamber, please come and show your support for a proposed ban of disposable polystyrene food containers in Newton. These are the ‘Styrofoam’ takeout containers, cups, plates, etc. which are hazardous to our … Read More

Although it occurred over three years ago, the lead water crisis in Flint, Michigan still remains relevant to this day. It was what prompted the Department of Public Works to increase testing water for lead beyond the state mandate, and over the … Read More