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January 2020

Students for a Greener World Meeting

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newton Free Library

SGW helps Green Newton reach out to kids of all ages and to help them learn and practice environmentally friendly actions at home, school, wherever — and have fun doing it. Please contact Margaret Ford, Student Programs Coordinator, for more information: [email protected] Meet at the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St., Newton) in Meeting Room A.

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Film on Activists’ Work Against Tar Sands

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne’s Episcopal Church 147 Concord Road, Lincoln

There will be a showing of the film ‘Necessity’ at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church (147 Concord Rd., Lincoln) on Tuesday, January 28. Grounded in people and places at the heart of the climate crisis, Necessity traces the fight in Minnesota against the expansion of pipelines carrying toxic tar sands oil through North America. The story unfolds in a setting where indigenous activists and non-indigenous allies make use of the necessity defense in making a moral case for acts of civil disobedience. Many of…

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Intergenerational Climate Lobby Day

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Old West Church, 131 Cambridge St., Boston

Join forces with leaders from across Massachusetts on Saturday, January 29 to ask our representatives to pass science-based, equitable climate policy. Join Our Climate, Massachusetts Climate Strike, MASSPIRG Students, Citizens’ Climate Higher Education, Sunrise Movement Boston, Clean Water Action and more as we hold our representatives accountable for the legislation that will protect our future: – Rep Benson’s Carbon Fee and Rebate Bill (H.2810) – Rep. Garballey’s 100% Renewables Bill (H.2836) Registration starts at 9am at the Old West Church (131 Cambridge St.,…

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A Century of Parks and Recreation in Newton

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newton Free Library

Newton History Series Join retired Boston College professor, Mike Clarke, for a talk that will trace the history of Newton's parks, playgrounds and organized sports movement s of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The movement was led in part by Newton's majoy Edwin Childs and Ernst Hermann, the first and longest-serving Superintendent of Playgrounds. Period photographs will illustrate the talk. Co-sponsored by New Conservators.

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February 2020

Nature’s Best Hope: Grow Native Massachusetts

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Harvard University Science Center

Nature’s Best HopeWednesday, February 5  7pm-8:30pm Harvard University Science Center, Hall B (1 Oxford St., Cambridge) Recent headlines about global insect declines, the impending extinction of one million species worldwide, and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us.  Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our present-day standard of living on Planet Earth. The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Doug Tallamy will discuss…

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School Connections February meeting

February 13 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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Green Newton's Schools Connections will meet on Thursday, February 13, from 3:45-5pm in the third floor arc area of the Newton Free Library. The group provides a forum for parents, students and educators to promote sustainability in Newton’s schools. All are welcome to participate as we share experiences and ideas. If your school does not yet have a Green Team, we can help to establish one. Representatives of the group participate in discussions to improve food quality and sustainability in…

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