GN School Connections

Initiative:

Green Newton leads a forum for Newton parents and teachers interested in promoting sustainability in the classroom and beyond. About once a month, the group offers a setting for sharing experiences and ideas as well as support in facing challenges in implementing green initiatives at their schools. Some of our activities so far:

  • Sharing of past and current efforts at individual schools
  • A tour of Underwood Elementary in Newton, which led by faculty member Andy Gluck, has taken voluntary measures to recycle in the classroom
  • Conversation with the the David Stickney, Interim Director of Facilities of the Newton Public Schools about reducing carbon footprint in the schools
  • Submission of  a letter from the members of School Connections to Ruthann Fuller, the Mayor of Newton and to members of the Newton Schools Committee encouraging stronger efforts at lowering the carbon footprint of our schools and a request that the City hire a sustainability director for the Newton Public Schools
  • A tour of the Material Recovery Facility in Southbridge, where Newton’s recyclables get trucked and processed

Please contact Marcia Cooper at [email protected] for more information or if you are interested in attending a meeting.

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Green Newton leads a forum for Newton parents and teachers interested in promoting sustainability in the classroom and beyond. About once a month, the group offers a setting for sharing experiences and ideas as well as support in facing challenges … Read More

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