One of Green Newton’s missions is to protect people and the environment by promoting alternatives to toxic landscape chemicals and pesticides (i.e., herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides) through public education campaigns and community action.
- community resource and clearinghouse for information, referrals and technical assistance about the hazards of pesticides, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles and alternative pest control methods.
- reduce the use of pesticides by urging city agencies and Newton’s residential and business property owners to reevaluate all uses of landscape chemicals and pesticides and to adopt IPM, especially in the schools and on all public facilities and grounds.
- promote citizens’ “right to know” about the kinds of toxic chemicals they are exposed to and the potential health consequences of exposure. Whenever possible, we promote pre-notification and posting for all public and private indoor and outdoor uses of pesticides (schools, residential landscaping and lawn care, and public lands)
- Green Newton promotes opportunities for greater citizen awareness of and involvement in pesticide policies and practices in Newton.
Working with the City of Newton in 2015, Green Newton donated stickers with information on acceptable and unacceptable materials for recycling. Volunteers labeled 28,000 recycling bins around the city, helping residents better understand recycling procedures.
Students for a Greener World (SGW) is a dedicated group of middle and high school students whose goal is to reach out to kids of all ages and to help them learn and practice environmentally friendly actions at home, school … Read More
One of Green Newton’s missions is to protect people and the environment by promoting alternatives to toxic landscape chemicals and pesticides (i.e., herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides) through public education campaigns and community action. community resource and clearinghouse for information, referrals … Read More
The School Outreach Committee brings parents and educators of Newton together to share ideas about promoting energy and resource conservation in Newton schools. Past projects implemented at schools include: Classroom and Cafeteria recycling and composting Zero Waste Days and Green … Read More
Green Newton’s Transportation Committee is working to reduce our carbon footprint, conserve natural resources, and create a more sustainable community by expanding Newton’s transportation options. We encourage walking, bicycling and transit use and want to reduce the number of Vehicle … Read More
Green Newton is creating a forum for Newton parents and teachers interested in promoting sustainability in the classroom and beyond. The group offers a setting for sharing experiences and ideas as well as support in facing challenges in implementing green … Read More
Green Newton educates residents, business people, and public institutions about wise energy use, energy efficiency and renewable energy. We feature the following energy saving initiatives: If you haven’t had a Mass Save Home Energy Assessment within the past two years, … Read More
Green Newton is proud to sponsor a new solar initiative for 2017–Newton Goes Solar. We are here to answer your questions on home solar installations and to get you started on going solar–providing you with detailed information online, public information … Read More
Green Newton awards this distinction to individuals, community groups, and local businesses in recognition of their work in striving for a better environment. 2016 Karen Bray – Newton Safe & Sound (Individual) Jenny Horsburgh – Student, Newton North High School … Read More