Weatherization, LED Bulbs, & Solar Homes

Initiative:

In our efforts to offset climate change, Green Newton´s Energy Committee educates residents, business people, and institutions about wise energy use, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

We educate the community about renewable energy and energy efficiency through designing, financing, installing, operating and troubleshooting demonstration projects. We create models that enable and encourage other community groups to do similar projects.

  • Monitor quality control in weatherization projects in Newton, advocate better reporting of energy data for measurable results supporting energy improvements such as insulation.
  • Collaborated with Newton’s Energy Commission and advocated for the transition to LED bulbs installed Newton’s street lights
  • Promoted Solarize Newton with close to 400kW of solar installed on homes

Other Green Decade Newton Initiatives

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

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

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.

In our efforts to offset climate change, Green Newton´s Energy Committee educates residents, business people, and institutions about wise energy use, energy efficiency and renewable energy. We educate the community about renewable energy and energy efficiency through designing, financing, installing, … 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