On Tuesday, April 16 Newton city councilors passed the Sustainable Food Containers and Packaging Ordinance, a ban on restaurants using disposable plastic stirrers and foam polystyrene food containers as part of an effort to eliminate single-use non-biodegradable plastics from the … Read More

The City of Newton will be hosting a paper shredding and drug take-back event on Saturday, April 27 from 8am-12pm at the NewtonResource Recovery Center (115 Rumford Ave, Auburndale). Call 617-796-1660 to reserve a time. For more information, view the … Read More

Join Green Newton for the Earth Day presentation ‘Food Recovery: Why is it important?’ on Monday, April 22 at 7pm in the Druker Auditorium of the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St., Newton). Americans waste as much as 40% of … Read More

In the single stream recycling process, plastic items are sorted using optical scanners, which use the reflection of light to identify the types of plastic. Black doesn’t reflect light, so it cannot be seen and sorted properly by the scanners. … Read More

Newton Community Farm is now accepting applications for our high school intern programs! Summer internships are unpaid opportunities for high school age youth to learn about organic and community farming in a fun, friendly environment while serving either with the … Read More

Each year, April kicks off Green Energy Consumer Alliance’s renewable energy tour and electric car showcase season. Join GECA at the April electric car showcases – because your next car should be electric! Earth Day doesn’t end on April 23! … Read More

Three Newton leaders in green building innovation–Paul Eldrenkamp, Nick Falkoff, and Rachel White–spoke on the principles of sustainable building for the future on March 25, 2019. Paul Eldrenkamp of Byggmeister, Inc., a design-build remodeling firm specializing in energy-efficient retrofits covered … Read More