Green Newton’s youth led presentation Greening the Holidays was recently highlighted in the Boston Globe. We believe the youth in our city feel passionate about addressing climate change and are motivated to take action. Through the newly formed Environmental Youth Leadership Program, Green Newton hopes to bring the next generation of climate leaders together to engage fellow students and the broader community, and help move Newton toward a better future. High school students interested in getting involved should email

Green Newton encourages a greener holiday season

By Sydney Brown and Armand Manoukian Boston University journalists

Updated December 9, 2020, 8:44 p.m.

Green Newton, an environmental nonprofit, hosted a virtual event on Dec. 6 to encourage Newton residents to practice more sustainable habits during the holiday season.

Youth leaders of Green Newton spearheaded the event, “Greening the Holidays,” in which current and former Newton high school students presented on topics from environmentally friendly transportation to sustainable gift giving.



Watch the video of the December 6 Greening the Holidays presentation.

Headline image was created by Newton North High School Junior Esther Zhang.