Category Archives: Voice Yourself

A hearing on three bills regarding manufacturer funded recycling programs will take place in the Massachusetts State Legislature from 1-5pm on June 22. Passing these bills on extended producer responsibility (EPR) for paint, mattresses, packaging, and paper would help defray … Read More

Underserved and language-isolated communities across Massachusetts struggle with high electricity bills while wealthier suburbs access the state’s energy efficiency services at six to seven times the rate of low- and moderate-income communities and communities of color. On Tuesday, June 15 … Read More

Green Newton supports vibrant village centers that reduce greenhouse gas emissions by providing nearby shopping and restaurants; facilitating mass transit, walking and bicycling; and offering a variety of housing options, including smaller, energy efficient homes and affordable housing. Whether you … Read More

Interested in how to make transportation healthier in Newton?  Join us for Green Newton’s Transportation Group online meeting on Thursday, June 10 from 1-2:30pm. Items for discussion include: how to help Newton achieve its climate action goal of 5% fewer vehicle … Read More

Newton’s commuter rail service has been dropped and station accessibility improvements for Auburndale, Newtonville, and West Newton have been removed from the State’s draft 2022-26 Transit Improvement Plan. Without strong, reliable mass transit, housing developments along the Mass Pike in … Read More

After carbon dioxide, methane is the largest contributor to global warming. The need for deep cuts in methane emissions is made clear in a 2018 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It warns that only with drastic cuts … Read More