Category Archives: Voice Yourself

Green Newton School Connections (GNSC) meets every month on the second Thursday from 4:30-5:30pm on Zoom. Their next meeting is on Thursday, May 12 (See agenda). Use Meeting ID: 824 8110 2832 with the passcode “green”. Please email [email protected] if you have questions. … Read More

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the governing body that has authority over ISO-NE, our regional energy grid operator. FERC currently has TWO open proceedings that will have huge implications on our energy system for years to come: ISO-NE … Read More

For Phase II of Village Center Zoning Updates, the Community Engagement Network invites Newton community members to collaborate with city staff to make engagement materials and activities fun and accessible. Click here for the application and full details. Applications are … Read More

Our State Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has issued a straw proposal for a net zero building stretch code. Unfortunately, the proposal is unacceptably weak. DOER is welcoming public comment. Please write to DOER using the sample below, and customize … Read More

The City of Newton is receiving $63.2 million dollars through the American Recovery Act (ARPA) program. Mayor Fuller has said, “Our overarching goals for the funding is to seed initiatives that will help Newtonians and our city not just stabilize … Read More

Whole Foods was once a leader in environmental sustainability.  It was the first grocery nationwide to stop using plastic checkout bags in 2008. Since being acquired by Amazon, Whole Foods’ commitment to the environment has diminished.  Whole Foods received an … Read More