Category Archives: Climate Justice

On May 25 at 6pm, 350 Mass will host the Massachusetts Attorney General Climate Debate online, with candidates Andrea Campbell, Quentin Palfrey, and Shannon Liss-Riordan. Come and learn about their thoughts on climate and how it may impact their decisions … Read More

Green Newton Earth Day Festival 2022

Thank you to all who attended Newton’s Earth Day Festival this past Sunday, April 24! We hope you enjoyed all the activities and information shared to help you take climate action ‘4 Our Future.’ So many of you started a … Read More

Mature trees sequester substantial amounts of carbon, something that saplings cannot accomplish for decades. So every loss of a mature tree contributes to the climate crisis. Moreover, the loss of even a single tree impacts air quality, heat levels, and … Read More

In this webinar on Thursday, March 10 at 5pm, Dr. Jessica Hernandez, an Indigenous environmental scientist, explains why Western conservation practices are not working and offers alternatives of Indigenous models that center the voices of Latin American women and land … Read More

This week is Black Climate Week, part of Black History Month / #BlackFuturesMonth, and Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE) would like to share some facts about Black folks and climate change: African American communities are more vulnerable to severe … Read More

Prisoner Nick Hacheney built a waste management system using worm composting to convert discarded food into fertilizer at the Washington State Reformatory. The success of the project led him to expand vermicomposting to other prison facilities, and eventually to envision … Read More

In 2021, the Massachusetts legislature passed the Next Generation Roadmap and Governor Baker signed it into law. The Next Generation Roadmap is a comprehensive approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and establishing greater environmental justice. The law sets a goal of having … Read More

The Newton Sustainable Material Management Commission (SMMC) recently released a set of recommendations in their report, Setting the Path to Zero Waste: Recommendations on the Future of Residential Curbside Waste Management in Newton. The recommendations address the commission’s concerns regarding Newton’s … Read More