Category Archives: Environmental Protection

You are invited to attend the Newton Citizens Commission on Energy (NCCE) meeting on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:15pm, to hear an online presentation on “networked geothermal” by co-founder and executive director of HEET, Audrey Schulman. Together with co-founder Zeyneb … Read More

Every year, MassRecycle solicits nominations for the Annual MassRecycle Awards that recognize outstanding achievements in and contributions towards recycling, reuse, and waste reduction in Massachusetts. Among the 2022 award winners were Newton mayor Ruthanne Fuller and Johnny’s Luncheonette in Newton … Read More

On Thursday, October 27 from 11:30am-1pm, join the Product Stewardship Institute online to hear experts discuss the opportunities and challenges of compostable plastics, including achieving clarity on definitions and labeling, addressing materials in packaging EPR laws, how EPR funding can … Read More

On Wednesday, September 28 at 3pm ET, the webinar ‘Electrifying Your Home’ will cover the benefits of electrification for cooking, home heating/cooling and water heating, and a chance to get your questions answered by experts and people who have recently made these changes … Read More

Get ready for the Fall/Winter season by picking up “new to you” Halloween costumes and decorations, or by simply swapping your old seasonal items. Housewares, children’s toys and games, and home decor are just some of the items available–and it … Read More

The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act offers financial incentives for energy efficiency upgrades to homes and for shifting to electricity for home energy and transportation. Rewiring America’s Savings Calculator can help you see how you can benefit from these financial … Read More

The Newton Democratic City Committee’s Climate Crisis Committee is hosting a webinar presentation ‘Planning Our Future: Climate Action at Home’ on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm. Learn about energy improvements you can make to your home and how to get … Read More

Newton was once dotted with wetlands and criss-crossed by streams flowing to the Charles River. But one doesn’t see many streams, marshes, or wooded wetlands nowadays. Where did they go? Where does our rainfall go now? Jennifer Steel, Chief Environmental … Read More