Category Archives: Environmental Protection

​National resolution recognizes native plants that help birds, pollinators and other wildlife to thrive. (New York, April 1, 2021)–As gardeners across the country prepare for spring, the National Audubon Society is encouraging them to add native plants to their landscaping, … Read More

break free from plastic act

Newton’s Representative Jake Auchincloss has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act (H.R. 5845) that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives last year and reintroduced on March 23, 2021. This session’s … Read More

Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are chemicals that are in drinking water, groundwater, rainwater, compost, soil, food, and the blood of 98% of Americans that have been tested. They are known as ‘forever chemicals’ because they break down extremely slowly. Tiny amounts … Read More

Molly Schaeffer, Treasurer of Bike Newton, is distributing a petition that will soon be presented to the Mayor and City Councilors regarding ways to achieve safer mobility for bicyclists and pedestrians. More than 2,000 signatures have already been collected. Not … Read More

On March 18, Halina Brown, Chair of the Newton Citizens Commission on Energy, updated residents on Newton’s achievements to date on our 2019 Climate Action Plan. She also highlighted the challenges ahead and explained what citizens can do to contribute to our … Read More

Having the best possible information on the impacts of climate change within your community can inform effective local investment and regulatory changes. Charles River Watershed Association(CRWA) has developed a Charles River watershed flood model. This computer flood model will provide … Read More

Green Your Closet

Smart Ways to Greenify Your Closet Because Our Wardrobes Create Unfashionably Massive Environmental Issues By Elizabeth L. Cline November 4, 2020 Illustration by Boyoun Kim   The contents of our wardrobes create unfashionably massive environmental issues. The apparel industry is … Read More