Category Archives: Environmental Protection

The City of Newton’s expanded sustainable packaging ordinance will go into effect this week, and food establishments will be required to use takeout containers that are reusable, compostable, or recyclable. In addition, Newton has implemented Skip the Stuff, which means … Read More

Thursday, February 29 from 7-8:30pm. Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium (330 Homer Street, Newton). LWVN – together with its cosponsors Better Action Now on Artificial Turf in Newton, Green Newton, and Mothers Out Front Newton – will hold a presentation … Read More

It’s true–30% of our trash is food scraps and compostable paper (collectively referred to as organics, sometimes also called compost), that’s a lot. Organics could instead be collected separately so they can be made into compost, a nutrient-rich soil amendment … Read More

Thursday, March 14 from 7-8:30pm. Online. Our landscapes have a tremendous impact on bird diversity, and with so many native bird populations in steep decline, understanding their needs is more important than ever. With her urban garden as a case … Read More

Wednesday, February 28 at 7pm. Online. Join a special Sierra Club virtual screening of “Burned,” a short film about PFAS and the firefighters on the front line of PFAS exposure. There will be a Q&A with the Sierra Club National … Read More

Tuesday, February 20 from 8-9am. Online. Artificial turf is favored by those who want the short term ease of maintenance and longer playtime for youth, but it comes with long term consequences for our health and the health of the … Read More