Category Archives: Environmental Protection

Introduced by actor and environmentalist Ted Danson, the documentary film We’re All Plastic People Now investigates the hidden story of plastic and its effects on human health. In an era of throw-away ease, convenience has cost us our well-being. We’re … Read More

Beginning March 1, 2024, the City of Newton’s expanded sustainable packaging ordinance will require food establishments to provide single use accessory dining items (straws, napkins, utensils, chopsticks, condiments, etc.) only upon the request or agreement of the customer. Items will … Read More

MassDEP is currently in the process of shaping its PCAP (Priority Climate Action Plan) which will open up access to federal funding from the EPA for municipalities. We believe composting should be on the docket. With the state’s trash being … Read More

Most people do not realize that all laundry detergent pods (and a newer format, dissolvable sheets), are made from a petroleum-based plastic called Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA or PVOH). While this film dissolves, it does not disappear or readily biodegrade. Research … Read More

The City of Newton has partnered with Black Earth Compost to offer weekly household curbside food waste collection service that will turn those vegetable peels, bones, shells and other scraps back into dirt that can grow more food instead of … Read More

Monday, February 5 from 7-8pm. Online. George Wuerthner is an ecologist and long-time grazing activist. He has published 38 books, many of which address environmental issues, including Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West. George will discuss the … Read More