Category Archives: Food

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

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

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

Tuesday, January 30 at 9am and 3pm. Online. On March 1, 2024, the Sustainable Food and Beverage Serviceware, Packaging, and Single Use Ordinance will go into effect. This ordinance aims to reduce the use of single-use takeout containers that cannot … Read More

Monday, January 22 at 5:30pm. Denny Room, Brookline Public Health Building (11 Pierce St. Brookline) and Online. Brookline’s Advisory Council on Public Health (ACPH), in partnership with the Zero Emissions Advisory Board (ZEAB), would like to invite the community to … Read More