Category Archives: GN Speaker Series

Last week, presenters from the City of Newton and HeatSmart Newton discussed the new Mass Save financial incentives available for heat pumps, as well as why heat pumps are a great alternative to traditional cooling and heating systems. To watch … Read More

The video of the May 26 talk by Dr. Doug Tallamy on ‘Sustainable Landscape Designs: Nature’s Best Hope’ is now available for viewing. The presentation covers how yard by yard, we can help pollinators by planting the native species that they depend … Read More

On Thursday, December 2 Green Newton held a presentation on moving Newton to stronger waste reduction measures. Reducing waste is a matter of human and environmental health, equity, and also a way for the City to mitigate future rise in disposal … Read More

On Thursday, September 30, the City of Newton’s Climate and Sustainability Team and the Newton EV Task Force  gave a presentation and panel discussion on choosing an electric vehicle, EV charging, and federal and state rebates. Presenters: Leslie Zebrowitz, EV Taskforce … Read More

On Thursday, November 4, Newton’s Climate and Sustainability Team of city staff, city councilors and industry professionals, discussed ‘electrification’ as it relates to: new construction and renovations, HVAC, hot water and cooking technology, and Newton’s Home Rule petition and pending … Read More

The Chair of the Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter Plant-based Planet Team, Sara Sezun, spoke about the environmental impacts of the meat, dairy, egg and fishing industries on Thursday, April 22 as part of Green Newton’s Earth Day celebrations. You can watch the … 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