Category Archives: GN Speaker Series

On Thursday, March 16, Nathan Phillips, Professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University, moderated a panel discussion on the gas utilities’ plan to use “green” hydrogen as a strategy to mitigate climate change. While hydrogen has been … Read More

On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, Lindsay Miller Barranco from the vanEnglesdorp Bee Lab at the University of Maryland spoke on the importance of bees, native bees and honey bees. The program covered: a description of native bees (both ground nesting … Read More

On February 9, Alan Gordon of the Newton Sustainable Materials Management Commission presented the next iteration of Newton’s sustainable packaging ordinance aims to expand this list to include more single use items by 1) replacing items that cannot be recycled … Read More

On Thursday, November 17, Nathan Phillips, Professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University, and Dr. Dorie Seavey, a Boston-based applied research economist, spoke about the work of organizations and individuals who are dedicated to finding and … Read More

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On July 21, 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 … 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 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 costs. The … Read More