Category Archives: GN Talks – Slides and Videos

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

The February 4 webinar ‘Heating and Cooling Older Homes for Comfort and Energy Efficiency’ presented information helpful for those that have an older home that needs heating and cooling upgrades, struggles during cold weather, or one that is in need … Read More

The video of Dr. Daniel Faber’s January 12 presentation “Environmental Injustice and the Crisis of Environmentalism” is now available. Director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative, Dr. Faber speaks about climate change and the ecological crisis, as well as … Read More

On December 6, Green Newton’s Environmental Youth Leadership Program presented ‘Greening the Holidays,’ a program to help all of us rethink our holiday habits and inspire us to consider the environmental impact of every gift that we give. The video … Read More

In October, Newton resident Jay Walter presented a webinar on how the City’s proposed zoning ordinance addresses environmental concerns. You can view the video of the talk as he explains how the goals of Newton’s Climate Action Plan can be … Read More

Our webinar program on May 21 featured several good ideas on how to accelerate efforts to create transportation that’s healthy and supports our environmental goals to reduce air pollution. The program speakers were: Ann Lusk, PhD, Harvard Chan School of … Read More

Learn from Dr. Philip Hanser and Craig Forman about how an electric heat pump can be an affordable, efficient alternative to burning fossil fuels for residential heating and cooling and for providing hot water for the home. Watch the video … Read More

Three Newton leaders in green building innovation–Paul Eldrenkamp, Nick Falkoff, and Rachel White–spoke on the principles of sustainable building for the future on March 25, 2019. Paul Eldrenkamp of Byggmeister, Inc., a design-build remodeling firm specializing in energy-efficient retrofits covered … Read More