Category Archives: Government

On Tuesday, May 11 from 7-8pm, join Green Newton in our next online event ‘Green Construction and Home Renovation in Newton’ and learn about the state of green building in Newton. Topics will include: Green Newton’s four principles for sustainable construction … Read More

break free from plastic act

Newton’s Representative Jake Auchincloss has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act (H.R. 5845) that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives last year and reintroduced on March 23, 2021. This session’s … Read More

Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are chemicals that are in drinking water, groundwater, rainwater, compost, soil, food, and the blood of 98% of Americans that have been tested. They are known as ‘forever chemicals’ because they break down extremely slowly. Tiny amounts … Read More

After more than two years of concerted advocacy and months of negotiation and collaboration between the legislature and the administration, Governor Baker signed the Next Generation Roadmap climate bill into law. This new climate law: creates a 2050 climate roadmap plan, … Read More

Molly Schaeffer, Treasurer of Bike Newton, is distributing a petition that will soon be presented to the Mayor and City Councilors regarding ways to achieve safer mobility for bicyclists and pedestrians. More than 2,000 signatures have already been collected. Not … Read More

The Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan (CECP) proposal for 2030 has many laudable features that will help the state reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The CECP calls for a sharp increase in renewable energy, improved electricity transmission, … Read More