Category Archives: Greening Our Community Series

What do the state Representatives say about how they will move vital environmental legislation forward? What are their priorities? Listen to the June 20, 2024 Massachusetts State Representative Candidate Forum on Climate and Environment to learn their approach to working … Read More

Sustainable Street Tour

Sunday, June 2 1-4 pm. Montclair Rd., Newton. Stop by this free, self-guided tour to meet neighbors who have taken steps to make sustainable improvements their homes–to increase comfort and reduce energy use. To start the tour, turn onto Moffat … Read More

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 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

On October 13, Liora Silkes, Newton’s Energy Coach, and Waneta Trabert, Newton’s Sustainable Materials Management Director, spoke about the ways we can make greener choices in our lives and in our homes. Covered were among other things: Newton’s home energy campaign 4 … 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

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