Category Archives: Greening Our Community Series

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 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

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

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