Category Archives: Personal Health

Newton is proposing to install artificial turf at Albemarle Field in Newtonville for $ 2.2 million dollars, and the city is shortcutting the process without input from residents or thorough investigation into its environmental impacts and alternatives that could be … Read More

The City of Newton is currently considering an expansion of the 2018 Sustainable Packaging & Plastics Reduction Ordinance which removed the dispensing of foam polystyrene take out containers, foam polystyrene packing peanuts, and plastic stirrers from Newton food establishments and … Read More

Black plastic take out containers are not recyclable because scanners at recycling facilities cannot detect dark colors. “Wishcycling” them into the green recycling bin means they will get improperly sorted and end up mixed with other recyclable materials, where workers … Read More

Tuesday, April 11 at 7pm. Online. PFAS are a group of extremely persistent human-made chemicals found in water, soil, and humans. Exposure to PFAS has been linked to serious health problems. Join the discussion featuring: Wendy Heiger-Bernays, Ph.D, Clinical Professor … Read More

Thursday, March 23 and Sunday, March 26 at 7pm. Online and in-person. The UU Plant-Based Eating Club is hosting a group read of The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet: Eat Plants, Lose Weight, Save Your Health by Rip Esselstyn. Available … Read More

Our food choices have a direct effect on the health of our environment and those who grow and harvest what we eat.  That’s why food labeled “organic” is the right choice. In addition to serious health questions linked to actual … Read More