Category Archives: Personal Health

compostable bamboo toothbrush

Toothbrush manufacturers and dentists recommend that you replace your toothbrush every three to four months. Since most are not recyclable, that’s a LOT of toothbrushes that wind up in the trash over your lifetime. Next time you are shopping for … Read More

Glyphosate-based herbicides, including Roundup, is widely available in stores in the U.S., and is sold in all of the hardware stores in Newton. Green Newton opposes the use of Roundup and encourages Newton residents to avoid purchasing the herbicide, discontinue … Read More

The fifth annual Who’s Minding the Store? Retailer Report Card by Toxic-Free Future shows that the largest retailers in the United States and Canada continue to make substantial progress towards reducing and eliminating toxic chemicals and offering safer, more sustainable products … Read More

Beyond Pesticides has “Pesticide Free Zone” signs for sale that you can display in your yard to let your neighbors know you are committed to protecting pollinators, people, and the planet. Door hangers are available too. The “Pesticide Free Zone” … 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

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