Category Archives: Healthy Kids

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

Sunday, May 7 from 10am-2pm (by appointment). Newton South High School (140 Brandeis Rd, Newton). Celebrate biking at the 3rd Annual Bike Rodeo in Newton. Massachusetts Safe Routes to Schools instructors will teach and review bike riding skills. Volunteers from … 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

Newton sports fields are an investment in our quality of life, the sustainability of our community, and the healthy development of our children. Why spoil it by spending $3,240,000 on two artificial turf fields at Newton South? On February 16 … Read More