Since 1995, the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) has been honoring exemplary activity in pollution prevention and sustainability, especially in reducing pollution at its source. The NPPR’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes Newton resident Ellie Goldberg for her outstanding impact on implementing pollution prevention. “Every year, Ellie Goldberg gives out the Healthy Kids Heroes Award to mark the anniversary of the 1937 Texas School Explosion. She honors ‘an inspirational leader who demonstrates an extraordinary sense of responsibility and commitment to the safety of children and their communities.’ This year it is Ellie’s turn to receive recognition for her extraordinary career drawing attention to opportunities to stop using toxics, particularly to protect children. Ellie richly deserves the 2019 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention award.” Read about Ellie Goldberg’s work HERE. Read about the Healthy Kids Heroes Award 2020 recipient Carl Weimer and the Pipeline Safety Trust HERE.
Headline Photo: Ellie Goldberg (upper right) organizes an annual Rachel Carson Day for Newton residents to honor Rachel Carson’s life by working together and committing to the principle of ‘Use Less Green the Rest’, to strengthen the protections of our health and the sustainability of our community from climate change, pollution and waste. Ellie has been an advocate for the environment for many years and is currently an advisory board member of Green Newton.