Andre Leroux presented the case for sustainable development, both globally and locally. Green Newton board member, Jim Purdy, helped to set the context as it relates to Newton.

The program addressed:

  • Current development projects in Newton
  • Why smart growth is needed to move toward a more sustainable future
  • How sustainable development helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change

Andre Leroux is the Executive Director of Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance.

(This talk was originally presented on March 27, 2017 as part of Green Newton’s Greening Our┬áCommunity Series of talks at the Newton Free Library.)