Green Newton’s Schools Connections Group is seeking volunteers to complete a survey on current waste, recycling and composting practices in the following Newton SchoolsBowen, Countryside, Franklin, Horace-Mann, Memorial Spaulding, Ward and Zervas. Here’s the survey: Sustainable Materials Management Survey.

We do have volunteers for each of the other Newton schools. The data to be collected will help to better focus city resources on significantly improving the sustainability of our schools.

We are asking that the assessment be completed within the next week or two by a person or group that has an existing relationship to the school. The assessment involves documenting observations by doing a walk-through of the school. Some questions may require communication with custodial staff, administrative staff, or faculty. We ask that you read through the assessment BEFORE starting it, and please plan for around 5 business days to complete it.

To volunteer, please contact