If you were unable to attend Green Newton’s Open Meeting at City Hall in November, you are still welcome to participate in our activities. Around 80 like-minded attendees gathered together at our first meeting to make a commitment to do more to help combat climate change and become engaged at the local level. Our newly formed Green Action Teams will focus on the following topics: Home Efficiency and Heat Pumps; Transportation; Food as Climate Action; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; Advocacy and Initiatives; Youth Education and Schools.

If you would like to learn more about joining one or more of our Green Action Teams, please contact marcia@greennewton.org.

Home Efficiency and Heat Pumps – Monday, December 9 at 7pm at the Studio for High Performance Design and Construction – SHPDC (151R Adams St., Nonantum)
SHPDC is a Passive House certified classroom where you can see mini-splits, a heat recovery ventilator, an induction cooktop, a solar PV shading feature and triple-glazed windows.  The discussion will include taking steps to improve the energy efficiency of your home and take advantage of subsidies and rebates to make your home more sustainable. (Please do not park in the SHPDC lot.)

Transportation – Friday, December 13
Contact Lucia at dolanlucia@gmail.com for location and time.

Food as Climate Action – Thursday, December 12 at 6pm (9 Arlington St., Newton) 
The next meeting is a meatless potluck! Sign up so we know how many to expect. Please bring a meatless dish and the recipe and feel free to bring family and friends! Contact marcia@greennewton.org with questions.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ”3Rs” – Tuesday, December 17 from 7-8:30pm at the Studio for High Performance Design and Construction – SHPDC (151R Adams St., Nonantum)
Please contact sunwoo@greennewton.org with questions. (Please do not park in the SHPDC lot.)

Advocacy and Initiatives – Tuesday, January 7 from 7-8:30pm at Newton Free Library on Newton Power Choice.  Also stay tuned to learn about more upcoming action alerts.
Contact marcia@greennewton.org to help promote Opting Up to 100% Renewable Electricity in Newton Power Choice.

Youth Education and Schools – Tuesday, December 10 from 7pm-8:30pm at Newton City Hall in Room 205 and Thursday, December 12 from 3:45-5pm in the third-floor arc area of the Newton Free Library
The December 10 meeting is a special session of the Green Newton School Connections group on teaching Climate Change Solutions in Newton Schools. The December 12 meeting is a regular session of Schools Connections. You are welcome to attend one or both. Please contact schoolconnections@greennewton.orgwith questions.