Newton North Sustainability Day 2019

The first Newton North Sustainability Day was a huge success on Nov 26th. The event was an initiative of the NNHS Sustainability Program, lead by Anndy Dannenberg and  Kathryn Teissier du Cros, and co-sponsored by NNHS Center for Civic Engagement and Service, Climate Advocacy Club and NNHS Next Gen Voices Club.

The day was truly a success in engaging hundreds of our students in learning more about local efforts to promote sustainable solutions. In addition to hearing from speakers in the public and private sectors, students appreciated the opportunity to speak to you directly and understand how organizations like Green Newton are effectively advocating and advancing our goals to create a more sustainable Newton.

– Alison Montague, Program Coordinator – NNHS Center for Civic Engagement and Service (CCES)

The day included speakers from the City of Newton Departments of Transportation and Waste Management, Bike Newton , Newton Safe Routes to School, State Sreet Bank. Greener U, Bentley University, University of Vermont, WSP USA Planning, Thread ED, Newton City Councilors and more…

Local environmental organizations had tables on Main Street, including Green Newton School Connections,  Cradles to Crayons MassachusettsNewton Community FarmThe Food Project, and Newton Recycling.

And the NNHS Jubilee Singers gave a special concert focused on Social Justice. Video by Terry Yoffie

More images at the NNHS Center for Civic Engagement and Service Facebook page