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May 2019

School Connections: May Meeting

May 23 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St 
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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Our last School Connections meeting of the 2018-2019 school year will be on Thursday, May 23 at 3:45pm at the Newton Free Library in the third floor arc. Kids are welcome. The group’s goal is to establish “green standards” for Newton schools and to work on a variety of areas, including recycling, composting, food recovery and school garden projects. Together, we can help to implement green initiatives in each Newton school.  If you would like to participate, please contact [email protected]

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August 2019

School Connections: August Meeting

August 29 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St 
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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Green Newton's Schools Connections will meet on Thursday, August 29 from 3:45-5pm in the third floor arc area of the Newton Free Library. Green Newton’s Schools Connections group provides a forum for parents, students and educators to promote sustainability in the classroom and beyond. You are welcome to participate as we share experiences and ideas that support the implementation of green initiatives in our schools. For more information contact: [email protected] or visit www.schools.greennewton.org

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September 2019

School Connections: September Meeting

September 12 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St 
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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Green Newton's Schools Connections will meet on Thursday, September 12, from 3:45-5pm in the third floor arc area of the Newton Free Library. Green Newton’s Schools Connections group provides a forum for parents, students and educators to promote sustainability in the classroom and beyond. You are welcome to participate as we share experiences and ideas that support the implementation of green initiatives in our schools. For more information contact: [email protected] or visit www.schools.greennewton.org

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Students for a Greener World: September Meeting

September 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St 
Newton, MA 02459 United States

Students for a Greener World will meet on Monday, September 16 at the Newton Free Library  (Meeting Room A) from 5:30-6:30 pm. We’ll be planning our events/activities for 2019-20 and welcoming new and returning SGWs — middle and high school students. SGW helps Green Newton reach out to kids of all ages and to help them learn and practice environmentally friendly actions at home, school, wherever -- and have fun doing it. Please contact Margaret Ford, Student Programs Coordinator, for…

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Global Climate Strike – Boston

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boston City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Sq
Boston, MA 02203 United States

Following the lead of Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, young people and adult allies in Massachusetts are joining the global call to action on September 20th, 2019, and going on STRIKE! All are invited and encouraged to join us in Boston and kick off a week of climate actions around Massachusetts. We have 11 years to stop the climate crisis—help us tell our elected officials we demand justice. We strike for the following demands: Massachusetts Green New Deal legislation, declaration of…

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October 2019

School Connections: October Meeting with School Committee Candidates

October 10 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St 
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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School Committee candidates were invited  to join our meeting on October 10 to share their thoughts about environmental sustainability in Newton Schools. Each candidate will have 2 minutes to introduce themselves before we open the discussion for Q&A.  Confirmed candidates: Emily Prenner, Tamika Olszewski, Margaret Albright, Kathy Shields, Anping Shen. Regular meeting will go from 3:45pm to 4:10pm Candidates will join from  4:10pm to 5:00pm Please RSVP: [email protected] Thursday, October 10, from 3:45-5pm in the third floor arc area of…

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GreenEXPO 2019

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Newton Center Green, 1188 Center St.
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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School Connections will have a booth at the 2019 GreenEXPO. Come join us! The GreenEXPO is less than a month away! On Sunday, October 20 from 10am-4:30pm in the Newton Center parking lot, over 40 businesses and community groups focused on sustainability will show how we can make a positive impact on our homes, communities, and the world. Bring family and friends for a day of fun and inspiration! Volunteers needed: email [email protected] if you can help for a few hours at the…

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November 2019

Don’t Trash it, Smash it! – Newton’s First Pumpkin Smash

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02459 United States

The Pumpkin Smash will be held at The Newton City Hall War Memorial Circle Green your Halloween at Newton's first ever Pumpkin Smash. What will you do with your pumpkin after Halloween? You could put it in with your yard waste, but how much more fun would it be to smash it? This family friendly event will be focused on options to manage food waste in Newton. All smashed pumpkins will be composted. By composting your pumpkin, you are reducing waste, reducing…

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Municipal Election: Councilors & School Committee

November 5 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

On November 5, 2019, Newton voters will have the opportunity to vote for the Ward Councilor, Councilors-at-Large and School Committee members for the 2020-2021 term. WHAT School Committee: Residents can vote for all school committee candidates regardless of ward. Vote for (up to) ONE for each ward throughout the city. Learn more about the School Committee here: www.newton.k12.ma.us/schoolcommittee.  Councilor at large (top two winners prevail): At-large positions are elected by citywide vote. Vote for (up to) TWO for each ward…

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School Connections: November Meeting

November 14 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St 
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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Green Newton Schools Connections will meet on Thursday, November 14, from 3:45-5pm in the third floor arc area of the Newton Free Library. The group provides a forum for parents, students, and educators to promote sustainability in Newton’s schools. All are welcome as we share experiences and ideas. If your school does not have a Green Team, we can help to establish one. Representatives of the group discuss how to improve food quality and sustainability in school cafeterias. We are…

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