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April 2020

Earth Day Live

Wed, Apr 22 - Fri, Apr 24

Strike, divest, and vote to save humanity and our planet. On April 22-24, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, millions of people around the world are going online for a three-day mobilization to stop the climate emergency. Join us for three days of action — from teach-ins, musical performances, divestment, and more. All you need is an internet connection. Together, we can transform our world into one that is not only safe and sustainable, but flourishes for generations to come.…

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*Cancelled* 2020 Sneaker Reuse & Recycling

Sun, Apr 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02459 United States

Save your sneakers and bring them to be recycled or donated to individuals in need. Bring sneakers (no cleats please) to collection boxes at Newton City Hall on NewtonSERVES Day between 9 am & 3:30 pm  -- or when you come for the ice cream sundaes at 3:30! Sneakers will be sorted and taken to:  Nike’s outlet in Wrentham for recycling and/or an organization that will distribute useable sneakers to individuals in need.  The Students for a Greener World (SGW) Sneaker…

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*Cancelled* NewtonSERVES 2020

Sun, Apr 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Newton MA United States

"NewtonSERVES on Sunday April 26, 2020 is cancelled. NewtonSERVES is about connecting and coming together to do work that benefits our community. While we do this on NewtonSERVES day altogether, we also each do this every day in a million small ways. We wish all of our friends and neighbors good health during these difficult days. We will post updates as they become available. Be well, Newton." A Day of Community Service A project of Newton Community Pride, Mayor’s Office…

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May 2020

Mason-Rice EcoFest

Fri, May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mason-Rice Elementary, 149 Pleasant Street
Newton, MA 02459 United States

Mason-Rice EcoFest. Friday, May 1 from 5-7 p.m. Looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint? Want to make sense of those tricky recycling rules? Curious about composting?  The EcoFest will be full of interactive and informative experiences designed to give your family ideas for how to follow a greener lifestyle.

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[Webinar] How to incorporate waste reduction activities into remote learning

Wed, May 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom

On May 6 at 3:30pm, THE GREEN TEAM will host a webinar that showcases different ways to incorporate waste reduction activities into remote learning. This will include instructions for using our Slash Trash lesson plan, which has been aligned with Massachusetts curriculum standards, as well as resources for recycling and food waste reduction. The event will include an opportunity for teachers to share successes, resources, and experiences with their projects and remote environmental education. Register now! Learn more about THE GREEN…

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*Cancelled* Students for a Greener World: May Meeting

Mon, May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St 
Newton, MA 02459 United States

Students for a Greener World - SGW will meet on Monday, May 11 at the Newton Free Library  (Meeting Room A) from 5:30-6:30 pm.   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 more information: [email protected]  

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*Cancelled* STEAM Day at Memorial Spaulding

Sun, May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Memorial Spaulding, 250 Brookline Street
Newton, MA 02459 United States

Memorial Spaulding Elementary School will hold its first annual STEAM Day on Sunday, May 17, 2020, 1:00-4:00 PM. All students from Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to participate in this exciting and rewarding event! 

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*Cancelled* SGW & Friends Annual Program

Mon, May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St 
Newton, MA 02459 United States

Please join Students for a Greener World showing how they are contributing to the sustainability of Newton and beyond. Save the date: more information soon!

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[Online] School Connections: May Meeting

Thu, May 28 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom

Green Newton's Schools Connections will meet ONLINE on Thursday, May 28, from 3:45-5pm. Zoom Meeting Link: us02web.zoom.us/j/87094442649 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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June 2020

*Postponed* Green Newton’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

Tue, Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lasalle University, 1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466 United States

Green Newton is 30 years old and our voice is stronger than ever thanks to you. With your help we have been able to achieve a lot over the years, including committing the City to adopt higher energy efficiency standards, bringing clean energy within reach of every resident in Newton, and raising awareness about how each of us can take action to fight climate change. It’s time to celebrate! Please stay tuned for more info on our 30th Anniversary Celebration…

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