Earth Week Celebration with Newton Students Leaders

Green Newton’s All in for Climate Action! campaign is happening on Earth Week  from April 19–22. Come meet the middle, high and college students who are part of the Environmental Youth Leadership Program. Residents will hear how they can take climate action or join the groups who are leading the climate fight in Newton.

Tables will be staffed by students and adult volunteers at Newtonville Star Market on Saturday and Sunday (17 and 18) and also during the week (19-22) at the Newton Free Library. 

There will be posters for kids to color with Take Action! messages. There will be postcard handouts, plus 200 Earth Day packets for residents to plant milkweed seeds for growing butterfly gardens.

● GN Youth leaders will host a virtual poster-making program for kids on 4/19 from 4-5pm.
● Sidewalk chalk art by students will decorate the Comm Ave carriage lane with Take Action messages
● On April 22 at 7pm – Eating a Plant-based Diet – virtual Green Newton program with library.

More information at 

Earth Day Boston 2021: April 22

From Michael Kozuch, Earth Day Boston organizer and Newton South Teacher: 

Dear Earth Day Supporters,

I don’t know about you but I am swinging between hope and concern as I see what’s happening around us.  Hope that vaccines are being rolled out more quickly but concern that COVID cases are rising in Massachusetts and around the country.  Hope because Massachusetts has an updated climate bill that puts us on a path to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and that the Biden Administration’s infrastructure bill makes climate change a central part of the plan. However, I remain concerned that these changes aren’t happening fast enough.  
This is where Earth Day Boston 2021 comes in.  We must keep pushing for anti-racist, enforceable, science-based approaches to tackling the climate crisis.  You can help us by spreading the word about our event on April 22nd and donating to support it. Please post on your social media accounts and email your friends. Feel free to use our publicity kit here which includes a poster and “Instagram ready” post. 
Finally, we are excited to announce that Boston City Council President, Matt O’Malley will be speaking in addition to all the other wonderful speakers and performers.  Join us this Saturday for our penultimate planning meeting from 10 am – 11 am.  Email us for the Zoom link. I hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,
 
Michael Kozuch

Join  here for Earth Day Boston’s free virtual musical event as we come together to be part of the solution to the climate crisis. Thursday, April 22, 2021 – 7 to 8 PM

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Earth Day 2020 Boston, by Newton South Students

A promotion for Earth Day 2020 Boston by students from Newton South High School. Let’s  join them as we celebrate the start Earth Week tomorrow.

Earth Day 2020 Boston is being organized by a Newton South teacher, Michael Kozuch. The live event, Earth Day 2020 Boston Facebook Live Rally, is Saturday, April 18, and includes Marty Walsh, Jean-Luc Pierite, Reverend Rob Mark, Senator Ed Markey, City Councilors Michelle Wu and Andrea Campbell, Mass Sierra Club, Mass Audubon, musical performers and more.

Earth Day 2020 Boston Program

The Green Team Earth Day Celebration

Original post from The Green Team newsletter – 

This week’s featured topic is Earth Day. Though celebrations for Earth Day can’t happen in person within school communities, there are still many activities to participate in virtually. Here are some activities and lesson plans that THE GREEN TEAM has created or collected around Earth Day:

  • The 50th anniversary of Earth Day will be celebrated with the first Digital Earth Day. The Earth Day Network has planned 24 hours of actions you can take at home and on social media to promote environmental sustainability.
  • Green Olympics Virtual Home Edition: Project Green Schools encourages students to compete in environmental games and challenges held throughout the spring to make an impact with their environmental knowledge and creativity.
  • THE GREEN TEAM Climate Change Activities: This lesson plan and scorecard, which are aligned with Massachusetts curriculum standards, are teaching tools to empower students to combat climate change by helping students discover, track, and measure actions they can take to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.