Are we still talking about sustainability in Newton schools? Of course we are!

Join us as we work together to promote sustainable practices in Newton schools. Green Newton’s Schools Connections will meet on Thursday, May 28, from 3:45-5pm by Zoom. We will share the link a few hours before theAll are welcome to participate as we share experiences and ideas. 

If your school does not yet have a Green Team, we can help to establish one. Representatives of the group participate in discussions to improve food quality and sustainability in school cafeterias. We are also advocating for more in-depth climate science to be taught in our schools, as well as setting up textile recycling collection containers outside of each school building. 

For more information contact: [email protected] or visit www.schools.greennewton.org

Do you want to improve sustainability in Newton schools? Join us on Feb 13

Join parents, educators and students who are working together to promote sustainability in Newton schools. Green Newton’s Schools Connections will meet on Thursday, February 13, from 3:45-5pm in the third floor arc area of the Newton Free Library. All are welcome to participate as we share experiences and ideas.

If your school does not yet have a Green Team, we can help to establish one. Representatives of the group participate in discussions to improve food quality and sustainability in school cafeterias. We are also advocating for more in-depth climate science to be taught in our schools, as well as setting up textile recycling collection containers outside of each school building. 

For more information contact: [email protected] or visit www.schools.greennewton.org

Join School Connections on Jan 9

All are invited to join our next School Connections meeting on Thursday, January 9, from 3:45-5pm in the third floor arc area of the Newton Free Library! Please come to hear and share experiences and ideas, and to participate in the 2020 activities. 

Our group provides a forum for parents, students and educators to promote sustainability in Newton’s schools. 

If your school does not yet have a Green Team, we can help to establish one. Representatives of the group participate in discussions to improve food quality and sustainability in school cafeterias. We are also advocating for more in-depth climate science to be taught in our schools, as well as setting up textile recycling collection containers outside of each school building.

For more information contact: [email protected] or visit www.schools.greennewton.org

School Connections Meeting: Nov 14

Our group’s next meeting will be on Thursday, November 14 from 3:45-5pm in the third-floor arc area of the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St., Newton). Details here

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 also advocating for more in-depth climate science to be taught in our schools, as well as setting up textile recycling collection containers outside of each school building.

To learn more, contact [email protected].

Next Meeting of GN School Connections Will be on September 12

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For more information contact [email protected] or visit the GN School Connections website.

Join our first meeting of the School Year on August 29

Are you looking for a way to make your child’s school healthier and more sustainable? Healthier lunches? Recycling? Come add your voice to the GN Schools Connections group on Thursday, August 29 from 3:45-5pm in the third-floor arc area of the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St., Newton).

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 f green initiatives in our schools.

After our group reached out to the Newton School Committee about the need to improve recycling in Newton’s schools, the committee passed a new school recycling policy in the spring of 2019. In addition, our advocacy was instrumental in getting the city to consider environmental practices and waste reduction in schools when selecting a new food service vendor. Representatives of the group will also participate in discussions to improve food quality and sustainability in school cafeterias.

In June, we worked with city leaders to submit a state grant application to support the expansion of the school recycling program. We are also advocating for the city’s approval to set up textile recycling collection containers outside of each school building. For more information contact: [email protected] or visit schools.greennewton.org.

Next GN School Connections Meeting is on March 14

Green Newton’s Schools Connections Group will meet next on Thursday, March 14 from 3:45 to 5pm in the Druker Auditorium of the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St., Newton). 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].