Spring in My Backyard (with Chickens!)

Children ages 5 & up are invited to celebrate spring by planting seedlings, making a pinecone bird feeder, learning about earthworm composting and meeting animal friends! With Students for a Greener World and their traditional chicken race. 

Tuesday, March 10, 3:00-4:00 pm @ Newton Free Library

The 2019 Chicken Race:

Co-sponsored by Newton Free Library, Green Newton and Newton Community Farm. 

SGW Participated in the Bowen Elementary Science Fair

The group of Students for a Greener World (SGW) participated in Bowen’s 5th annual science day onSunday, February 9. The Wild Boards, as they like to be called, had a booth with games and a map showing how to say “Go Green” in many languages. As usual, Al Gore, the polar bear, was with them. 

Students for a Greener World (SGW) is a Green Newton group of students from Newton middle and high schools who are concerned about the environment. The kids meet monthly at the Newton Library (calendar here) and work together to make a positive impact on the Earth. Kids teaching kids about the environment, and having fun doing it! 

Contact Margaret Ford for more information: [email protected]

Middle and High Schoolers Invited to Students for a Green World Meeting on September 16

Students for a Greener World will meet on Monday, September 16 from 5:30-6:30pm in Meeting Room A of the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St., Newton). The group will be planning the 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 more information.

Come Hear What Newton Students are Doing for the Environment on May 20

Please join Students for a Greener World showing how they are contributing to the sustainability of Newton and beyond. Highlighted will be:

  • Angier Elementary School’s Cafeteria Recycling & Composting
  • Oak Hill Middle School’s Global Goals Exhibition
  • Newton South High School’s Capstone Healthy Landscaping Project
  • Newton North High School’s Student Climate March
  • SGW’s community environmental outreach

Following these presentation and the Students for a Greener World (SGW) Wild Boar Awards, Green Newton will present the 2019 Green Newton Environmental Leadership Awards to the following recipients:

  • Individual: Andy Gluck
  • Local Organization: The Newton Citizens Commission on Energy
  • City Department:  Newton’s Public Buildings Department and Design Review Committee
  • Green Newton Special Appreciation Award: Ira Krepchin


Event: Monday, May 20 at 7pm at the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St. Newton)

From: Green Newton