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

May updates

This group is committed and dedicated to making a difference in our schools. Thank you to committee members for all the ideas and support we have received in recent months! Here are some recent updates:

  1. MassDEP Grant – Good progress has been made on a School Recycling Grant from MassDEP that is due before the June 12 deadline.
  2. Newton Schools Recycling Policy – The Newton School Committee has a new Recycling Policy and here is the draft policy as it stands.
  3. Food Service Contract – Newton Public Schools announced the selection of a new food service provider for our school cafeterias: Whitsons. We were pleased that the selection committee took into consideration a “commitment to sustainable food and environmental practices” as well as the quality of the food offered. Whitsons has been serving the Wellesley School District, where they participate in the city’s successful food recovery program.

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