What We Do!
||Outreach & Action
Greening Our Community – A lecture series at the Newton Free Library. Explore key local and global issues with today's outstanding thinkers,
scientists, policy makers and visionaries.
Green Tours and Seminars – The Green Decade sponsors several local tours and seminars designed to inform and instruct on environmental issues
EcoTeam Program – Two new programs starting January 2009:
||Green Living Team
6 Step Program to Create An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle
Low Carbon Diet
A 30 Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds meets 4 times every three weeks to reduce CO2 footprint
Bruyn Fund – Encourages and rewards Newton high school students who identify and propose
solutions to environmental problems that affect Newton citizens.
Green News – Published 6 times a year by the Green Decade/Newton, the Green News informs readers about local,
state, and national environmental issues and events as well as the work of the Green Decade/Newton.
Annual Environmental Awards – Awards to an individual for his/her outstanding contribution to making
an environmental difference and to a group who has done much to foster environmental awareness/activism and to a business to recognize those whose actions positively
impact the health of our planet and local communities.
E-Bulletin – Contains a listing and brief summary of upcoming Green Decade events and activities
for the current month, e-mailed only to subscribers who have signed up for the Monthly E-bulletin.
Environmental Media Coalition – Calls upon representatives from diverse environmental
groups and individuals in Newton to join Green Decade in writing articles and contributing information for the monthly Newton TAB Environment Pages.
www.greendecade.org –The Green Decade website is a source of information about the Green Decade, its events and organization
plus resource links to other environmental websites.
Outreach & Action
Energy Committee – Educates residents, business people, and institutions about wise
energy use, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Faith and the Environment –Works with the faith community to help develop religious leadership in earth stewardship. All faiths are welcome.
GreenCAP – Promotes alternatives to toxic household and landscape chemicals and pesticides through public education
campaigns and community action.
Organic Gardening – Expands the resources offered by GreenCAP
with hands-on workshops and interactive group discussions specifically addressing organic practices for gardening and landscaping.
High Performance Buildings – Looks at systematic changes that ensure all future buildings and renovations citywide use
high performance ("green") standards.
Membership – Promotes membership through community events, mailings and outreach.
School Outreach Committee – Shares project and campaign
ideas about energy, conservation and environmental concern with each school community in the City.
Students for a Greener World – Our first student-led
out to kids of all ages to help them learn and practice environmentally friendly actions at home, school -- and have fun doing it!
Transportation – Focuses on transportation issues in Newton,
with the objective of making recommendations about specific policy positions