Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Mar 3
Indoor Farmer's Market
Starts: Tuesday, Mar 3
Ends: Tuesday, Mar 3 - 5:00 pm
Location: Newton Highlands Community Development, 90 Lincoln Street, Newton, MA 02461, United States
Description: at the Hyde Community Center
November 18, 2014 -June 16, 2015
90 Lincoln St, Newton Highlands,
1:00pm-5:00pm on Tuesdays
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Sunday, Mar 8
Solar Workshop
Starts: Sunday, Mar 8
Ends: Sunday, Mar 8 - 2:00 pm
Location: Alliance Room First Unitarian Society in Newton 1326 Washington Street West Newton, MA
Description: First Unitarian Society in Newton ("FUSN") is proud to host an interactive "Solar Workshop" sponsored by the organizing team for the Newton Solar Challenge and Green Decade Newton. The event will be held at 12:00 PM on March 8 in FUSN's Alliance Room on 1326 Washington Street in West Newton.

Come learn about how solar may be able to work at your house, how solar will "look" on your house, how the numbers work to provide a rapid payback on investment, and also about "solar loan" options which cover 100% of the costs of residential solar from Newton's The Village Bank.

The Newton Solar Challenge is a community-wide solar campaign providing a 20% preferred savings to Newton residents, a choice of trusted local solar installation companies and American-made solar panels. The Village Bank is the financing partner for the Newton Solar Challenge and is providing a consumer-friendly "solar loan" which will finance 100% of the cost of a solar installation for Newton residents.

The Newton Solar Challenge will run until May 31, 2015, so take advantage of this workshop to learn more so that you can get started this Spring! We will have local architects, finance experts and solar installation experts at the workshop to talk with homeowners and to advise on how to best go about moving forward with solar energy.

To learn more and to sign up for a free home solar evaluation, please visit: http://www.newtonsolarchallenge.com
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Monday, Mar 9
Students for a Greener World Meeting
Starts: Monday, Mar 9
Ends: Monday, Mar 9 - 6:30 pm
Location: TBD
Description: Students for a Greener World (SGW) is a dedicated group of middle and high school students whose goal is to reach out to kids of all ages and to help them learn and practice environmentally friendly actions at home, school — and have fun doing it!

Contact Margaret Ford at mford@greendecade.org if you are interested in learning more about it or joining.
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Tuesday, Mar 10
GDN at Indoor Farmer's Market
Starts: Tuesday, Mar 10
Ends: Tuesday, Mar 10 - 5:00 pm
Location: Newton Highlands Community Development, 90 Lincoln St, Newton, MA 02461, United States
Description: at the Hyde Community Center
November 18, 2014 -June 16, 2015
90 Lincoln St, Newton Highlands,
1:00pm-5:00pm on Tuesdays
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Thursday, Mar 12
Spring in My Backyard
Starts: Thursday, Mar 12
Ends: Thursday, Mar 12 - 3:30 pm
Location: Drucker Auditorium, Newton Free Library
Description: This is a kids' event celebrating spring and homework free day. Kids can make craft projects, plant seeds, and other fun activities. Free to all.
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Sunday, Mar 15
Local Environmental Action 2015 Conference
Starts: Sunday, Mar 15
Ends: Sunday, Mar 15 - 6:00 pm
Location: Northeastern University's Curry Center, 346 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Description: This year, Toxics Action Center and Massachusetts Climate Action Network are collaborating to jointly put on the Local Environmental Action Conference. Local Environmental Action 2015 is a great opportunity to join community leaders, environmental advocates and activists from across New England for an exciting day of skills training, networking, and inspiration. Whether you have been to every conference or are attending for the first time, be sure not to miss this amazing opportunity to connect and grow this grassroots movement. Keynote Speaker will be Jacqueline Patterson, Dir. of the NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Program.

Go to https://www.greendecade.org/sign-up-for-en…rn-on-march-15/ ‎for more information.
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Tuesday, Mar 17
Indoor Farmer's Market
Starts: Tuesday, Mar 17
Ends: Tuesday, Mar 17 - 5:00 pm
Location: Newton Highlands Community Development, 90 Lincoln Street, Newton, MA 02461, United States
Description: at the Hyde Community Center
November 18, 2014 -June 16, 2015
90 Lincoln St, Newton Highlands,
1:00pm-5:00pm on Tuesdays
More info
Friday, Mar 20
'Merchants of Doubt' Film
Starts: Friday, Mar 20
Ends: Friday, Mar 20 - 9:00 pm
Location: West Newton Cinema, 1296 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465, United States
Description: Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change. The film is showing at the West Newton Cinema (1296 Washington St., Newton) on Friday, March 20 with show time TBD. Watch the trailer at http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/01/29/merchants-of-doubt-trailer?cmpid=longtailshare. For more information visit the Merchants of Doubt website at http://www.takepart.com/merchants-of-doubt#theaters.
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Monday, Mar 23
GDN Annual Meeting
Starts: Monday, Mar 23
Ends: Monday, Mar 23 - 7:00 pm
Location: Drucker Auditorium, Newton Free Library
Description: Annual Meeting—Join Us On Monday, March 23 at 6:30pm, Green Decade Newton’s Annual Meeting will be held prior to our Greening our Community Program at the Newton Free Library. During the meeting, there will be a call to vote on GDN’s slate of nominees to serve on the Board of Directors for three year terms. The nominees are: John Bates, Ann Berwick, Eric Bobby, Marcia Cooper, Michele Davis, Myron Rosenberg and Dan Ruben. Members of the community are welcome to join us at the meeting and vote. If you wish to nominate a candidate to serve on our Board of Directors, please contact info@greendecade.org
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Monday, Mar 23
"How to Cut Your Carbon Footprint by 80% in an Era of Climate Change"
Starts: Monday, Mar 23
Ends: Monday, Mar 23 - 8:30 pm
Location: Druker Auditorium: Newton Free Library
Description: Join Green Decade Newton in a two-part presentation on understanding the reality of climate change and what we can do to lead a climate-friendly lifestyle. Dan Ruben, Executive Director of Boston Green Tourism, will show how he cut his own carbon footprint by 80% so far, and how all of us can get similar results. Cathy Buckley, a Climate Reality Speaker, then will discuss the cause of climate change, its consequences, progress in slowing it, and most important--what we must do now.
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Tuesday, Mar 24
GDN at Indoor Farmer's Market
Starts: Tuesday, Mar 24
Ends: Tuesday, Mar 24 - 5:00 pm
Location: Newton Highlands Community Development, 90 Lincoln St, Newton, MA 02461, United States
Description: at the Hyde Community Center
November 18, 2014 -June 16, 2015
90 Lincoln St, Newton Highlands,
1:00pm-5:00pm on Tuesdays
More info
Tuesday, Mar 31
Indoor Farmer's Market
Starts: Tuesday, Mar 31
Ends: Tuesday, Mar 31 - 5:00 pm
Location: Newton Highlands Community Development, 90 Lincoln Street, Newton, MA 02461, United States
Description: at the Hyde Community Center
November 18, 2014 -June 16, 2015
90 Lincoln St, Newton Highlands,
1:00pm-5:00pm on Tuesdays
More info
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Kids

Spring in My Backyard Kids’ Program on March 12

Celebrate Newton Unplugged month and spring with us by planting seedlings, making a bird feeder from pine cones, discovering how to compost with wriggling red earthworms, and meeting animal friends! Ages 5 & up. Co-sponsored by GDN, Newton Community Farm … Read More

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Resources

Living Green

Do you have questions about how to live your day a little greener? Check out our Resources pages for answers to common questions.

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Initiatives

Energy

Newton Solar Challenge

The Newton Solar Challenge is the third in a series of residential solar programs in Newton to encourage homeowners to install PV solar arrays to produce electricity for their homes. The program is a collaboration between Green Decade and Newton … Read More

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School Outreach

Recycling and Waste Reduction in Our Schools

The School Outreach Committee brings parents and educators of Newton together to share ideas about promoting energy and resource conservation in Newton schools. Past projects implemented at schools include: Classroom and Cafeteria recycling and composting Zero Waste Days and Green … Read More

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Healthy Environments

Pesticide Reduction & Right to Know

Our mission is to protect ourselves and the environment by promoting alternatives to toxic landscape chemicals and pesticides (i.e., herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides) through public education campaigns and community action. community resource and clearinghouse for information, referrals and technical … Read More

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