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GDN Supports Restrictions on Leaf Blower Usage in Newton
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Original Video and Posters Wanted for Peace and Planet Rally
Submit by April 1 for a chance to win prizes!
November 18, 2014 -June 16, 2015
90 Lincoln St, Newton Highlands,
1:00pm-5:00pm on Tuesdays
Alternatively, design a poster to be printed and carried at the April 26 March for Peace and Planet in NYC.
Prizes for videos and for posters:
1st Prize - $500
2nd Prize - $250
3rd Prize - $150
Honorable Mention (4): $25
Submission deadline is April 1.
Open to Massachusetts residents or students only please. Sign up at bit.ly/PeacePlanetBoston. More information is available at PeaceAndPlanet.org or at
http://www.masspeaceaction.org. Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action (11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA, 02138).
Bike Newton anticipates a large group of participants, so they need more experienced riders to be leaders or sweeps. Each group requires 2 or more guides trained on the 20 mile route. If you are interested in volunteering please email: firstname.lastname@example.org asap. Leaders/sweeps receive free high-visibility Leader T-shirt and are exempt from the registration fee.
Native meadows are increasingly popular, particularly as alternatives to lawn, yet few types of landscapes are more misunderstood. Inadequate planning and use of poorly adapted plants commonly lead to failure. Better results can be achieved when the patterns and processes of naturally occurring meadows are incorporated into all aspects of design, installation, and management. More than one-year wonders, meadow plantings modeled on actual meadow communities provide long-term, easily managed landscapes that harbor a myriad of birds and butterflies, and provide color and texture throughout the year. Join native meadow expert Larry Weaner to learn concrete, practical ways of creating dynamic and stunning long-lived meadows. Case studies of both multi-acre projects and small-scale residential meadows will be shown.
Larry Weaner has been creating native landscapes since 1977. His firm has a national reputation for combining ecological restoration with garden design traditions, and he was featured in the December issue of "Landscape Architecture Magazine." His projects have received numerous awards and been included on tours given by the American Horticultural Society, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, and many other organizations. He is the founder of New Directions in the American Landscape, a conference series with a national following that has run for more than two decades. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and the Rhode Island Society of Landscape Architects. (1.5 CEUs available from the ASLA)
Women Working for Oceans (W2O), in partnership with the New England Aquarium, will present Water Rising: The Impact on Humanity on April 9 in Boston. This event includes a special free lecture at 11am in the Aquarium’s Simons IMAX® Theater, followed by a … Read MoreRead More
Green Decade Newton endorses timely action by Newton’s Board of Aldermen toward improved management of leaf blowers in the city. Our position is that their unrestricted use creates an unacceptable environmental harm in terms of excessive noise levels, polluting emissions … Read MoreLearn More
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 MoreLearn More
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 MoreLearn More