Upcoming Events

Saturday, Apr 18
Backyard Apple Orchard Fruiting Wall!
Starts: Saturday, Apr 18
Ends: Saturday, Apr 18 - 2:00 pm
Location: Marshfield, MA, USA
Description: Register and pay via credit card for any of the Mass Aggie seminars by clicking https://classic.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1670276.
If you do not wish to register and pay online, you may print a registration form to mail. Click https://extension.umass.edu/fruitadvisor/sites/fruitadvisor/files/print_pdf/62939revproof.pdf, and you will open a pdf version of the registration form. You can print this form, select the seminars that you wish to attend, and mail it with a check for the appropriate amount.
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Saturday, Apr 18
Solar+EV Open House
Starts: Saturday, Apr 18
Ends: Saturday, Apr 18 - 4:00 pm
Description: Join your neighbors at this Solar Open House in West Newton. It is a great opportunity to see solar in action and view the panels and equipment in the home. You will have a chance to speak with the homeowners about their experience. Green Decade Newton volunteers including a Newton architect will be on hand to talk about how solar could "look" and work at your home.

This homeowner also uses solar energy to power an electric vehicle so this home is a great example of multiple uses for the solar energy generated by one rooftop.

A big thank you to the homeowner for hosting this event and to our installer partner, Sunlight Solar Energy customer as well.

Address: 279 Derby Street, West Newton, MA

More information on the Newton Solar Challenge is available at: http://www.newtonsolarchallenge.com/
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Tuesday, Apr 21
GDN Whole Foods 5% Day--Stock Up on Staples!
Starts: Tuesday, Apr 21
Ends: Wednesday, Apr 22 - 12:00 am
Location: Whole Foods Markets, Newton
Description: Whole Foods - April 21, 5% Day! Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 21st when both Whole Foods Markets in Newton will generously donate 5% of their total sales to Green Decade Newton. We will be counting on you to shop at Whole Foods on “5% Day” when funds will be raised to help sustain our environmental projects and programs. GDN is immensely grateful for this opportunity and for all the support that we have received from our friends at both Whole Foods Markets in Newton.
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Tuesday, Apr 21
Earth Day Performing Arts Program for Teens
Starts: Tuesday, Apr 21
Ends: Tuesday, Apr 21 - 4:00 pm
Location: New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA 02460, United States
Description: During 4 days of April Vacation teens will write and perform an original play about taking care of the environment, concluding with a performance for families and friends. This is an opportunity for teens to express their beliefs and desires about the environment while learning theater arts.

Brings your skills, interests and passions: Do you like to write or act? Design costumes or create stage sets and props from recycled materials? Would you like to be the Director of a play, Stage Manager or Choreographer?

The program takes place from 9am-4pm April 21-24 at the Newton Art Center(61 Washington Park, Newtonville)and is facilitated by Karen Bray, Dancer/Multi-Media & Theater Artist and a faculty member at the New Art Center.

To register click http://www.newartcenter.org/art/education.aspx?id=20
Questions? Contact 617 953-3937.
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Film “Power of One Voice” and Discussion on April 22

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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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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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Energy

Weatherization, LED Bulbs, & Solar Homes

In our efforts to offset Global Warming, Green Decade´s Energy Committee educates residents, business people, and institutions about wise energy use, energy efficiency and renewable energy. We educate the community about renewable energy and energy efficiency through designing, financing, installing, … Read More

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