Founded in 1990, Green Newton (formerly Green Decade Newton) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our members and volunteers work to create sustainable solutions to environmental problems facing our city and our world, often in collaboration with City government and schools, and with other nonprofits across Massachusetts. Our programs and advocacy build awareness, provide opportunities for public dialogue, and educate about and empower citizens to take personal and civic action to protect our environment. Our members include people who live or work in Newton and neighboring communities, as well as representatives of community organizations, institutions and businesses.
Green Newton is dedicated to creating an environment in better balance with the natural world by making significant, measurable improvements in the way we use resources. Goals include helping households, businesses and institutions to: • Increase energy efficiency and seek alternatives to fossil and nuclear fuels; • Use integrated pest management and organic alternatives to pesticides; • Promote high performance/green building measures; • Prevent pollution through source reduction and reduced consumption; * Promote reuse and recycling practices; • Improve waste disposal practices; • Conserve water and other resources