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Green Newton News & Tips for 02/12/2019
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* Public Comment Wanted on MBTA Changes for Newton Crosstown and Express Buses on February 12
* GN Presents ‘Steps for Lowering Carbon Emissions’ Talk on February 25
* Newton Hazard Mitigation Plan Presentation on February 14
* Enter the 30-Second Video Contest for High Schoolers by March 8
* Tip of the Week: Understanding Date Labels on Food
* Newton is Closer to a Strong Single Use Bag Reduction Ordinance
* Comedy Performance ‘Everything’s Connected’ on February 19


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** Public Comment Wanted on MBTA Changes for Newton Crosstown and Express Buses on February 12 (https://greennewton.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3c852db227e1129259cba4548&id=8de12f4665&e=3c4e75c99e)
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By Green Newton on Feb 11, 2019 06:47 pm Transportation accounts for 40% of Newton’s greenhouse gas emissions. Increased mass transit use is one way to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Below is a very brief summary of proposed changes to Newton MBTA buses. To see the full … Read More (https://greennewton.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3c852db227e1129259cba4548&id=e933181412&e=3c4e75c99e)

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** GN Presents ‘Steps for Lowering Carbon Emissions’ Talk on February 25 (https://greennewton.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3c852db227e1129259cba4548&id=8437f7aa4e&e=3c4e75c99e)
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By Green Newton on Feb 09, 2019 07:25 pm Join Green Newton the next in our speaker series ‘Steps for Lowering Carbon Emissions’ in the Druker Auditorium of the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St., Newton) on Monday, February 25 at 7pm. Local author, Roy Morrison, will share his ideas for how … Read More (https://greennewton.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3c852db227e1129259cba4548&id=d7904a2aa1&e=3c4e75c99e)

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** Newton Hazard Mitigation Plan Presentation on February 14 (https://greennewton.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3c852db227e1129259cba4548&id=efd0744edb&e=3c4e75c99e)
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By Green Newton on Feb 09, 2019 07:19 pm Please join the City for a public presentation and discussion about the update to the Newton Hazard Mitigation Plan on Thursday, February 14 at 7 pm in Room 204 of Newton City Hall (1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton). The Newton Hazard Mitigation Plan is being updated … Read More (https://greennewton.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3c852db227e1129259cba4548&id=a06c1fcd55&e=3c4e75c99e)

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By Green Newton on Feb 09, 2019 07:12 pm The League of Women Voters is asking high school students to create 30-second public service announcements to raise public awareness about one aspect of climate change and suggest a course of action to help save the planet. Are there prizes? YES! … Read More (https://greennewton.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3c852db227e1129259cba4548&id=c3849400e2&e=3c4e75c99e)

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** Tip of the Week: Understanding Date Labels on Food (https://greennewton.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3c852db227e1129259cba4548&id=62d6b13fac&e=3c4e75c99e)
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By Green Newton on Feb 09, 2019 07:07 pm Food waste is estimated to account for between 30 and 40 percent of the food supply. What’s more, all this wasted food is the biggest occupant of America’s landfills. Part of the problem boils down to the various labels you … Read More (https://greennewton.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3c852db227e1129259cba4548&id=b961717739&e=3c4e75c99e)

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** Newton is Closer to a Strong Single Use Bag Reduction Ordinance (https://greennewton.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3c852db227e1129259cba4548&id=913804dce4&e=3c4e75c99e)
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By Green Newton on Feb 09, 2019 06:57 pm Kudos to Newton City Councilor Alison Leary for leading efforts to strengthen Newton’s plastic bag reductions ordinance. On February 6, the Programs & Services Committee of the Newton City Council voted to ban the thicker plastic bags that are offered by some markets … Read More (https://greennewton.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3c852db227e1129259cba4548&id=9a15786505&e=3c4e75c99e)

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By Green Newton on Feb 09, 2019 06:42 pm Bentley University presents Peterson Tosacano in ‘Everything’s Connected’, a live comedy performance on gender, climate change and spirituality on Tuesday, February 19 at 6pm in the Koumantzelis Auditorium (Lindsay Hall, Bentley University, 175 Forest Street, Waltham). Experience the artful, playful, outrageously funny, and deeply moving … Read More (https://greennewton.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3c852db227e1129259cba4548&id=85b8201cce&e=3c4e75c99e)

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