Don’t forget about the forum on sustainable development on Monday, March 27th!

Join Green Newton and the League of Women Voters Newton on Monday, March 27 from 7-8:30pm in the Drucker Auditorium of the Newton Free Library for the Greening Our Community Series program, Sustainable Development with Andre Leroux, Executive Director of Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance.

When is development green? Is development ever green? These questions are the focus of public debate in Newton. Join us for a program in which Andre Leroux, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, will present the case for sustainable development, both globally and locally. Green Newton board member, Jim Purdy, will help to set the context as it relates to Newton.

The program will address:

  • Current development projects in Newton
  • Why smart growth is needed to move toward a more sustainable future
  • How sustainable development helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change

March 27: Talk on Sustainable Development at Newton Free Library

Join Green Newton and the League of Women Voters Newton on Monday, March 27 from 7-8:30pm in the Drucker Auditorium of the Newton Free Library for the Greening Our Community Series program, Sustainable Development with Andre Leroux, Executive Director of Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance.

When is development green? Is development ever green? These questions are the focus of public debate in Newton. Join us for a program in which Andre Leroux, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, will present the case for sustainable development, both globally and locally. Green Newton board member, Jim Purdy, will help to set the context as it relates to Newton.

The program will address:

  • Current development projects in Newton
  • Why smart growth is needed to move toward a more sustainable future
  • How sustainable development helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change

March 9 Topic Meeting: “Dangerous by Design: Why our car oriented street design is dangerous”

“Dangerous by Design” will highlight why our street design is too often dangerous for all road users, and will encourage us to think creatively about how to change this. We will present examples from other communities that have improved safety in ways that are sometimes counterintuitive. We will leave considerable time for discussion, so bring questions and ideas. Nicole Freedman, Newton’s Director of Transportation, will join us.

Join the LWVN Transportation Committee for this meeting on Thursday, March 9, from 8:15 am to 9:30 am at the Durant-Kenrick House, 286 Waverley Ave, Newton.  Coffee and donuts provided.

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