Seeking Low Noise Lawn Care Provider Recommendations

The LWVN Environmental Issues Committee is helping GreenNewton collect names of lawn care providers who use only 65-decibel leaf blowers and/or rake, as well as clear snow from driveways and sidewalks. Please send the names and contact info to dolanlucia@gmail.com.  We will send your recommendations to Green Newton to include on their list at  www.greennewton.org, under the resources tab.  

Environmental Issues Committee meeting on Thursday

The Environmental Issues Committee will meet on Thursday, November 16th at 11 am at Panera Bread in Newton Center.  If you’re interested in issues ranging from updating our water and sewer systems to gas leaks to green energy in Newton, come join us!

This Thursday–Topic Meeting: What can be done about Newton’s 588 gas leaks?

Come to the November League of Women Voter’s Topic meeting on

Gas Leaks in Newton

and learn what can be done about our 588 leaks

Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

At NewTV, 23 Needham Street (on Easy Street next to National Lumber Company)

Speakers:  Launa Zimmaro, LWVMA Environmental Specialist

                  Ellie Goldberg, Mothers Out Front

 Natural gas leaks:

  • Can cause explosions
  • Kill trees and other plants
  • Harm human health
  • Are an extraordinarily potent greenhouse gas
  • Waste a valuable fossil fuel that has been harvested through fracking

What’s more – we pay for all the gas wasted in leaks!

 

 

November 9th Topic Meeting: What can be done about Newton’s 588 gas leaks?

Come to the November League of Women Voter’s Topic meeting on

Gas Leaks in Newton

and learn what can be done about our 588 leaks

Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

At NewTV, 23 Needham Street (on Easy Street next to National Lumber Company)

Speakers:  Launa Zimmaro, LWVMA Environmental Specialist

                  Ellie Goldberg, Mothers Out Front

 Natural gas leaks:

  • Can cause explosions
  • Kill trees and other plants
  • Harm human health
  • Are an extraordinarily potent greenhouse gas
  • Waste a valuable fossil fuel that has been harvested through fracking

What’s more – we pay for all the gas wasted in leaks!

 

 

Upcoming Events on Environmental Issues

Three upcoming local and regional events on environmental issues:

1. From the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber:  Jeff Speck will Address the Factors Which Help Create a Truly Walkable Neighborhood at the NNRC Real Estate Forum at the Sheraton Needham on Tuesday, September 12 from 4 to 7:30 pm.  There is a fee required, and attendees are asked to register online.

At the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s Annual Real Estate Forum, planner and walkability expert Jeff Speck will help the local real estate community understand what makes a truly walkable neighborhood and how the idea of “complete streets” is the right tool to create better communities. The Sept. 12 event will also include a panel of developers who will highlight the creative approaches they are taking to create projects that are less car-centric.

2.  From LWVMA:  Extreme Events and Climate Change:  What We Know and What We Can Do, a forum at the New England Aquarium’s Omni Theater Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. This event is part of the Aquarium’s Lecture Series, and is co-sponsored by LWVMA, the Aquarium, and the UMass Boston School for the Environment. The speaker, Dr. Ellen Douglas, will address extreme events and climate change. She will discuss observations of our changing climate, what changes may be in the future for Boston and beyond, and plans for adapting to these changes.

The event is free, but does require registration.  Click here to register.

3.  From LWV of Needham:  Environmentally Friendly Lawn Alternatives on Friday, September 15th at 9:30 am at the Needham Public Library:  Mark Richardson, New England Wild Flower Society’s Botanic Garden Director, will present alternatives to traditional lawns and how you can make your yard both beautiful and environmentally friendly. He will also offer practical how-to advice on how to create and maintain a yard with native plantings. 

Details: http://lwv-needham.org/files/2017-09-15_league_friday_forum.pdf

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