LWVN Local Action Meeting on reducing traffic congestion on May 4, 11 am

Join LWVN members for a Local Action Meeting, Friday, May 4 at 11 am in the Newton Library, study room H (second floor).  The topic will be how LWVN can support the City’s efforts to reduce traffic congestion and what specific actions members can take.

Tag Newton’s Gas Leaks on May 12th

NEWTON HAS 600 NATURAL GAS LEAKS leaking methane which contributes to climate change, harming our children’s future. National Grid is working with The City of Newton to fix some of the biggest leaks, however…

• Methane is a powerful global warming pollutant… 86 times more potent than
carbon dioxide on a 20-year time scale.
• Methane harms our health, kills trees and is a safety hazard.
• You pay for leaks
• Utilities pass the cost of this waste to us, the customers.
• We pay up to $135 million every year in Massachusetts (2013 Sen. Markey study).
• In the Boston area alone, the value of lost gas is $90 million, enough to heat
200,000 homes (2015 PNAS Harvard/Boston University McKain study).

Saturday, May 12, 1:00pm • Rain Date May 19
Front Steps of Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton Centre 02459

LWVN is co-sponsoring this event with Mothers Out Front and several other groups.

LWVN thanks Fred Brustman for his work on the Citizens Commission on Energy

Deep and heartfelt thanks to Fred Brustman for his time and effort on the Citizens Commission on Energy.  Fred has represented LWVN since 2010 on the commission, which encourages energy conservation and the use of alternative energy forms.  We greatly appreciate his service to the community and hope that he continues to remain engaged on these topics.

LWVN will now be represented on the commission by Stephen Grody, a Newton entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience in business management and the making of technology products.  Thanks to Stephen for taking on this role!

LWVN Environmental Issues Committee Meeting Wednesday, 10 am

Join the Environmental Issues Committee (EIC) of the League for a discussion of the latest concerns and opportunities in Newton!  The EIC will meet on Wednesday at 10 am at 20 Devon Road, Newton Center.  Email info@lwvnewton.org for more info.

LWVN Environmental Issues Committee (EIC) Meeting on Thursday, January 18th

The Environmental Issues Committee (EIC) will meet on Thursday, January 18th at 11 am at 20 Devon Road.  The agenda includes an update of polystyrene, sidewalk snow clearing, and gas leaks.  If you can attend, please contact info@lwvnewton.org

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