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…

DID YOU KNOW?
• 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).

JOIN US TO TAG NEWTON’S GAS LEAKS
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 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…

DID YOU KNOW?
• 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).

JOIN US TO TAG NEWTON’S GAS LEAKS
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!

UCHAN Forum: What is the spectrum of housing needs and how best to meet them?

UCHAN is holding its third educational forum on “What is the spectrum of housing needs and how best to meet them?”

When? Thursday, April 19, 7-9 PM

Where? Eliot Church, 474 Centre Street, Newton MA

Save the date for the fourth forum, featuring a discussion of our values as a City and how we can plan for a good future for all in Newton: Thursday, May 17, 7-9 PM, also at Eliot Church.

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