1. Newton Unplugged & Connected
Activities for families & kids in partnership with the Child Abuse Prevention Program, Newton Community Service Center.
March 11 (Friday) 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Spring in My Backyard Workshop
Celebrate Spring with us in the Art Room by planting seedlings, making a bird feeder from pinecones, composting with red worms, and meeting our rabbit and chicken friends! Ages 5 and up. Newton Cultural Center, 225 Nevada Street, Newtonville. Co-sponsored by the Green Decade, Newton Community Farm and the Newton Pride Committee
March 26 (Saturday) 10 am - 2:00 pm
Get Your Bike Ready for Spring
Bike Newton will help kids and parents learn how to get their bicycles cleaned up and ready to ride into spring! War Memorial Triangle, Newton City Hall. Co-sponsored by Bike Newton and the Green Decade
2. Saving Your Original Wooden Windows
March 12 (Saturday) 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, Newton.
A more cost effective, energy efficient and environmentally sound solution than replacement.
3. Environmental Speaker Series
Cape Wind: Making Massachusetts the “First Mover”
March 21 (Monday) at 7:00 pm
Newton Free Library
Speaker: Mark Rodgers, Cape Wind Comm. Director.
4. Upcoming Green Decade Events
Please join us!
April 6 (Wednesday) 6:30 pm, Newton Cultural Center.
Student EnviroArt Contest Awards
Come celebrate with this year’s student environmental artists as they show “Why You Should Go Green”! April 11-22 Exhibit of contest art at Newton City Hall. See www.greendecade.org for more information.
April 11 (Mon) 7:00pm, Newton Free Library
Environmental Speaker Series
Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth. Juliet Schor, Boston College, Free. Co-sponsored by the Newton Free Library.
April 22 (Friday) Earth Day 2011
Green Decade will be at Whole Foods (both Newton Stores) and City Hall. Visit our website for more information.
5. Other Events
Great events sponsored by community organizations
March 12 (Saturday)
Toxics Action Conference Spring Conference.
Hosted by Toxics Action Center, Environment Massachusetts, Massachusetts Climate Action Network, MASSPIRG, Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters, Alternatives for Community & Environment, and Clean Water Action. Over 25 workshops , meet experts in a dozen fields, and network with residents from across New England. Click here for more information.
March 19 (Saturday), 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA,
Gardening for the Birds, Stephen Kress, National Audubon Society.
$40 ELA & Arnold Members or $48 Non-Members
Join Stephen Kress, author of The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds and Vice President for Bird Conservation for the National Audubon Society, for a lively presentation on desirable gardening practices-from a bird's viewpoint. He will explain bird-plant interactions and suggest landscaping options for creating enticing and safe habitats. More information. Register Online Now
March 27 (Sunday), Pierce School at 50 School Street in Brookline.
Spring into Gardening 2011
Keynote Speaker is Greg Watson of the Mass Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs will speak at Bountiful Brookline’s Second Annual “Spring into Gardening Event”. For more information on this all day celebration of edible gardening in Brookline click here.
6. Join the Green Decade for 2011
Click here to become a Green Decade/Newton member for as little as $25 for an individual/family membership, $50 for a business membership or for students, only $10 for the year!
Join or renew on-line
and pay by credit card or visit
our Membership page to download the membership form and mail with your check made out to GD/N, to PO Box 590242, Newton, MA 02466. Membership forms are also available in each issue of the Green News. For more information, contact 617-965-1995
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, members receive discounts at GD/N events and sponsoring businesses, plus the Green News newsletter, published 6 times each year and mailed to our members. If you prefer to receive it on-line, you will help save paper and postage costs.
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