Happy Earth Day! Green Newton will host an Earth Day presentation, TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. in the Druker Auditorium at the Newton Free Library – ‘Food Recovery: Why is it important?’
Americans waste as much as 40% of the food produced each day – enough to fill the Rose Bowl Stadium. Yet, one in seven Americans are food insecure. Wasted food expends precious resources and contributes to climate change. The Town of Wellesley is developing partnerships and programs to address the food waste problem.
Ellen Korpi, previously the Chair, and then Vice Chair, of the Sustainable Energy Committee in the town of Wellesley, and Marybeth Martello, Wellesley’s Sustainable Energy Administrator, will present on food waste diversion and food rescue programs involving Wellesley residents and schools, area colleges, the Wellesley Food Pantry, and the Cambridge-based non-profit, Food For Free.
Former Newton City Councilor, Amy Mah Sangiolo, (hey – that’s me!) will also present and describe exploratory efforts to develop a similar program in Newton. The goal is to work with the Newton Public Schools and its food service vendor, and other non-profits, to expand food recovery networks throughout the Greater Boston Area.
Riverside Development: Newton Lower Falls Improvement Association will present: “RightSize Riverside” – their perspective of the proposed development at the Riverside MBTA Station on Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Druker Auditorium, Newton Free Library. More information can be found here.
“Is Newton becoming a community for the very rich?” – Ward 6 Democratic City Committee will host a housing forum focused on tear downs and their effects on neighborhoods, the city and the population on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the Women’s Workshop in Newton Highlands, 72 Columbus Street.
NewtonServes 2019: It’s that time of year again, when the Newton community comes together for a day of community service. NewtonServes 2019 will be held on Sunday, April 28th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rain or Shine. Go here to register online. A list of projects can be found here.
Last chance to catch “Colder than Here” – Newton Nomadic Theater Production, Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m. at the Siegel/St. John home – 160 Allen Avenue and on Sunday, at 4:00 p.m. at Dunn Gaherin’s Pub and Restaurant, 344 Elliot Street. More information and tickets can be found here.