Newton Eco-project

Congregation Dorshei Tzedek has joined the growing list of grassroots community groups and individuals who are participating in the Newton Eco-Team Project. We are currently hosting two “Eco-Teams.” Each team of 5 - 8 members uses the Low Carbon Diet Workshop to reduce home energy use, reduce waste, and save money.

In the first team meeting, we begin to build the team support system to share knowledge, inspiration and support. We learn how to calculate our CO2 footprint and create an action plan to reduce it. In the following three meetings, we share results. We see the impact of the changes in our habit patterns and household systems. The final step is planning to catalyze action in the larger community.

Newton’s Green Decade is creating hundreds of teams run by local volunteers working with “CoolMass”, a state-wide eleven community initiative of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) to reduce household carbon footprints by 25%. Would you like to get involved or join an Eco-Team? Contact ecoteams [at]