A non-profit citizens' group advocating for Newton's open spaces
The Environmental Show
The Environmental Show on NewTV was a volunteer educational partnership between the Newton Conservators and Green Newton (formerly called Green Decade).
Learn more about your parks and open spaces with the Newton Conservators and learn to think globally and act locally with Green Newton. Newton Conservators shows were hosted by Cris Criscitiello and other members of the Conservators.
The Environmental Show began in September 2004 with a program that raised crucial concerns about building an environmentally sound Newton North High School. Entitled “High Performance Building Technology,” it was sponsored by Green Newton and featured host Beverly Droz, President, and guest David DelPorto, an expert in “green” building techniques.
“Saving Newton’s Last Farm” arrived in October 2004, just as the Board of Alderman prepared to consider appropriating Community Preservation Act funds to buy and preserve the historic Angino Farm on Nahanton Street . The Newton Conservators, sponsor of this show, are also the proponents of the community farm and have worked with the Community Preservation Committee to develop the proposal that was approved by the Board of Aldermen in December 2004. Other shows produced by the Conservators featured Cold Spring Park, Dolan Pond, and the wildlife of the Charles River.
Both organizations are dedicated to highlighting issues important to Newton residents. Tune in to learn more about your parks with the Conservators, and to learn to think globally and act locally with Green Newton.
Programs produced by the Conservators for the NewTV series, The Environmental Show, are now viewable on the web.
June 2015 note: we’ve recently changed the site where shows can be viewed online. If you have trouble with any of the links on this page, please contact us.
“A Naturalist’s View of Cold Spring Park” features colorful birds, plants and amphibians found in this 67-acre public preserve. Dan Perlman, Biology Professor and Director of Environmental Studies at Brandeis
“Recreational Opportunities in Cold Spring Park” explores one of Newton’s most attractive open areas, with its combination of playing fields, exercise trail, walking paths, wetlands, woodsy spots, and scenic views.