Environmental Flag of Newton
The Environmental Flag of Newton was created by Sidewalk Sam and
over 360 Newton families. Residents participating in the Household
Hazardous Waste Collection Days took time, while dropping off their
waste products at the Recycling Depot, to make their own positive
statement about Newton, the environment, and a healthy planet. Children
and adults all got to add their own piece to the Flag.
All the individual artworks and statements were gathered by public
artist Sidewalk Sam and designed into a large flag that celebrates
Newton's commitment to the environment. Whole Foods Market in Newtonville
was pleased to display the banner in a prominent place in the store.
The Environmental Flag was created in cooperation with the City
of Newton, Department of Public Works, the Household Hazardous Waste
Committee and sponsored by Clean Harbors Environmental Services.
Flyers announcing the new schedule for hazardous waste collections
were distributed while the Flag was on display.
Sidewalk Sam said, "The people of Newton are interested in
healthy environmental practices and the quality of life in Newton.
I thank the hundreds of Newton families that contributed their thoughts
and artworks to the mural. I applaud their dedication to the environment
and the positive values being passed on to the children in Newton."
Sidewalk Sam, Terry Weber, Community Affairs Director and assistant
store manager Nadine Ngaleu join Sidewalk Sam for the unveiling of the
Environmental Flag at the Newtonville Whole Foods Market.