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Sustainable Newton has been busy this fall and has some exciting upcoming events! You can keep up to date on our activities by checking out our new website:

On November 5, 2019, Georgia cities head to the polls to elect new mayors and city council members.  As a 501(C)(3) charity, Sustainable Newton doesn't endorse specific candidates for any elected office.  However, as an advocacy and education organization, we want candidates and voters to carefully consider sustainability-related issues in their platforms and in their voting.  So, for the contested races, we sent questions to candidates.  You can read the questions and the candidates' answers here:

Sustainable Newton will join The Climate Reality Project for 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action, a day meant to mobilize a worldwide conversation about the climate crisis and how we solve it. Climate Reality Leader volunteers from across the globe will lead presentations and conversations in all 50 US states and countries around the world. The presentations will focus on the climate crisis, what it means for us in our everyday lives, and the solutions already in our hands.

We invite you to join us for Sustainable Newton’s presentation and conversation on Thursday, November 21 at 6:00 PM in the community room at the Newton County Library Covington Branch* on Floyd Street. The presentation will focus specifically on climate change impacts and solutions in Georgia and the Southeast. As a bonus, Climate Reality is partnering with One Tree Planted to plant a carbon pollution-reducing tree for every person who attends a presentation. 

For more information about this event, visit the Sustainable Newton website at  For more information about Climate Reality, visit

*The Newton County Library is not a sponsor of this event


Solarize Newton-Morgan together with its coalition partner Sustainable Newton are pleased to announce that on Monday, October 21, 2019, your city council voted unanimously to remove punitive “standby” charges for residential customers. You can read about this decision here:

Now Covington customers can use solar energy to become more energy independent, save big on electricity bills, increase property values, and do their part to help the environment without paying a punitive “solar tax” that ruined the economics of going solar. This is such a significant development, Solarize Newton-Morgan is re-opening the campaign for Covington electric utility customers as indicated below.

Enrollment deadline: November 30, 2019
Contract deadline: December 31, 2019

Compared to the old policy, the savings are substantial! Using a 5kW system size as an example, the old policy required solar customers to pay $369 annually before even turning their lights on. If you are a Covington electric utility customer and are interested in going solar, sign up for a free first-time evaluation or reevaluation here


Mayor, Council Did the Right Thing On EtO Testing

Read about the recent decision the Mayor and City Council of Convington made to ask BD to temporarily cease operations in response to independent ethylene oxide (EtO) air testing that showed EtO levels much higher than that deemed safe by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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