You are cordially invited to a special celebration
to honor founding members
Barbara Herson & Brooke Lipsitt
Thursday, May 31, 2012
from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
New Art Center    61 Washington Park     Newtonville


Barbara, a past GDN President, organized Newton’s very first Earth Day Celebration, however she is mostly known for implementing recycling and waste management programs for the City, as well as her popular musical programs. Under her leadership, Green Decade’s Environmental Speaker Series featured a long list of impressive speakers on a wide array of environmental topics. Barbara is especially appreciated for producing approximately ninety programs in all! These programs have provided many educational opportunities that continue to inspire us to take steps to make our community a more sustainable place to live.

Brooke has shown a steadfast commitment for our organization by actively serving on our Board of Directors, most recently as Clerk. Her valuable experience, as a Past President of the Board of Aldermen, has assisted us in establishing priorities and planning strategies to achieve our environmental goals within the local community. Brooke has also been an especially outstanding facilitator, helping Green Decade in its ongoing collaboration with City leaders on a wide array of environmental issues, such as transportation and energy efficiency.

The celebration will include delicious light hors d’oeuvres and desserts generously donated by Newton's Whole Foods Markets, beverages kindly donated by Trader Joe’s in Newton, wine, and live entertainment by Jim's Big Ego.

RSVP by May 22 online or download the response form (pdf) and mail to us at:
Green Decade/Newton
PO Box 590242
Newton MA 02459.

Make a Contribution

You can make a tax deductible contribution on-line. Just indicate Herson/Lipsitt as the reason and make your on-line donation to the Auction or join the Host Committee. If you would like to mail a tax deductible donation to GD/N please print and fill in the Host or Auction form (pdf) and send it with your donation to:
Green Decade/Newton
P.O. Box 590242
Newton, MA 02459

Contribute to the Silent Auction

Please consider a donation to our silent auction, such as:

  • A week or weekend in your vacation home
  • Tickets to theatre o sporting events
  • A celebrity lunch or dinner invitation

 Contact for more information or to donate!

Buy a Ticket

Tickets to this Special Celebration are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Purchase your ticket on-line and save $5!

Special Appreciation to Our Celebration Host Committee

Over 50 Individuals donated $100 or more to join the Host Committee on this special occasion.

Host Committee Members

Anna Marie Abernathy Margaret Ford & Tom Boyd Cheryl A. Nelson
Alderman Lisle Baker Kathy and Dennis Girard NewTV
Bonnie Carter Ari and Jenn Goldberg Myron & Roberta Rosenberg
Tom Concannon Patti Gorman & Dick Knutson Judy Rosenstein & Paul Hoxie
Marcia Cooper & Jeff Rosenberg Philip Herr Dan Ruben
Elaine Cory Steven Herson Nancy & Stephen Sahlein
Senator Cynthia & Harvey Creem Susan Heyman Frances Seasholes
Alderman Deb Crossley Matt Hills Miles Smith
Nancy Crowley Jim & Teresa Hofheimer Peter Smith
Sharon Cushing Alderman Marcia Johnson Leonard & Francine Solomon
Susan Dechter & Zvi Sesling Alderman Cheryl & Fred Lappin Babs & Walter Sonneborn
Margie Ross Decter Alderman Marc & Roberta Laredo Barbara and Peter Terris
Virginia Drachman & Doug Jones Jean MacRae Maeve Ward
Beverly Droz Marian & Stephanie Mandell Weinberg/Dinaburg Family
Kevin Dutt John and Adrienne McGrath Barbara Wong
Paul & Joanne Egerman Josephine McNeil Britta Zecher


Whole Foods Special thanks to Whole Foods Markets in Newton for generously donating hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and to Trader Joe's in Newton for generously donating beverages. Trader Joe's