Sustainable South Shore 

Sustainable South Shore (SSSh) is a multi-town advocacy group, started in 2004 in Hull, MA south of Boston, MA, committed to helping area residents cut greenhouse gas emissions, conserve energy, protect the environment and live sustainable lives. Chapter of MCAN.

President: Judeth Van Hamm, judeth@sustainablesouthshore.org or one@hullportside.net Secretary: Lisa Chapman Treasurer: Sharon St.Ours

Sustainable South Shore-350 Mass South - Spring Meeting   
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Because of the CoronaVirus Pandemic, our March 31 meeting will be by Conference Call accompanied by Google Doc notes.   
6:45 pm - 9 pm Eastern Time 

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+1 219-281-4362 (PIN: 517649512)

Please Call with your Updates before March 31:
 Judeth Van Hamm, 781-925-5665; 781-635-7749 cell/text, 
Thank You!!! 

SSSh President Judeth Van Hamm is very grateful to each of you for the work you are doing in your local community.  This meeting is about how to strengthen our work by working together.

  Tuesday, March 31

6:45 p.m. Informal greetings to introduce yourself

7-9 p.m. Meeting


  1. Update on your community’s progress on planning 100% clean energy

Strategy to update attached checklist

  1. How to share our news on a regular basis

Possible weekly newsletter

Feature homes in local papers

Websites: www.sustainablesouthshore.org and community chapter websites.

Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/828998610454215/ Get this to say Sustainable South Shore


  1. How we can work together to promote 100% clean energy during 2020


           Solar Powered Mobility Networks bill progress

           Improve incentives for solar and renewable energy heating

           State House News  Forum on Agenda for Carbon-Free Greater Boston will be held at a future date; Sponsored by Mass Clean Energy Center; Meet solar and clean heat vendors

           Possible fairs—Milton, Hull’s Endless Summer in Sept. 12   https://www.facebook.com/Endless-Summer-Waterfront-Festival-105332487575/

October 3-4 Clean Energy Tour https://www.nationalsolartour.org/

Thank You for envisioning 100% clean energy leading to a sustainable South Shore and reducing carbon to 350 ppm.


Sustainable South Shore, president

350 Mass South Shore node, co-chair


Weymouth Compressor Station Updates: see https://www.nocompressor.com/

Green Energy Consumers (Mass Energy) 
Electric vehicle discount program.  
Drive Green with Green Energy Consumers. 
Check web page: https://www.greenenergyconsumers.org/drivegreen 

MA Offshore Wind update
(need more current websites for this topic; send to nancy@sustainablesouthshore.org)

2019 SSSh Meetings and Events


Nov,7, 2019. Sustainable South Shore/350 Mass South Shore Fall quarterly 100% Clean Energy meeting was held 11/7/19, Introductions & Update on each community’s work to get to 100% clean energy by 2030 or chosen date. Mass Power Forward Coalition training on building power and achieving our Environmental Justice and Legislative Action priorities.  Planning South Shore events for coming year

July 30, 2019 SSSh Meeting: One of the topics included organizing participation in the National Solar Tour. Contact Judeth Van Hamm (emails above) to add your contact info. for the latest info. and with further organizing of the 2019 South Shore Green Energy Tour. on Oct. 5th and 6th.

Ideas for homes and businesses for open houses in your community. Solar, air source heat pumps, geothermal, solar hot water heating, etc..

 ~ Report on progress in your community on working toward 100% clean energy.  Discussion included: Steps for creating a data base on clean energy in your community; Working with energy auditors, examples: NEECO https://neeeco.com/start-your-energy-savings-with-a-no-cost-energy-audit, HELPS https://www.munihelps.org/ Build community network to encourage audits.

Opportunities for working together; Legislation report; Making opportunities to meet clean energy vendors.   



Check out the SSSh Town Chapters Links (at left).  
PLEASE update your Town Information!
Learn what each SSSh Town is working on and has accomplished. Use the info. to help start projects in your own Towns. Solar and Wind projectsCommunity GardensDEP Idle Free Campaign (see link at left); Local Fisheries (SOSSEXI)Farmer's Markets, Expos and much more!!   Contact Website Update Volunteer N.Kramer with Updates at nancy@sustainablesouthshore.org 

Find photos of our trip to the People’s Climate March Fall of 2014 and a great source of climate change info. (Volunteer, Gene Wyatt, Kingston)

                                CHANGE e-NEWS

Please Note: Current Climate Change daily, weekly and monthly e-news information, from various sourcesTo sign up your own e-mail address to Climate Change e-News - Click on the websites that interest you below and sign up!

Better Future: www.350mass.org ~ Clean Technica: www.cleantechnica.com ~ Clean Technica Wind: www.cleantechnica.com/world-wind-power ~ Commonwealth Magazine:; www.commonwealthmagazine.org ~ Earth 911: www.earth911.com ~ EcoWatch: www.ecowatch.com ~ Energy Resilience: www.resilience.org ~ Environment Massachusetts:  http://www.environmentmassachusetts.org/home  ~ Green EnergyTimes: www.greenenergytimes.net ; http://geoharvey.wordpress.com  The Green Life Weekly: www.sierraclub.org ~  Mass Audubon Beacon Hill Roundup: www.massaudubon.org  ~ Mother Jones Econundrums:  www.motherjones.com  ~ Planet Save: www.planetsave.com ~ Think Progress: https://thinkprogress.org/  ~ Union of Concerned Scientists www.ucsusa.org ~  more to be added! Send in suggestions!

SSSh Web Site Additions, Updates and Suggestions or to volunteer to help update the SSSh website, email  nancy@sustainablesouthshore.org .


SSSh Current GOALS: 1. Connecting school green teams.  2. Climate strategy on the South Shore. Making the big picture local. 3. Making “sustainable living” a household phrase in your community.

1. School Environmental Clubs Goal: Work with schools to help create a network of school staff, students and communities to inspire each other. Please reach out to the schools in your community to find school staff who advise environmental clubs and/or work with students on recycling or other environmental issues.  E-mail Judeth Van Hamm at one@hullportside.net with names and contact info. for the schools you find that are interested.

2. NEW Sustainable South Shore Towns: If you are just starting to network with other people in your community or are regrouping, let us know whom you have found to work with. The goal is to have at least two or three people working together in each S. Shore community. Judeth will help you connect with people in your community. Contact Judeth Van Hamm at: one@hullportside.net 

3. Make "Sustainable Living" a Household Word  Add your e-address to Judeth's SSSh e-list: one@hullportside.net .


Other Featured Websites (click on Links - at left - for more websites) 

To add more websites (or delete old ones), contact nancy@sustainablesouthshore.org 

South Shore Seafood Exchange: http:www.sossexi.org  

Solarize Mass: Solar for Your Home or Business

GreenCommunities: http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/doer/green-communities/grant-program/map-summary-green-communities.pdf .
edible South Shore www.ediblesouthshore.com 
Go Green Web Directory  www.gogreenwebdirectory.com 


Some Past Projects and Meetings:

Winter 2018 Meeting, 2/29/18: at N River Community Church, Pembroke.  Forum:  Steps, Costs, Funding, Saving; Municipal Solar on Landfills, schools, parking lots for electricity and hot water; Municipal buildings energy efficiency; Electric vehicles, school buses, charging stations. Sponsored by Sustainable South Shore and 350 Mass South Shore

Winter 2016 Meeting, 2/29/16: at Hingham High School. Thank you to Hingham High Vice Principal Rick Swanson for hosting and to Hull High science teacher Sheila Blair for helping. A Tour of the greenhouse, recycling and compost operations began the Meeting. Other Schools were invited to participate.

Summer 2015 Meeting, 8/24/15: Thank you to Mary O'Donnell and everyone involved with the Meeting at Greenway Farm, Kingston, MA. For more information see: www.greenway-farm.com and www.nofossilfuel.com .

Annual Winter SSSh Project: The SSSh Thermal Imaging Camera, purchased a few years ago with Sustainable Living Expo (Hull) proceeds, is available for SSSh Town Chapter Leaders to borrow and use. To reserve/ details, email Judeth Van Hamm at one@hullportside.net . 

Click on the Expo links (at left) for info. on the past annual 2004 - 2012 Sustainable Living Expos, held in Hull and Marshfield, MA to get ideas about how to plan and organize a similar event in your own Towns.

Sustainable South Shore was started in 2004 in Hull, MA and engages in: 
> Creating a vision of a sustainable-community; Research and analysis; 
> Developing consensus through education, publicity, discussion, and events; 
Initiating, supporting, and implementing sustainable projects, including sustainable air, water, energy, and bio-system projects; 
> Endeavoring to practice principles of global sustainability in our own lives.  
   We seek common ground, helping people feel deeply connected to Earth, knitting together individuals, families, groups and institutions, and creating the emotional and spiritual support of true human community to achieve sustainability. 
> Chapter of MCAN since 2004.

Michael Hammond,
Oct 12, 2011, 7:09 PM