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


Sustainable South Shore President: Judeth Van Hamm, one@hullportside.net; 
Secretary: Need a volunteer Treasurer: Sharon St.Ours.
~SSSh Website Updates; Suggestions or to volunteer to help update the SSSh website, email  nancy@sustainablesouthshore.org .

(Volunteer, Gene Wyatt, Kingston)
                
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South Shore Clean Energy leaders, including Sustainable South Shore, 350 Mass South Shore, and community staff and committee members—

 

You are invited to meet virtually on Tuesday, June 29, concerning our clean energy progress on the South Shore—

 

  1. 6:30 Informal discussion

 

  1. 7:00 Introductions. Secretary volunteer still needed!!!  Treasurer’s report.

 

  1. 7:10 State Rep. Joan Meschino report on Decarbonization Roadmap bill: Milestones and tools.  https://www.mass.gov/news/governor-baker-signs-climate-legislation-to-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions-protect-environmental-justice-communities

 

  1. 7:30 Community progress reports on local clean energy plans.  Each community is invited to highlight progress over last two years.  Topics will include: Voting to set goals for clean energy.  Municipal aggregation by which a municipality purchases electricity in bulk from a competitive supplier on behalf of the residents and businesses within the community.  Municipal electric vehicles.  Generating electricity, including solar on municipal buildings, wind and water power, purchasing electricity from solar farms, solar canopies over parking.  Encouraging residents to be energy efficient and to install solar and air source heat pumps. Developing a carbon emissions data base. See attached local clean energy checklist matrix. 

 

  1. 8:15 Create South Shore clean energy transportation working group.  Changes in State legislation, working at home, transportation technology, including electric vehicles and opportunities to switch to clean energy transportation that can also address congestion, safety and affordability.

 

  1. 8:30 Participation in National Solar Tour, Oct 2-3, 2021 https://www.nationalsolartour.org/

 

  1. 8:50 Next meetings: Tuesday, Aug. 31 (where?), Tuesday, November 30, Monday, January 31

 

  1. 9:00 Adjourn

 

We will use the convenience of Zoom for June 29 meeting.

 

Kindly RSVP to Judeth Van Hamm one@hullportside..net 781-635-7749(cell), 781-925-5665

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8085111760

 

Meeting ID: 808 511 1760

Passcode: 522

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Dial by your location

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Meeting ID: 808 511 1760

Passcode: 522

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbfzj0IZMl

 

Thank You for envisioning 100% clean energy on the South Shore helping lead to a stable sustaining climate and sea level.

 

Judeth

Kiss the Ground starts June 3 at https://www.hulltv2.com  A Life on Our Planet will continue to be available on demand on Hull TV2,

Notes: 386 people watched the Earth Day showing of A Life on Our Planet.  Please continue to ask friends and family to watch it, share it with others

 and follow us putting together Hull TV2.


 A Life on Our Planet is now available on demand at https://www.hulltv2.com 

Notes: 386 people watched the Earth Day showing of A Life on Our Planet.  Please continue to ask friends and family to watch it, share it with others

 and follow us putting together Hull TV2.

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We would appreciate your help making this coming year be "Earth Year," by showing an Earth Year of monthly climate movies,  raising awareness of climate change and what we can do to stabilize climate.  Members of the 350 Mass South Shore node and Sustainable South Shore are working with Hull Tv 2 channel on the Viloud app to feature a different climate film each month, along with a variety of other climate-related videos, including local interviews and announcements.  You can access Hull Tv 2 by clicking on htps://viloud.tv/channel/2d96d3110d9f12d81150f3a8dee5765b

 

The first movie, "A Life on Our Planet," where naturalist David Attenborough shows the changes on Earth during his lifetime, will be shown on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22 at 7 pm, and several times throughout the following month.

·         Leading up to Earth Day,  Hull Tv 2 will show other climate documentaries and local experiences with climate change and climate action. 

·         During the month after Earth Day, "A Life on Our Planet," will be shown again at a variety of times as will the other climate videos and locally produces climate-related videos.  The schedule will be aired regularly each day.

 

We would appreciate your help in two ways:

1)      Share the Hull Tv 2 channel with people you know by using the arrow at the bottom of your cell phone to forward the channel or send the link htps://viloud.tv/channel/2d96d3110d9f12d81150f3a8dee5765b and post the video on your Facebook page and/or your community's Facebook pages

2)      If you have ideas for input from people from your community to help create Hull Tv 2 as a climate action channel, please contact Judeth Van Hamm, co-chair of the 350 Mass South Shore node and president of Sustainable South Shore, part of the Mass Climate Action Network, at 781-925-5665, or Timothy Lawrence of New World of Sound, producer of Hull Tv 2, at (339) 205-0712. Your announcements and input will help Hull Tv 2 fill in its climate action schedule.

 

Thank You for envisioning Massachusetts reaching 100% clean energy by 2030 and helping lead the way to a stable sustaining climate and health Earth.

 

Judeth




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South Shore Solar Tour -see Oct. 2020 National Solar Tour Link www.nationalsolartour.org   Participants— A huge Thank You to over 30 South Shore locations.


Hull Wind: https://hullwind.net/  

MA Offshore Wind update  https://www.ge.com/renewableenergy/wind-energy/offshore-wind/haliade-x-offshore-turbine 

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


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South Shore Clean Energy leaders, including Sustainable South Shore, 350 Mass South Shore, and community staff and committee members—

 

You are invited to meet virtually on Tuesday, June 29, concerning our clean energy progress on the South Shore—

 

  1. 6:30 Informal discussion

 

  1. 7:00 IntroductionsElection of Melanie Monaco of Sustainable Plymouth as Sustainable South Shore secretary.  Treasurer’s report.

 

  1. 7:10 State Rep. Joan Meschino report on Decarbonization Roadmap bill: Milestones and tools.  https://www.mass.gov/news/governor-baker-signs-climate-legislation-to-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions-protect-environmental-justice-communities

 

  1. 7:30 Community progress reports on local clean energy plans.  Each community is invited to highlight progress over last two years.  Topics will include: Voting to set goals for clean energy.  Municipal aggregation by which a municipality purchases electricity in bulk from a competitive supplier on behalf of the residents and businesses within the community.  Municipal electric vehicles.  Generating electricity, including solar on municipal buildings, wind and water power, purchasing electricity from solar farms, solar canopies over parking.  Encouraging residents to be energy efficient and to install solar and air source heat pumps. Developing a carbon emissions data base. See attached local clean energy checklist matrix. 

 

  1. 8:15 Create South Shore clean energy transportation working group.  Changes in State legislation, working at home, transportation technology, including electric vehicles and opportunities to switch to clean energy transportation that can also address congestion, safety and affordability.

 

  1. 8:30 Participation in National Solar Tour, Oct 2-3, 2021 https://www.nationalsolartour.org/

 

  1. 8:50 Next meetings: Tuesday, Aug. 31 (where?), Tuesday, November 30, Monday, January 31

 

  1. 9:00 Adjourn

 

We will use the convenience of Zoom for June 29 meeting.

 

Kindly RSVP to Judeth Van Hamm one@hullportside..net 781-635-7749(cell), 781-925-5665

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8085111760

 

Meeting ID: 808 511 1760

Passcode: 522

One tap mobile

+16465588656,,8085111760#,,,,*522# US (New York)

+13017158592,,8085111760#,,,,*522# US (Washington DC)

 

Dial by your location

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 808 511 1760

Passcode: 522

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbfzj0IZMl

 

Thank You for envisioning 100% clean energy on the South Shore helping lead to a stable sustaining climate and sea level.

 

Judeth


The June 29 and 30, 2020 Zoom Meetings focused on:
Sharing progress towards 100% clean energy in each of our communities so we can learn from each other. 
Planning a VIRTUAL green energy tour for October 3-4. 
Sharing reaching out to publicize through print and social media

Sustainable South Shore-350 Mass South - Virtual Meeting 3/31/20 - For Meeting notes/updates or to be added to the SSSh e-list. Contact Judeth Van Hamm, one@hullportside.net Progress on our communities’ commitment to work toward 100% clean energy: Creating a publicity campaign that includes: Working with newspapers, cable stations and social media; letting people know our communities’ progress and successes in clean energy on the South ShoreClimate forums for local political candidates; Features on homes with renewably powered heating in our communities; Showcasing clean energy at community fairs; Oct. 3-4, 2020 Shore Green Energy Tour as part of National Solar Tour.    

Sharing expertise and working together on: Solar power; Wind power; Other sources of Power; Green Communities program; Municipal energy aggregation; Solarizing and HeatSmart campaigns; Micro grids, batteries, electric vehicle charging stations; Solar-powered mobility networks; Getting supportive legislation passed; And a data base to see our progress. Watch for emails and Web page news on related virtual meetings coming up. Updates letting people know our communities’ progress and successes in clean energy on the South Shore; Climate forums for local political candidates; Features on homes with renewably powered heating in our communities; Showcasing clean energy at community fairsOct. 3-4,2020 South Shore Energy Tour as part of National Solar Tour. Watch for emails and Web page news on related virtual meetings coming up.

Check out the SSSh Town Chapters Links (at left).  PLEASE update your Town Information by sending an e-mail to nancy@sustainablesouthshore.org.    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 FisheriesFarmer's Markets, Expos and much more!! 


Other Featured Websites:   

Solarize Mass: Solar for Your Home or Business

http://www.solarizemass.com 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 

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, 2019.  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.   

                                           

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

Better Future: www.350ma.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 ~Green Energy Consumers Alliancehttps://greenenergyconsumers.org/ The Green Life Weekly: www.sierraclub.org ~  Mass Audubon Beacon Hill Roundup: www.massaudubon.org  ~ Mother Jones Econundrums:  www.motherjones.com Think Progress: https://thinkprogress.org/  ~ Union of Concerned Scientists www.ucsusa.org ~  more to be added! Send in suggestions!

SSSh Past 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 .

Some Past Projects and Meeting Highlights: 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 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.



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