Sustainable South Shore 

Quarterly 2014 SSSh Meetings

Summer Meeting: Wed., August 27, 2014 at South Shore Organics, 965 Washington St., (Rte.53), Hanover
 Thank you to Todd Breitenstein of Scituate for arranging this meeting place. Please RSVP to Judeth at so 
Todd will know how many chairs to bring (or bring your own chair!). 

 Potluck at 6 p.m. bring something local to share, enjoy getting to know each other and the garden. If you don’t have time for dinner, please join us for the meeting! 

                            7-9 p.m. Meeting. 

South Shore Organics store is open until 6 pm. We will meet and eat in the garden area behind South Shore Organics store

· Sustainable gardening ideas by Todd Breitenstein of Scituate, who manages South Shore Organics greenhouse and microfarm. How to construct a sustainable garden. Discussion of how we can make local food available in our communities. (10 min. + questions & discussion of ideas)

· Pilgrim Coalition presentation by Anna Baker of Marshfield and Mary Lampert of Duxbury,  who are working with a group of concerned citizens and organizations dedicated to raising awareness of – and reducing – significant risks to public safety, health and our environment from the continued operation of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, located in Plymouth. (15 min. + questions)

· New York UN Climate March and bus info from Turner Bledsoe of Hingham/350MA SSN . If 50 people sign up from the South Shore we can have our own bus. (5 min. + questions)

· Share your ideas to make “sustainable living” a household phrase in your community, so we can learn from each other and coordinate our efforts (60 min.) 

1) How can we use media (newspaper, cable, website), including 1) creating an effective message and 2) getting the message outDan and Marilyn Brielmann of Brockton will join in the discussion. Be sure to explore their website:  Check out recycling on Nantucket!

2) Things you are doing or might do to involve students.

3) Ideas for green buildings to include in the Sat.-Sun., Oct. 4-5 American Solar Energy Society open house tour

4) Other ideas? Share your projects and invite participation.

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 South Shore community. (Google started with 3 people.) Judeth is happy to help you connect with people in your community.

Thank you for envisioning a sustainable South Shore.

Judeth, co-president 

 (Thank you to everyone who helped put together this agenda.)

P.S. Please RSVP so we have plenty of chairs to sit on. 

Judeth: 781-925-5665

Contacts: Judeth: or;  Ben:

Next SSSh Quarterly Meeting
~ Fall: 10/28 or 29? (TBA) ~

(usually) held at Norwell First Parish 
24 River St., Norwell, MA off Rte. 123
From Rte. 3, take Exit 13 - 

We usually meet at 6:30 pm for Refreshments & Networking - 7-9 pm Meeting
Contacts: Judeth: or;  Ben:

OShare news from communities and groups;
Progress report for Updated Bottle Bill campaign 
and various sustainable living related Town Events.

2014 SSSh Campaign: 
To Help Make "Sustainable Living" a Household Word

Co-Presidents: Ben Cowie-Haskell, and Judeth Van Hamm
      Vice President: volunteer needed
      Secretary: Janis Owens Treasurer: Sharon St.Ours
Add your e-address to the SSSh
For Website updates and Climate Change e-list:    


 Click on Sustainable South Shore Chapters (at top left) for Sustainable South Shore Town Links, updated 8/2014.  

Then Click on each Sustainable Town Chapter's websites to learn about what projects each sustainable Town is working on and what each Town has accomplished. 

E-mail  with any changes/updates.

Use the information in your own Towns to help start your:  Solar and Wind projectsCommunity GardensDEP Idle Free Campaign (see link at left); Local Fisheries (SOSSEXI)Farmer's Markets and much more!!

Click on the Expo links for information on the annual 2004 - 2012 Sustainable Living Expos to get ideas about how to do a similar event in your own Towns or contact for more info.


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

South Shore Seafood Exchange 2014 Season Begins May 30th  Sign up now to reserve Fish Shares 

Solarize Mass - Solar for Your Home or Business

Mass Energy - Energy Efficiency
MA Green Communities  

Global Warming Solutions from Union of Concerned Scientists:

Annual Winter SSSh Project:

The SSSh Thermal Imaging Camera, purchased a few years ago with Sustainable Living Expo proceeds, is  available for SSSh Town Chapter Leaders to borrow and use. To reserve and other details, email Judeth Van Hamm at  


Sustainable South Shore is a multi-town advocacy group (south of Boston, MA) committed to helping area residents conserve energy, protect the environment and live sustainable lives.  Sustainable South Shore was started in 2004 in Hull, MA and engages in: Creating a vision of a sustainable community; Research and analysisDeveloping consensus through education, publicity, discussion, and eventsInitiating, 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.
was held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 
No Celebration in 2013; planning for a Celebration in 2014, TBA
Farmer's Market & Local Food; Sustainable Products & Resources; 
Workshops and Presentations; Family Entertainment . 
A Collaborative Event Sponsored by:
Sustainable South Shore
edible South Shore
Go Green Web Directory

Membership Form

To become a member of Sustainable South Shore, please see the attached document. 

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