Sustainable South Shore 
located South of Boston, Massachusetts, USA

2014 Co-Presidents: Ben Cowie-Haskell  cowhaskie@aol..com
Judeth Van Hamm one@hullportside.net; 
Secretary: Janis Owens Treasurer: Sharon St.Ours

Spring Meeting: Thursday, June 4, 2015 ~ 7 to 9 p.m. 
at Plymouth First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church 
in the Parish Hall, 19 Town Square
As of May 18th, many groups have signed up so Ken has to 
"cut off enrollment due to space and other concerns" .
Judeth Van Hamm one@hullportside.net

Directions: Take Exit 8A off of Route 3 to Route 44 heading toward Plymouth Center. Turn right on Court Street (Route 3A). After a few blocks turn right on Town Square. The Parish Hall is the building furthest back on the left side of the church.

Abbreviated e-mail from Ken Stone: Groups that have said they will be sending representatives along include: The Concerned Neighbors of Pilgrim; The Pilgrim Coalition; The Jones River Watershed Association and Cape Cod Baywatch; Sustainable South Shore; Keep Plymouth Green; Plymouth Open Space, The Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences,The Cape Downwinders; The Goldenrod Foundation; The Friends of Myles Standish Forest; the Herring Pond Watershed Association; the Wildlands Trust; The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society; The Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance; and Cheryl King Fischer who has been associated with the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund. 

My [Ken's] suggested agenda for the first meeting would be to have all in attendance briefly introduce their organization's mandates for those who don't know of them, to present their current programatic foci and to talk about what alliances they might envision with other organizations in the room or how they might themselves augment the efforts of others. My sense is that this group could evolve into a once or twice annual meeting where groups can speak about their current efforts to inform, to ask for assistance or to peak interest among the other organizations who might want to join with them to form coalitions. The ultimate goal is to bring as many local environmental groups together in one space at one time to share what you are doing as individual organizations, to see where efforts you are engaged in dovetail with other groups in town and in the surrounding area, to build alliances to make better use of all your resources and thereby enhance your impact and your visibility in the community.


SSSh 2014/2015 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. 

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 and other   details, email Judeth Van Hamm at one@hullportside.net . 

Current 2014 & 2015 SSSh Project: 
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 high 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 - one@hullportside.net with names and contact info. for the schools you find.

Sustainable South Shore Facebook   Find photos of our trip to the People’s Climate March and a great source of info. 

Thursday, March 19,2014/2015 SSSh Campaign:

To make "Sustainable Living" a Household Word
Add your e-address to Judeth's SSSh e-list: one@hullportside.net .
For SSSh Web updates, additions; Climate Change e-list, send a request to nancy@sustainablesouthshore.org


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 @ e-address above.

Click on the SSSh Chapters (at Top left) for SSSh Town Links, updated 8/2014. Learn what each SSSh Town is working on and has accomplished. Use the info. to help start projects in your own Towns. Contact Nancy Kramer at nancy@sustainablesouthshore.org with any changes or updates. 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 (at left) for information on the annual 2004 - 2012 Sustainable Living Expos, held in Hull, MA to get ideas about how to do a 
similar event in your own Towns or contact Organizer, Nancy Kramer at nancy@sustainablesouthshore.org for more info.


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

South Shore Seafood Exchange: 2015 Season Begins Soon

http:www.sossexi.org  Sign up now to reserve Fish Shares 

Solarize Mass: Solar for Your Home or Business

See Solarize Quincy 2015: http://www.solarizequincy.weebly.com/
Mass Energy: Energy Efficiency http://www.massenergy.org/energy-efficiency 
MA Green Communities:

Global Warming Solutions from Union of Concerned Scientists:

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 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.
2nd ANNUAL SOUTH SHORE CELEBRATION was held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Marshfield, MA Fairgrounds 
For Future South Shore Celebrations: see www.SouthShoreCelebration.com
. The Collaborative Events was Sponsored by:
Sustainable South Shore www.sustainablesouthshore.org
edible South Shore www.ediblesouthshore.com
Go Green Web Directory www.gogreenwebdirectory.com

Membership Form

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

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