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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/ (15 min. + questions)
· New York UN Climate March and bus info from Turner Bledsoe of Hingham/350MA SSN http://350ma.org/; http://act.350.org/signup/readytomarch . 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 out. Dan and Marilyn Brielmann of Brockton will join in the discussion. Be sure to explore their website: http://www.e-awakening.com/www.e-awakening.com/Home.html 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, www.sustainablesouthshore.org 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: email@example.com 781-925-5665
Contacts: Judeth: firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com; Ben: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org; Ben: email@example.com
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 e-list: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Website updates and Climate Change e-list: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any changes/updates.
Use the information in your own Towns to help start your: Solar and Wind projects; Community Gardens; DEP 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 email@example.com for more info.
Featured Websites (click on Links - at left - for more websites)
South Shore Seafood Exchange 2014 Season Begins May 30th
http:www.sossexi.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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: