Sustainable South Shore
located South of Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2014 Co-Presidents: Ben Cowie-Haskell cowhaskie@aol..com; Judeth Van Hamm firstname.lastname@example.org; Secretary: Janis Owens Treasurer: Sharon St.Ours
Winter Meeting: Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
(note date change!!!)
at Hingham High School, 17 Union Street.
RSVP to Judeth Van Hamm: 781-925-5665 or email@example.com .
5:30 p.m. Tour of the H. S. greenhouse, recycling and compost operations. 6:30 p.m. Potluck - bring organic food to share enjoy conversations 7-9 p.m. Meeting
1. Connecting school green teams. Reports from students and educators. Discuss outreach in school and in community. Next steps. (1 hour) 2. Climate strategy on the South Shore. Making the big picture local. From the Bio4Climate conference on soil restoration to news about the role of whales to the possible use of Solar Personal Rapid Transit for the Summer Olympics 2024, there is major good news to share. Learn about biochar and your garden. (20 min. + discussions) 3. Making “sustainable living” a household phrase in your community. Duxbury "brown in the new green" film series. e-awakening half hour programs are ready for cable TV. Progress on newspaper columns. Share your community's projects and invite participation. (20min.) (see below for more info. about the Duxbury events.)
*Sustainable Duxbury, in collaboration with the Duxbury Free Library will offer a series of three presentations under the theme of: Brown is the New Green: Changing the Way We Think about Dirt. The presentations will take place in the Merry Room of the Library at 147 St. George Street, Duxbury, MA 02332. Dates: Thur., 1/22/ 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, the film Symphony of the Soil. Thur., 2/22/2015 from 7:00 pm on - a panel discussion with local professionals involved in preserving while at the same time developing our natural resources. Thursday, 3/19/2015 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the film DIRT!
The presentations will include information about the Greenscapes program to educate homeowners in sustainable landscape practices that lead to greater environmental stewardship and broad support for responsible management of water resources. Duxbury has joined the Greenscapes program for 2015. For more information visit the Sustainable Duxbury website at: www.sustainableduxbury.org or contact Sustainable Duxbury co-chairs Fenna Hanes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Wilson at email@example.com.
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 e-address above.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
For SSSh Web updates; Climate Change e-list: firstname.lastname@example.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 @ 781-925-5665 or 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 email@example.com with any changes or updates. 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 (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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Future South Shore Celebrations: TBA www.SouthShoreCelebration.com
. A Collaborative Event that was Sponsored by: