Sustainable South Shore 
located South of Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Quarterly 2014 SSSh Meetings
Next Meeting in October - place/time: 10/28 or 29th? TBA 
at Norwell First Parish 24 River St., Norwell, MA off Rte. 123. 
We usually meet at 6:30 for Refreshments & Networking; Meeting: 7-9 pm  
Co-Presidents: Ben Cowie-Haskell,  Judeth Van Hamm   Secretary: Janis Owens Treasurer: Sharon St.Ours
Add your e-address to Judeth's SSSh e-list: 
For Website updates and Climate Change e-list:

Reminder: Sat. Sept. 6th 9 a.m. to 1 p.mEarth Celebration on the common in front of the Braintree Town Hall at Braintree Farmer's Market. SSSh will have a Table Space.  If you want to add anything to the SSSh Table. Contact Nancy at If you want your own Table space contact Joan Hutcheon at 

Reminder: Sat./Sun. Sept.  20-21 - New York UN Climate March and bus info from Turner Bledsoe of Hingham/350MA SSN Click

Reminder:  October 4 - 5th ASES National Solar Open House Tour 
The Annual Oct. NESEA Green Buildings Open House tours is retiring to support their parent organization, the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and their National Solar Tour. They are encouraging all former Green Buildings Open House hosts to participate in the National Solar Tour. If you are interested in hosting a tour stop, get signed up, ASAP, via ! 

Summer Meeting: was held at Wed., August 27, 2014 at South Shore Organics, 965 Washington St., Hanover, MA  Thank you to Todd Breitenstein of Scituate for arranging this meeting place. Topics presented: 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. 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. How we can use media (newspaper, cable, website), including 1) creating an effective message and 2) getting the message out. Dan and Marilyn Brielmann of Brockton  - Plus other topics discussed.

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. Judeth is happy to help you connect with people in your community. Contact Judeth @ 781-925-5665 or

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


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. Contact Nancy Kramer at with any changes/updates.  Use the information in your own Towns to help start your:  Solar and Wind projects; Community 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 Nancy Kramer at 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 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.

was held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 
at the Marshfield, MA Fairgrounds 
Future South Shore Celebrations:  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