Sustainable South Shore
located South of Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2015/2016 Co-Presidents: Ben Cowie-Haskell, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Judeth Van Hamm, email@example.com;
Secretary: Janis Owens Treasurer: Sharon St.Ours
Next SSSh Meeting: TBA if you have any ideas for a meeting place or topic contact Judeth or Ben at e-addresses above.
The 2016 Winter Sustainable South Shore Meeting was held on on Monday, February 29, 2016 at Hingham High School, Thank you to Hingham High Vice Principal Rick Swanson for hosting this meeting and to Hull High science teacher Sheila Blair for helping. A Tour of the greenhouse, recycling and compost operations began the Meeting. Other Schools were invited to bring something from their schools to display. Potluck/ Meeting.
*Check out the SSSh Chapters Links (see link at left).
Offshore Wind Update: 4/2015: http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterdetwiler/2015/04/07/a-major-global-offshore-wind-developer-may-come-to-massachusetts/
Methane Leaks Forum 10/2015 Link: https://mapc-org.sharefile.com/share#/view/s5975b61e21d4a71bto
Thank you to Mary O'Donnell and everyone involved with the August 24, 2015 Meeting at Greenway Farm, Kingston, MA. For more information see: www.greenway-farm.com and www.nofossilfuel.com .
SSSh 2015/2016 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.
Current 2015 SSSh Projects: 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 that are interested.
Facebook: Sustainable South Shore Facebook Find photos of our trip to the People’s Climate March Fall of 2014 and a great source of climate change info. (Gene Wyatt, volunteer)
To make "Sustainable Living" a Household Word
Add your e-address to Judeth's SSSh e-list: email@example.com .
For SSSh Web updates, additions; Climate Change e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured Websites (click on Links - at left - for more websites) To add more websites (or delete old ones), contact email@example.com
South Shore Seafood Exchange: 2015 Season
http:www.sossexi.org Sign up now to reserve Fish Shares
Solarize Mass: Solar for Your Home or Business
Mass Energy: Energy Efficiency http://www.massenergy.org/energy-efficiency
MA Green Communities: http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/doer/green-communities/grant-program/map-summary-green-communities.pdf
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 (Hull) proceeds, is available for SSSh Town Chapter Leaders to borrow and use. To reserve/ details, email Judeth Van Hamm at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Click on the SSSh Chapters (at Top left) for SSSh Town Links, updated 7/2015. 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!!
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 Van Hamm at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the Expo links (at left) for info. on the past annual 2004 - 2012 Sustainable Living Expos, held in Hull, MA to get ideas about how to plan and organize a similar event in your own Towns or contact Organizer, Nancy Kramer at email@example.com for more info.
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 in Oct. 2012 at the Marshfield, MA Fairgrounds. www.SouthShoreCelebration.com
These Collaborative Events were Sponsored by:
Sustainable South Shore,