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Sustainable South Shore 
(SSSh)
located South of Boston, Massachusetts, USA

2014/2015 Co-Presidents: 
Ben Cowie-Haskell, cowhaskie@aol.com; Judeth Van Hamm, one@hullportside.net; 
Secretary: Janis Owens Treasurer: Sharon St.Ours

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FRIDAY, 8/15/2015: MILTON GREEN OPEN HOUSE EVENT 

Please RSVP to David Kelman:  dkelman@kw.com or 617 388 0793.  

    On August 15 from 10-12, David Kelman will be having a green open house at his house at 9 Crown Street, Milton MA. Over the years, he has fully insulated his house using blown in insulation and air sealed the house. The house also features a wide range of passive devices and solar PV. Henry MacLean, AIA, LEEP AP & Laurie MacKintosh of Next Step Living will be available for advice and talk about sustainability in small scale residential projects.  

    This free event was designed to show how a home owner can lower his/her energy and water usage without designing a passive house or doing a deep energy retrofit. We will be talking about programs such as Mass Save and various solar projects. Use of native plants to help shade the house and attract wildlife to the house will also be discussed. We will discuss the economic aspects of using green features in the house.  This event is being sponsored by Sustainable Milton. 

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Last SSSh Meeting was Thursday, June 4, 2015 ~  
at Plymouth First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church 
Next Meeting: TBA

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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.


Current 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 Fall of 2014 and a great source of climate change information. 

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

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:
http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/doer/green-communities/grant-program/map-summary-green-communities.pdf   

Global Warming Solutions from Union of Concerned Scientists:

 

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.



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 . 

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 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 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: http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/doer/green-communities/grant-program/map-summary-green-communities.pdf   

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.
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2nd ANNUAL SOUTH SHORE CELEBRATION was held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Marshfield, MA Fairgrounds. www.SouthShoreCelebration.com
These Collaborative Events were Sponsored by:
Sustainable South Shore;
edible South Shore www.ediblesouthshore.com and 
Go Green Web Directory www.gogreenwebdirectory.com
 
 

Membership Form

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

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