Sustainable South Shore 

Sustainable South Shore is a multi-town advocacy group (south of Boston, MA (USA) committed to helping area residents conserve energy, protect the environment and live sustainable lives. 

2016-2017 President: Judeth Van Hamm, one@hullportside.net
Secretary: Janis Owens Treasurer: Sharon St.Ours
Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Holly Hill Farm, Cohasset, MA ~ 6 p.m. Potluck; Meeting 7 to 9 p.m.

President Judeth Van Hamm is in the process of finding two Town/City Representatives to Sustainable South Shore for the 17 communities from Milton to Plymouth.  We will be focusing on the local Clean Energy Checklist prepared by Mass Climate Action Network and Mass Power Forward.  See: http://mapowerforward.com/100re  The goal is for the South Shore to have 100% clean energy.  A chart will be planned, for this website, to keep track of each community’s progress.

 Proposed Sustainable South Shore meetings 2017-2018 

May 30, Tues     Holly Hill Farm  Sustainable gardening, Community, home, bio char.  Begin to plan clean energy checklist expo.

July 31, Mon      School or church ~ Sustainable checklist expo.  Goal: Pair experienced and learning communities

Oct 30, Mon       School or church ~ Progress reports, Election of Officers. 

2018 Jan 29 or 30  School ~ Solar mobility ~ Students gather preferences on routes for their towns and teach Route Times program;  BioChar and sustainable topics suggested by schools.


 Deadline extended to June 30th, 2017.

Mass Energy Electric vehicle discount program, Drive Green with Mass Energy. The program went live on 11/2/16, and the discounts are available now.  The Drive Green with Mass Energy webpage has all the program details: http://www.massenergy.org/drivegreen

Check out the SSSh Town Chapters Links (at left).  
Learn what each SSSh Town is working on and has accomplished. Use the info. to help start projects in your own Towns. Solar and Wind projectsCommunity GardensDEP Idle Free Campaign (see link at left); Local Fisheries (SOSSEXI)Farmer's Markets, Expos and much more!!   Contact Nancy Kramer at nancy@sustainablesouthshore.org with any Town Chapter changes or updates. 
Find photos of our trip to the People’s Climate March Fall of 2014 and a great source of climate change info. (Volunteer, Gene Wyatt, Kingston)


Please Note: Current Climate Change daily and monthly e-news information from various sources will not be forwarded as in the past few years. To sign up your own e-mail address to Climate Change e-News - Click on the websites that you like below and sign up!

Better Future: www.350mass.betterfutureproject.org ~ Clean Technica: www.cleantechnica.com ~ Clean Technica Wind: www.cleantechnica.com/world-wind-power ~ Commonwealth Magazine: www.massinc.com ; www.commonwealthmagazine.org ~ Earth 911: www.earth911.com ~ EcoWatch: www.ecowatch.com ~ Energy Resilience: www.resilience.org ~ Environment Massachusetts:  http://www.environmentmassachusetts.org/home  ~ Green Energy Times: www.greenenergytimes.net ; http://geoharvey.wordpress.com  The Green Life Weekly: www.sierraclub.org ~  Mass Audubon Beacon Hill Roundup: www.massaudubon.org  ~ Mother Jones Econundrums: www.motherjones.com  ~  Planet Save: www.planetsave.com ~ Think Progress: https://thinkprogress.org/  ~ Union of Concerned Scientists www.ucsusa.org ~ Vote Solar: www.votesolar.org  and more to be added! Send in suggestions!

For SSSh Web Site Additions, Updates and Suggestions or to volunteer to help update the SSSh website, email  nancy@sustainablesouthshore.org .


SSSh Current 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.

1. 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 at one@hullportside.net with names and contact info. for the schools you find that are interested.

2. 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: one@hullportside.net 

3. Make "Sustainable Living" a Household Word  Add your e-address to Judeth's SSSh e-list: one@hullportside.net .


Other Featured Websites (click on Links - at left - for more websites) 

To add more websites (or delete old ones), contact nancy@sustainablesouthshore.org 

South Shore Seafood Exchange: 2016 Season http:www.sossexi.org  Sign up now to reserve Fish Shares 

Solarize Mass: Solar for Your Home or Business

GreenCommunities: http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/doer/green-communities/grant-program/map-summary-green-communities.pdf .
edible South Shore www.ediblesouthshore.com 
Go Green Web Directory  www.gogreenwebdirectory.com 


Some Past Projects and Meetings:

Winter 2016 Meeting, 2/29/16: at Hingham High School. Thank you to Hingham High Vice Principal Rick Swanson for hosting 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 participate.

Summer 2015 Meeting, 8/24/15: Thank you to Mary O'Donnell and everyone involved with the Meeting at Greenway Farm, Kingston, MA. For more information see: www.greenway-farm.com and www.nofossilfuel.com .

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 one@hullportside.net . 

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 nancy@sustainablesouthshore.org 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.


Membership Form

To become a member of Sustainable South Shore, please see the attached document. 
Michael Hammond,
Oct 12, 2011, 7:09 PM