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Sustainable South Shore 
(SSSh)

Sustainable South Shore is a multi-town advocacy group, started in 2004 in Hull, MA south of Boston, MA, committed to helping area residents cut greenhouse gas emissions, conserve energy, protect the environment and live sustainable lives. Chapter of MCAN.

2017-2018 President: Judeth Van Hamm, judeth@sustainablesouthshore.org or one@hullportside.net
Secretary: Lisa Chapman Treasurer: Sharon St.Ours

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2019 Upcoming Events and SSSh Meeting

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Center for Student Coastal Research, 40 Parker Ave., Cohasset

7 pm Offshore Wind: Power, Policy, and Promise

CSCR Lecture Series continues with John Rogers, Senior Energy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists. http://ccscr.org/lecture_series.aspx

RSVP and see who is going so far:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/offshore-wind-power-policy-and-promise-tickets-54031767471

Potluck refreshment contributions appreciated

8 pm 350MA/Sustainable South Shore meeting

  • How to develop offshore wind power projects for South Shore communities, with Michael Ernst, General Counsel for Clean Power Inc, who works with Mary O’Donnell, http://www.cleanpower-inc.com/    
  • Progress in each of our communities toward setting a goal of creating a plan for 100% clean energy
  • Organizing the events for rest of the year
  • How to stay in touch

 

Thursday,  May 9, 2019

8:30am - 3:30pm South Shore Climate Change Symposium

 

Mon, July 29, Tues, July 30, or Wed., July 31

350MA/Sustainable South Shore summer annual meeting

  • I am looking for a home and/or community venue for an evening potluck picnic and meeting.  Please send suggestions.

 

Saturday, Sept. 14, 12-5 pm

Endless Summer, Hull, Sustainable products and services vendors, sponsored by Hull-Nantasket Chamber of Commerce

  • A chance to share info about home efficiency, solar installers, batteries, air source heat pumps, solar hot water heating, geothermal heating, electric hot water  innovations, electric vehicles, solar-powered mobility networks, state and federal incentives

 

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 5-6

South Shore Solar Tour, part of National Solar Tour https://www.nationalsolartour.org/

See and talk with owners of net zero homes, solar panels, batteries, air source heat pumps, solar hot water heating, geothermal heating, electric hot water  innovations, and electric vehicles

 

Thank you for envisioning 100% clean energy on the South Shore leading to a stable sustaining climate and sea level.

 

Judeth Van Hamm

Member, Sierra Club

Member, 350 MA South Shore

President, Sustainable South Shore


2018 Sustainable South Shore Meetings

Oct. 29, 2018: Annual Meeting and Election: Green Community Community Choice Aggregation, Zero Emissions 
April 30, 2018 Meeting: sponsored by 350MA So. Shore and Sustainable South Shore.  
Mark Sander, Lexington : Green Community Choice Aggregation. Carol Oldham, executive director for Mass Climate Action Network (MCAN), explained  how the program works and steps to adopt it. John Stoddard, Hingham Light Board: Zero emissions. 
The plan will cover energy for electricity, heating and transportation used in the community for municipal, commercial, residential, institutions, people who come to or pass through the community and any other major users. About a dozen MA communities have adopted plans so far.  Some of the communities engaged many residents by using a two-step process: 
1. Engage people in asking the city council or Town Meeting to establish a task force with representatives from the various parts of the community 
2. Vote on the plan prepared by the task force after hearings and meetings with various groups.
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Green Energy Consumers (Mass Energy) Electric vehicle discount programDrive Green with Green Energy Consumers. Check webpage for details: https://www.greenenergyconsumers.org/drivegreen 

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Check out the SSSh Town Chapters Links (at left).  
PLEASE update your Town Information!
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 Website Update Volunteer N.Kramer with Updates at nancy@sustainablesouthshore.org 

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)
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CLIMATE CHANGE e-NEWS

Please Note: Current Climate Change daily, weekly and monthly e-news information, from various sourcesTo sign up your own e-mail address to Climate Change e-News - Click on the websites that interest you below and sign up!

Better Future: www.350mass.org ~ Clean Technica: www.cleantechnica.com ~ Clean Technica Wind: www.cleantechnica.com/world-wind-power ~ Commonwealth Magazine:; 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 EnergyTimes: 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 ~  more to be added! Send in suggestions!

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

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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 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 .

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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: http:www.sossexi.org  

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 
   

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Some Past Projects and Meetings:

Winter 2018 Meeting, 2/29/18: at N River Community Church, Pembroke.  Forum:  Steps, Costs, Funding, Saving; Municipal Solar on Landfills, schools, parking lots for electricity and hot water; Municipal buildings energy efficiency; Electric vehicles, school buses, charging stations. Sponsored by Sustainable South Shore and 350 Mass South Shore

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 and Marshfield, MA to get ideas about how to plan and organize a similar event in your own Towns.

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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. 
> Chapter of MCAN since 2004.

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