Sustainable Living Expo 2009

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6th Annual Earth Day

Sustainable Living Festival Expo

Sponsored by Sustainable South Shore

Saturday, April 18, 2009, 10AM-2PM

DCR Mary Jeanette Murray Bathhouse

204 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA 

 (Table spaces - inside; if favorable weather, a few vendors/exhibits will be *outside)



Additional Functions in Hull:

Hull Wind I Wind Turbine Tours: every 15 minutes, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Meet Andrew Stern at the Hull Wind One Turbine at Pemberton Point.  

Kite Festival - Sea Side Kites:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. DCR North Parking Lot

Weir River Estuary Center: G. Washington Blvd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Three different hot air heating systems; rain garden; residential wind turbine 


Vendors confirmed (inside and outside) as of 4/13/09






VEHICLES: Hybrid vehicles; Electric scooter, bike; DCR Electric Vehicle; South Shore Charter Public School Biofuel Veggie Van;


FOOD & DRINKS: Daddy's Dogs food & drink cart - Jeff Lemkin  .

MUSIC: DJ Sam KopperWATD interviews; Robert Hunter, Musician     



Thank you to Sponsors: Michael S. Nuesse, Attorney: ; Joan Meschino; Jake's Seafoods: ; Nantasket Kayaks ; Gerry Londergan; Marianne DiMascio & Nick Donohue; National Grid: ;  Sunshine Pet Parlor: ; Craftster (Leah Kramer); Riddles Supermart:; Green Solutions & Whole Body Solutions www.DrAnn.comCarousels and Ships Gift Shop ; McDonough Contracting: ; Sinohub, (China & US)


Other DONORS: All Souls Church, Braintree; Hull Garden Club ; Dennis Blackall ; Holly Hill Farms; Foundation for a Green Future



Organization List - Information Tables


  • Information/sign up Tables (2): Sustainable South Shore (SSSh) (Sponsor); Sustainable South Shore Towns (18): Milton to Plymouth, MA Climate Action Network (MCAN) (see links on this website) 
  • Sponsor - Sustainable Living Festival: Information Table - all Sponsors' business cards, other info., etc.
  • Display & Information: Hull BMC Beach Grass planting display; Hull Town Information;  South Shore Recycling Co-op (SSRC); Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Recycling and Idle Reduction Info.; Mass Audubon; South Shore Natural Science Center (SSNSC); Wildlands Trust; Trustees of the Reservations (TTOR).
  • Display & Information: Passive solar house (Weymouth) photos; NE Chapter of Electric Auto Association (NEEAA)  
  • Hull Garden Club (compost bins, rain barrels, plant and bulb sale flyers); Hull Land Trust; MA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Weir River Watershed Association (WRWA); North South River Watershed Association (NSRWA); Greenscapes.


See below for information about last year's Festival


5th Annual Earth Day Sustainable Living Festival

Saturday, April 19, 2008, 10AM-2PM


Sponsored by Sustainable South Shore

See Boston Globe Article Mary Jeanette Murray Bathhouse (Table spaces - inside; if weather is warm, a few tables - outside)
Hull, (Nantasket Beach) MA 
10 am to 2 pm

5th Annual Sustainable Living Festival: Vendors and visitors estimate that the attendance was about 2000. Organizations and Businesses that were represented:

  • Attic Fan Man solar whole house fans (outside)
  • Solar Systems solar hot water systems (outside)
  • SunMate solar hot air systems
  • Labrador Services, Inc. Home efficiency equipment
  • Alternate Energy solar and wind power (inside and van set up outside)
  • Climate Energy, LLC - freewatt system system that generates heat & electricity (van set up outside)
  • Foundation for a Green Future Green Roof Technology
  • Aquarion Water Company Water Conservation
  • Xedia Technologies Inc. energy saving solutions
  • Green Grease Monkey Biofuels converted biofuel vehicle
  • Keyspan - National Grid natural gas company
  • Atlantic Design Engineers wind energy
  • Reliant Insulation soy based spray foam
  • Harbor Express commuter boats
  • Whole Foods Market organic food info. & free green grocery bags
  • Holly Hill Organic Farm
  • Hull Wind Turbines 1 & 2; Skystream 3.7 Wind Generator information; Hull Light info
  • South Shore Recycling Co-op (SSRC); Department of Environmental Protection (DEP);
  • Hull Recycling; DEP Idle Reduction Info. - Hull Sustainable Transportation Committee (STC)
  • Mass Climate Action Network (MCAN); Sustainable South Shore (SSSh) (Sponsor); Sustainable South Shore Towns (17): Milton to Plymouth
  • NE Chapter of Electric Auto Association (NEEAA)
  • Sierra Club - MA Chapter
  • Clean Power Now
  • Hull Garden Club (compost bins, rain barrels)
  • Massachusetts AudubonSouth Shore Natural Science Center (SSNSC) Wildlands TrustTrustees of the Reservations (TTOR)
  • Hull Land TrustMA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Weir River Watershed Association (WRWA); North South River Watershed Association (NSRWA) Beach Grass planting info
  • Hull Fire Dept. Hull Fire Prevention
  • Hull Information: Library, Hull Nantasket Chamber, Wellspring, Hull Lifesaving Museum
  • Recorded Music (classical, folk, jazz) by DJ Sam Kopper
  • Sponsor Table - all sponsors will have their business cards, etc.
  • Raffle Table: several gift certificates from Hull businesses; basket of soy based candles.
  • Outside: Green Grease Monkey Biofuels converted biofuel vehicle.
  • Clean Energy Design wind and solar renewable energy systems
  • Hybrid vehicles; Electric scooters; Electric Vehicles
  • Daddy's Dogs food cart

Sponsor donor list:

Jake's Seafood Restaurant, Nantasket Kayaks, Michael Nuesse, Joan Meschino, Dennis Blackall, Dr. John Silva, Gerry Londergan, Marianne DiMascio & Nick Donohue, Solar Attic Fan Man, Whole Foods Market, Aquarion Water, Keyspan Energy, Rockland Trust, Labrador Services, Harbor Express, Alternate Energy

Special donations to Sustainable South Shore from lululemon athletica, Genzyme Corporation, First Parish Unitarian Church, Norwell and Caitlin Mayfair

Volunteers sustained Sustainable Living Festival…

To the Editor:

I would like to thank all who were involved with helping to make the Fifth Annual Earth Day Sustainable Living Festival presented by Sustainable South Shore a huge success. Volunteers and vendors estimated that the attendance was approximately 2,000 visitors who learned about sustainable living from vendors outside and inside the bathhouse.

Publicity: Thanks to The Hull Times for the article and photo from last year's festival in last week's edition, and various press releases. More than 40 regional newspapers received the press releases throughout the past three months, some more than once. Special articles by AAA magazine, the south edition of The Boston Globe, and The Patriot Ledger helped entice readers from all over the region to attend the festival. All of the affiliated sustainable towns printed out the poster announcement attachment that we forwarded to them and posted many in each of their towns. Two of the vendors actually saw the posters and got spaces at the festival. Thank you to Peter Seitz for the cable announcement and Hull Community TV for the video and interviews.

Sustainable South Shore member volunteers: Thanks to Steve Silberberg, our website volunteer who keeps the web page up-to-date with each update that I send him, even when he's away on Fitpacking trips. I often refer reporters and others to the web page when interviewed. Kris Locke, our treasurer from Quincy, helped with the required insurance for the day, table rentals and other DCR paperwork. Judeth Van Hamm talked to a few new vendors about renting a space at our festival while volunteering at the March Northeast Sustainable Energy Trade Show in Boston. She also provided updated printed information for 16 upright display panels and displayed her electric assist bicycle and another electric bike from Cohasset Cycle, spider plants, CFL bulbs and other last-minute activities, such as the popular Prius ride with Michael Connelly to see the sustainable technology at her home.

Marcia Geyer from Sustainable Weymouth reported that 133 South Shore residents signed up in their respective town list to be contacted by their town sustainable group, plus 11 from west and north of the South Shore. Most attendees didn’t have a chance to sign up or chose not to. She also reported that several came from the Boston, Cambridge, Watertown, Brookline and Canton areas and also from other New England states.

Hull Community: Thanks to Matt Tobin, DCR ranger who helped out throughout Friday and Saturday, helped to navigate the outside solar and wind company displays past the DCR seawall construction equipment, and many other duties. He also provided the DCR electric people-mover cart that is used on another DCR property. The Hull-Nantasket Chamber loaned us their A-frame signs, plastic display sign holders and Chamber Director Geri Calos also sent a reminder e-mail to all of the members about the festival. Hull Fire Capt. Andrew Thomas provided fire-safety information with fire hats and coloring books for children. And Jeff Lemkin from Daddy's Dogs provided food throughout the day.

Thanks also to Hingham resident Sam Kopper, a DJ from WATD radio in Marshfield, who provided recorded music at the four-hour event. He also did several public-service announcements in the weeks before the festival and interviewed us at the festival a few times for a live broadcast on Saturday, and will continue to promote the Sustainable South Shore organization on WATD.

Volunteers who helped on both Friday and Saturday: Rick Matilla, Max Horn, Harry Hibbard, Paul Riggs and Dave Robie, [Weymouth], Judy Dorner, Judeth Van Hamm and a volunteer from Boston, Hugh MacSherry. Rick was back all day Saturday with two co-workers from Genzyme Corporation along with Harry Hibbard and Dave Robie. Others who helped out in various ways on Saturday were: Anne Kenney, Kathie Semenchuk, Rob Millette, Scott Plympton, Pam Coffman, Jake Condo, Rob Gilman, and Jan Heller, all of Hull; Carol Valentine of Hingham Reach wind power group, Charlotte Alger of Hingham HS, Linda Kakulski and Larry Quinzani of Sustainable Hanover, Marcia Geyer, Dianne and David Martin, and Dorothy Anderson, all of Sustainable Weymouth, Jim Savicki of Sustainable Duxbury, Maura O'Gara of Quincy Environmental Network, Ellen Herling of Sustainable Norwell, and probably a few more that I missed.

Thanks, again to sponsor and raffle donors mentioned in the April 10 issue of the Greener Hull column, plus the following sponsors who donated after that date: Dr. John Silva, Alternate Energy [Plymouth], plus other contributions to Sustainable South Shore organization from Genzyme Corporation, lululemon athletica, and First Parish Unitarian, Norwell and Caitlin Mayfair of Hull. Raffle gift certificates or items donated after the published article were from Bodywork Day Spa, All Things Hull, and Weinberg's Bakery, which donated gift certificates plus trays of bakery samples for the volunteers.

For a list of sustainable businesses and environmental organizations that were represented at the festival visit our website. More information about the 2008 Sustainable Living Festival will be updated on the website this week.

Thank you all.
Nancy Kramer
Sustainable Living Festival Coordinator


See below for information about last year's Festival

Details of the 4th Annual Earth Day Sustainable Living Festival

Saturday, April 21st, 2007, 10AM-2PM

Sponsored by Sustainable South Shore
Mary Jeanette Murray Bathhouse (Indoors)
Hull, (Nantasket Beach) MA 
10 am to 2 pm


After three months of planning and contacting companies and organizations to commit to 26 table spaces, the heavily advertised fourth annual Earth Day Sustainable Living Festival, and the great weather, attracted about 800 people to Hull on April 21, 2007 to learn about sustainable living from 35 businesses and organizations. Thank you to all who volunteered before, during and after the event and at various local organization tables.

See Letter to the Editor FESTIVAL CAPS A SUCCESSFUL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION from the Hull Times.

Organizations and Businesses represented:

  • Solar and Wind Power
  • Solar Fan Wizard solar roof fans
  • Solar Systems solar hot water systems
  • Alternate Energy solar and wind power
  • Hull Wind Turbines 1 & 2; Skystream 3.7 Wind Generator information
  • Earth Our Only Home Green Roof Technology
  • Sustainable Architecture
  • Aquarion Water Company
  • Green Grease Monkey Biofuels converted biofuel vehicle
  • Keyspan
  • Hybrid vehicles & Electric scooter
  • Recycling
  • South Shore Recycling Co-op (SSRC)
  • Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
  • Hull Recycling & Idle Reduction Info
  • Mass Climate Action Network (MCAN)
  • Sustainable South Shore (SSSh) (Sponsor)
  • Sustainable South Shore Towns: Milton to Plymouth
  • NE Chapter of Electric Auto Association (NEEAA)
  • New Song Art Center
  • Massachusetts Sierra Club
  • Organic Gardening
  • Holly Hill Organic Farm
  • Hull Garden Club (compost bins, rain barrels)
  • Massachusetts Audubon
  • South Shore Natural Science Center (SSNSC)
  • Wildlands Trust
  • Hull Land Trust
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Weir River Watershed Association (WRWA)
  • North South River Watershed Association (NSRWA)
  • Hull Fire Prevention (Thermal Imaging Camera set-up)
  • Kids Story hour and fun art projects
  • Whole Foods Market Coupon Books & literature
  • Clean Power Now literature
  • Blue Hill Observatory literature
  • Weather Service NOAA literature
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Polar Bear SOS literature
  • New England Wind Fund literature
  • National Grid Energy Effiency and Conservation literature
  • CRM Waste Services, Inc. Curbside Recycling/Waste Removal literature

Recorded Music (classical, folk, jazz)

  • Sam Kopper, Hingham SSSh Member


Michael Nuesse, Joan Meschino, Gerry Londergan, Ed Lappen, Dumpster Depot, Solar Fan Wizard, Aquarion Water Company, Jake's Seafood Restaurant, Rockland Trust, Sovereign Bank, Covanta of SEMASS, L.P., Alternate Energy

Raffle items / Gift certificates:

Nantasket Paint and Hardware, Nantasket Kayaks, Simply Irresistible, Szabo Fitness and Acupuncture, Bodyworks Day Spa, Weinberg's Bakery, Port Side Wines, lululemon athletica, Ocean Fitness, Seaside Kites, Johnny Cupcakes, Whole Foods

Details of the 3rd Annual Earth Day Sustainable Living Festival

An estimated 500 enthusiastic visitors attended the four hour 2006 Earth Day Sustainable Living Festival held on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at the MJ Murray Bathhouse, Hull, MA sponsored by Sustainable South Shore.

Thank you to the many Festival sponsors, raffle donors and advertisers. 2006 Exhibitors were from:

  • NE chapter of Electric Auto. Association (NEEAA)
  • MA Sierra Club
  • Cohasset architect with his own architectural solar designs and the "End of Suburbia" video
  • Cape Cod based, Clean Power Now featuring Cape Wind and other clean energy information
  • Aquarion Water
  • South Shore Recycling Co-op and MA Department of Environmental Protection Recycling
  • Plymouth based Alternate Energy (Solar and Wind)
  • US Dept. of Energy, NE Region, Boston
  • New Song Arts Center of Rockland, MA
  • Quincy based Organic Lawns and Landscaping
  • Norwell and Quincy based Safe Cosmetics and Nontoxic Herbal Natural Skin Care
  • Hull Wind I and II
  • Hull Garden Club (compost bins, rain barrels)
  • Hull Fire Prevention
  • Cohasset, MA Friends of Holly Hill Farm (organic farming)
Literature was available from:
  • Blue Hill Observatory
  • NOAA Taunton Weather Service
  • Abitibi Paper Retriever
  • Mass Audubon
  • Wildlands Trust
  • South Shore Natural Science Center
  • MCAN and the DEP Idle-Free Vehicle Campaign
  • Hull Recycling and Household Hazardous Products (HHP) collection schedules
  • Sustainable Living and Climate Change information on large Display Panels
Outside near the bathhouse, Seaside Kites were flying kites and the Hull Sustainable Transportation Committee (STC) Beach Walk provided pedometers for walkers to borrow and recorded the mileage walked by each walker. Cohasset based Tai Chi Chuan and Hull based Kripalu Yoga was popular. Hybrid vehicles, Toyota Prius and Hondas were available to check out or test drive.

It was a great way to spend a few hours on Earth Day 2006! Thanks to all that helped to get the Festival together and to the Hull Times, the many other newspapers, cable, radio and website contacts for the free advertising. 2500 copies of the Spring Sustainable South Shore Newsletter, that described the Festival, were distributed to many Rockland, Abington and Weymouth, Hull, Hingham, Cohasset and Quincy businesses and libraries. This newsletter's printing costs were paid from a Grant from Mass Climate Action Network (MCAN).

If you would like to join Sustainable South Shore see membership link.

Sustainable South Shore is a Chapter of the Mass Climate Action Network (MCAN), a network of 18 or more community organizations involved with climate action.