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April 14 to 21, 2010

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This week:

Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun at UMD

An April 17th full of events

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Save The Date:

The Paul Winter Consort's Earth Mass

Regional Conference on Sustainability

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Bioneers 2010 Request for Workshops

New Bedford Energy Office Seeking Interns

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No hybrid? Smaller ways to go green

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Leaf Bullet News
Global
UNNew U.N. battles loom over Copenhagen climate accord
Delegates from 175-nations agreed on two extra sessions of U.N. climate control talks this year at the end of a tortuous meeting in Bonn that presaged big battles ahead over the non-binding Copenhagen Accord.

The Copenhagen Accord seeks to limit a rise in average world temperatures to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F) over pre-industrial times but does not spell out how. Read more here.

EarthMassive Arctic Ice Cap Is Shrinking, Study Shows; Rate Accelerating Since 1985
Close to 50 years of data show the Devon Island ice cap, one of the largest ice masses in the Canadian High Arctic, is thinning and shrinking.

A paper published in the March edition of Arctic, the journal of the University of Calgary's Arctic Institute of North America, reports that between 1961 and 1985, the ice cap grew in some years and shrank in others, resulting in an overall loss of mass. But that changed 1985 when scientists began to see a steady decline in ice volume and area each year. Read more here.

EarthGeologist Connects Regular Changes of Earth's Orbital Cycle to Changes in Climate
In an analysis of the past 1.2 million years, UC Santa Barbara geologist Lorraine Lisiecki discovered a pattern that connects the regular changes of Earth's orbital cycle to changes in Earth's climate.

The finding is reported in the scientific journal Nature Geoscience. Read more here.

National
CoalEating Appalachia: NASA satellite images reveal mountain cannibalism for coal
New images released by NASA reveal the conversion of mountains and forests in southern West Virginia to a giant surface mine.

The time-lapse shots from 1984 to 2009 show the process of mountaintop removal in Boone County, West Virginia. The images show forests being stripped, valleys filled, and giant craters excavated in the process of mining thin seams of coal at Hobet mine. Read more here. (Editor's Note: Try scrolling relatively quickly down the page and watch the mine expand like cancer)

NukeGovernment May Support Nuclear Power's Comeback
President Obama is turning his attention to energy. Recently he allowed new drilling for oil and gas along American coastlines. And he's agreed to subsidize new nuclear power plants.

Besides satisfying demands for more energy, these actions could help the president win votes for a new climate and energy bill pending in Congress. But restarting the nuclear power industry — which has been treading water for 30 years — won't be easy. Read more here.

Home Star rebate proposal moves forward
US Representative Edward J. Markey and several congressional colleagues are set to unveil proposed legislation that would create a much-anticipated federal energy efficiency home retrofit program.

Called Home Star, the program is popularly known as "Cash for Caulkers," a play on Cash for Clunkers, last summer's rebate for car buyers. Read more here.

FordFord Turning Off PCs at Night to Save $1.2M
Despite more efficient chips and monitor technologies, the electricity bills for large scale computer use are still considerable for corporations. While not much can be done to reduce power consumption while a computer is in use, Ford Motor Company is launching a new initiative that aims to save over $1 million a year through smarter power management. Read more here

ARIESUS Navy, Biodiesel Industries, Aerojet launch mobile biodiesel system, ARIES
In California, the first ARIES system (Automated Real-time, Remote, Integrated Energy System) has been delivered to the Naval Base Ventura County at Port Hueneme and Point Mugu. The mobile biodiesel production unit was developed in a collaboration between the US Navy, Aerojet (a unit of Gencorp (NYSE: GY)) and Biodiesel Industries. Read more here.

US Eastern forests suffer "substantial" decline: 3.7 million hectares gone
The United States' Eastern forests have suffered a "substantial and sustained net loss" over the past few decades, according to a detailed study appearing in BioScience. From 1973 to 2000, Eastern have declined by 4.1 percent or 3.7 million hectares. Deforestation occurred in all Eastern regions, but the loss was most concentrated in the southeastern plains. Read more here.

MLBMajor League Baseball celebrates Earth Day with vast new initiative
MLB clubs become first major sports program to implement league-wide green data collection program.
April 22nd is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and Major League Baseball is celebrating in a big way. In collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), MLB is developing a software program to collect and analyze stadium operations data across all 30 clubs. This will revolutionize the way clubs and stadiums are run across the nation. And to celebrate this bold new program, MLB clubs across the country will sponsor special Earth Day events. Read more here.

Local
Trash to CashTRASH TO CASH: Program lets Spencer Borden kids profit from nonrecyclables
Lindsay Hetzler discovered a way to turn her daughter Lorelei’s favorite drink into money for her school.

By her account, Hetzler buys "a ton” of Capri Sun juice boxes for her family. Last fall while reading the back of one of the drink pouches, Hetzler learned about TerraCycle, a New Jersey-based company that makes eco-friendly products from a wide range of nonrecyclable waste materials. Read more here.

Rail would aid SouthCoast's household budgets, study finds
A new study on the high costs of housing and transportation in the Boston region gives additional ammunition to advocates for extending commuter rail to New Bedford and Fall River.

SouthCoast households on average spend $27,808 annually on housing and transportation, or 62 percent of the median income, according to a study released Monday by the Urban Land Institute's Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing. Read more here.

Pollutants, from oil to chemicals, foul area floodwaters
Finding floodwaters filled with sewage and nutrients was no surprise in the last week. But state emergency responders also have been recovering dozens of propane tanks — including one industrial-sized tank, barrels of toxic chemicals and one 10,000-gallon fuel tank that was swept away by the Pawtuxet River. Read more here.

Green SellsIt may not be easy, but being ‘green’ sells
Before he listed an Andover home last fall, broker Leland DiMeco of Boston Green Realty recommended the homeowner improve the energy efficiency of the vintage 1922 Colonial. An energy audit revealed air leaks, which were subsequently sealed with foam insulation for short money. Read more here.

Carol Moseley Braun to speak at UMD on Thursday
DARTMOUTH — Carol Moseley Braun, the first and only female African-American senator, Democratic presidential candidate, and former ambassador to New Zealand, will be speaking at UMass Dartmouth on Thursday as part of a daylong visit.

Her first talk, open to the public, will be at 2 p.m. in the main auditorium and is titled "Thinking Green: Living Organically Through Sustainable Practices." Braun will be focusing on her work with her company, Ambassador Organics. Read more here.

Leaf Bullet This Week in Sustainability

Thinking Green: Organic Living Through Sustainable Practice - Carol Moseley Braun

April 15, 2:00 p.m., UMass Dartmouth Woodland Commons
Ambassador Braun will give a talk at 2 p.m. in the Main Auditorium Entitled "Thinking Green: Living Organically through Sustainable Practices," this talk is free and open to the public and focus' on her work with her company, Ambassador Organics. Co-sponsored with the Women's Center and Women's Studies. Details here.

Solar for Homeowners and Small Businesses

April 15, 6:30 to 8 PM, Seekonk Public Library, 410 Newman Avenue
Megan Amsler, Executive Director of Cape Self-Reliance, will give a soup to nuts presentation on solar energy for homes and small businesses, starting with energy efficiency and siting issues and ending with financing, including heat loans and rebate programs. Cape Self-Reliance was founded in 1980 to help communities on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket attain self-reliance in energy, water and food. Amsler is chair of the Falmouth Energy Committee, treasurer of the Cape and Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative, and an adjunct faculty member at Cape Cod Community College where she teaches renewable energy. FREE and open to the public.

Operation Clean Sweep - Earth Day Cleanup

April 17, 8:30 a.m - 12 p.m., Brooklawn Park, New Bedford
Spring is a great time for cleaning and pitching in with Operation Clean Sweep. Join in on April 17th from 8:30AM - noon in Ward 2 at Brooklawn Park. To date OCS volunteers have cleaned up more than 46 tons of trash from New Bedford neighborhoods. Community service groups, clubs, businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate in this community event. To learn more, visit www.operationcleansweep.net and pre-register or call (508) 979-1493. Also, find us on facebook.

Tiverton Clean Up Week Kick-Off Day

April 17, 9am – 1pm, Department of Public Works, 50 Industrial Way, Tiverton, RI
Announcing April Clean Up Week: April 17th through April 25th Special Kick-Off Day on Saturday, April 17th at 9:00 a.m. at DPW. Bags and gloves will be provided. Please join the Kick-Off Day effort or work at your own convenience during the week to support this community-wide effort to remove litter from Tiverton. Questions? Call Gayle 624-7830. Details here.

Free Preschool Story Hour

April 17, 10:30-11:30.m., 430 Potomska Road, Dartmouth
Join Amanda Wilkinson, Lloyd Center Educator-Naturalist, for a "Spring Fling" story hour at the Lloyd Center’s visitor center. Children and parents will be treated to a nature-themed story followed by a tour of the Lloyd Center’s resident creatures. Spend your Saturday morning looking for signs of spring at the Lloyd Center! " Spring Fling” will be held on Saturday, April 17th from 10:30am – 11:30am at the Lloyd Center’s headquarters located at 430 Potomska Road in Dartmouth. The story hour is free of charge (donations welcome). Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please contact Amanda Wilkinson at (508) 990-0505 x16.

Volunteer Training: Beached Bird Surveys For Seanet Program

April 17, 9 a.m - 1 p.m., 430 Potomska Road, Dartmouth
No charge. The Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET) is a volunteer based field survey project whose aim is to use beached bird deposition along coastal shorelines to help detect sources of harm to the marine environment, and assess the status of seabird populations. The project idea first took hold on the Pacific Coast, and in 2002 the startup of SEANET at the Lloyd Center marked the first efforts here on the Atlantic Coast. The Lloyd Center's Buzzards Bay volunteers remain, historically, the most longstanding network in SEANET's history.

We currently seek new volunteers (existing volunteers also urged to attend) to conduct monthly surveys on beaches in the region, with special emphasis on areas where surveys have been lacking. See SEANET information on the website for further details of what's involved. Details here.

Household Hazardous Waste Day

April 17, 9 a.m - 12 p.m., Crapo Hill Landfill, 300 Samuel Barnet Blvd, New Bedford
The Greater New Bedford Refuse District is holding its Spring Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day on Saturday, April 17th, from 9:00 a.m to noon at the Crapo Hill Landfill, 300 Samuel Barnet Blvd. This is a NEW collection site. See http://www.gnbrrmdistrict.org/ for directions. The event is open to New Bedford and Dartmouth residents only. Proof of residency is required. Call Marissa at (508) 979-1493 for more information.

Green Church Celebration

April 18, 10:30, Fairhaven Unitarian Universalist Church
The Fairhaven UU church is celebrating its accreditation as a Green Sanctuary church this Sunday April 18th at 10:30. John Bullard will be the speaker.

Earth Day Beach Cleanup

April 20, 10:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m., UMass Dartmouth Library Browsing Area
Please join with other members of the campus community for a celebration of sustainability at UMass Dartmouth on Green Campus Day: Tuesday , April 20th in the Library Browsing Area. Enjoy a green vendor fair, exhibits of student sustainability projects, a free luncheon, and a special presentation on campus as "Living Classroom," as well as Green Campus Award and RecyceMania Award presentation by Chancellor MacCormack and the unveiling of the UMass Dartmouth Sustainability Assessment and Climate Action Plan. Details here.

Green Campus Day

April 20, 10:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m., UMass Dartmouth Library Browsing Area
Please join with other members of the campus community for a celebration of sustainability at UMass Dartmouth on Green Campus Day: Tuesday, April 20th in the Library Browsing Area. Enjoy a green vendor fair, exhibits of student sustainability projects, a free luncheon, and a special presentation on campus as "Living Classroom," as well as Green Campus Award and RecyceMania Award presentation by Chancellor MacCormack and the unveiling of the UMass Dartmouth Sustainability Assessment and Climate Action Plan. Details here.


Leaf Bullet Save The Date

Volunteer Opportunity - Earth Day At The Lloyd Center For The Environment

April 22, 9:00am to noon, The Lloyd Center, Dartmouth
In the spirit of Earth Day, work will include removal of invasive species on the Lloyd Center property and clearing of brush, otherwise cleaning up some of our popular hiking trails. All volunteers are welcome, and pre-registration is suggested to enable the Center to notify volunteers if weather makes it necessary to cancel the event. We will break at 12 noon for a light picnic lunch (provided by the Lloyd Center). To learn more about this event or to pre-register, call our Event Line (508-558-2918) or visit our website - www.lloydcenter.org.

Healthy City Spring Workshop

April 21, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Government Center Atrium, Fall River Government Center
A gathering to nurture ideas and action for a Healthier Fall River. Join us for any one or all three learning opportunities in the atrium of Fall River Government Center and enjoy a healthy supper prepared by George Malatantis of the Highland Luncheonette. Please reserve your place now and pay only $10 at the door.

The Paul Winter Consort's Earth Mass

April 23, 8pm, Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day the Z is honored to bring The Paul Winter Consort’s Missa Gaia (Earth Mass) performed by The Consort, guest artists, a choir and "the greater symphony of the Earth” including wolves, whales, eagles, and several dozen other species of "wilderness musicians” to New Bedford’s magnificent St. Anthony of Padua’s church. Details here.

Net Impact UMD 2nd Sustainable Winery/Brewery Tour

April 24, 10 am - 4:30 pm, UMass Dartmouth to various local wineries and breweries
Join Net Impact UMD on Saturday, April 24, 2010 for a winery/brewery tour. Assistant Charlton College of Business Dean and wine/sustainability guru Garry Clayton will be lecturing about the finer points of wine, sustainability and the South Coast. The tour via motorcoach will visit Travessia Urban Winery, Buzzards Bay Brewery and Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery. The trip includes lunch, tastings and transportation.

The tour is FREE for members of Net Impact Central and $30 for non-members. Not a NI member? Membership fees are $30 for grads and $10 for undergrads. Professional/community memberships are also available. The trip is open to UMass students, faculty, employees, their spouses and friends as well as the community at large.

Visit the NIUMD website: www.netimpactumd.org or email netimpactumd@gmail.com to reserve your seat and for more info. Details here.

4th Annual Fortress Green Building Supply & The Green Patriots Earth Day Celebration & Green Building Tour

April 24*, Noon to 4:00pm, 38 Faunce Corner Rd. Dartmouth
I would like to invite any and all Students, Teachers, Staff, Members of the Sustainability Council, & others to attend our Celebration. We will have Live Green Building demonstrations, a tour of the building, and educational demos & info about the various green building & solar heating components, and the principals involved. We would also like to invite students or staff to display or handout any info related to Sustainability & the Environment.

There will also Open House, in NB, by Effortless Design. Smart Growth Mixed-Use Project Remodeling & SIPs Addition - 464-468 Brock Avenue New Bedford
Energy Star Smart Growth Mixed-Use Project "If You Lived Here, You Would Really Reduce Your Carbon Footprint"
*Rain date - Saturday, May 1

Vernal Pool Exploration

April 24, 1 - 3pm, Westport Town Farm
Learn how you can attract native bees, butterflies and other benefical insects to your garden and how you can help us to survey and monitor these important pollinators at the Westport Town Farm. Details here.

Civic Engagement Summit

April 24, 11am - 4pm, UMass Dartmouth Woodland Commons
The primary goal of the summit is to increase understanding of community assets as a means to deepen our commitment to civic engagement. If you are interested in civic engagement or want to understand how to build community, develop volunteers, or use service learning. Keynote speaker: Professor John McNight, Northwestern University, and Governor Deval Patrick has been invited. UMass Dartmouth, Woodland Commons, South Dartmouth. $25. Students with valid i.d., free. Lunch provided. Register here.

Native Pollinator Workshop

April 24, 9am -11am, Russells Mills - Dartmouth
Join Education Coordinator Shelli Costa in an up-close and personal exploration of some local vernal pools at DNRT's Parson's Reserve. These seasonal water bodies provide crucial breeding habitat for mole salamanders, wood frogs, and other species. We will be getting our hands wet looking for frog/salamander eggs and other critters that are dependant on these pools.Details here.

Regional Conference on Sustainability

April 27, 8:30-4:00 p.m., Bristol Community College
Regional Conference on Sustainability featuring keynote presenters including Richard Heinberg and Mark Sylvia Director of Massachusetts Green Communities Division, and panel discussions of special interest to municipal leaders and local businesses. Sponsored by the Southeastern Massachusetts Council on Sustainability. Details here.

Richard Heinburg: Enter The Post Carbon Era

April 28, 10-11:00 a.m., UMass Dartmouth Library Browsing Area
Mr. Heinberg has presented around the world about his work and has appeared in many film and television documentaries. He is the author of numerous books on the topics of Peak Oil and Energy. His most recent book, Blackout, discusses the implications for relying on coal as the next solution to our energy crisis. It is hailed as “a must-read for planners, educators, and anyone concerned about energy consumption, peak oil, and climate change.” Details here.

No Impact Man (Sustainability Film Series)

April 28, 6:30 p.m., UMass Dartmouth Library Browsing Area
As the news stories go: "Colin Beavan is a liberal schlub who got tired of listening to himself complain about the world without ever actually doing anything about it" Thus, in November, 2006, Beavan launched a year-long project in which he, his wife, his two-year-old daughter and his four-year-old dog went off the grid and attempted to live in the middle of New York City with as little environmental impact as possible. The No Impact project has been the subject of stories in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and many other national and international news outlets. Details here.

Lloyd Center Annual Meeting

April 28, 6:30 p.m., Dartmouth Grange Hall, 1133 Fisher Road, Dartmouth
The is pleased to announce that the key-note speaker at the organization’s upcoming Annual Meeting will be noted science-education expert Bradie C. Metheny. Bradie Metheny is one of the foremost strategists in the field of medical science. For more than three decades he has worked closely with distinguished scientists, academicians, and leaders within the federal government, toward the development of thoughtful and productive science policy. Mr. Metheny has had a career in communications that has covered virtually all aspects of the profession Join fellow members in celebrating the Lloyd Center’s recent accomplishments and learn about plans for the future. The seventh annual presentation of the George G. Haydock Award will be given to an individual, selected by the staff and Board of Directors, who is deemed to have made a most outstanding contribution to protecting the nature of our coastal environment. Details here.

Impact of Climate Change on Regional Ecological Resources

April 29, 7:00 p.m., Westport Middle School
Hector Galbraith, Director of the Climate Change Initiative at Manomet Center for Conservation Services, will speak on research regarding the impacts of climate change on our regional ecosystems. Co-sponored with MassAudubon Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary and the Wesport Fishermen's Association. This is a free event. Details here.

Birding in the Bioreserve

May 1, 6 - 9AM, Watuppa Reservation Headquarters, 2929 Blossom Road, Fall River
Join Fred Thurber of the Paskamansett Bird Club at the height of the spring migration. Large unfragmented areas like the Bioreserve support an array of warblers and other interior forest birds such the wood thrush, ovenbird, and scarlet tanager. Many of these unique birds pass through the area for only a few weeks each spring on their way north. Bring binoculars. Details here.

The Big Walk

May 1, 9am - 4pm., Watuppa Reservation Headquarters, 2929 Blossom Road, Fall River
Strap on your hiking boots and experience the vastness of the unbroken forest on a walk that spans the full length of the 13,600-acre Bioreserve. The full hike is 14 miles but pick-ups will be available at 4, 8 and 12 miles. Details here.

Organic Gardening Workshop

May 1, 6 - 9AM, Soule Homestead Education Center at the Golden Rule Farm: 46 Soule Street, Middleboro (directions)
This spring, just as it comes time to plant the garden, Frank Albani, Soule Homestead’s Director and Market Grower, presents our annual hands-on Organic Gardening Workshop on April 17, from 9am-12pm. Growing our own food is an excellent way to save money, lessen our carbon footprint, improve our health, and connect with neighbors and nature. Isn't now a good time to learn skills that will help you plant a garden and make it productive throughout the year? This workshop is led by an experienced gardener, and is intended to meet the tremendous resurgence of energy and action for backyard and community gardening. In addition to explaining and demonstrating some key steps that can empower you to start your own garden, this workshop provides a great opportunity for you to ask questions. Whether you are a complete newcomer to gardening or you just feel that you could use some brushing up on growing skills and concepts, this workshop is for you. More Info: www.soulehomestead.org or call the office: 508-947-6744. Details here.

Annual Sheep Day / Earth Day Celebration

May 1, 10:00AM - 3:00PM, Soule Homestead Education Center at the Golden Rule Farm: 46 Soule Street, Middleboro (directions)
The annual Sheep Day / Earth Day Celebration, will be held this year on Saturday, May 1, from 10am until 3pm. Visitors can celebrate the return of spring and watch while the Homestead’s flock of sheep get their warm-weather haircuts. Shearer Andy Rice will be hard at work all day shearing, explaining his work and answering questions. Local crafters will be demonstrating their traditional crafts and exhibiting their work. Richard Seaman of sheepdog Junction will be leading a sheep-herding demonstration. Botanist, (Mike) Schroeder will take groups on a nature hike around the grounds. The day will include children’s activities, working with wool, gardening and games, plants and crafts for sale, and refreshments. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $2 for children under 12, and children under 3 free. Free admission to all members / become a member and admission is free! Call the Homestead at 508-947-6744 for more information. Details here.

Spring on the Farm

May 1, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Buttonwood Park Zoo, New Bedford
Cost: Free with zoo admission The sun is up, the soil is warm and it’s time to get busy. Plant seeds, visit the animals, and learn about life on the farm with crafts and activities. Details here.

Osprey Talk with Rob Bierregaard

May 6, 7:00 p.m., Westport Public Library
Rob Bierregaard, an east coast osprey expert, shares his experiences tracking these birds in Westport and around the globe. This is a free event. Details here.

Community Garden Kick-off

May 22, 9AM - 12Noon, Westport Town Farm (directions)
Inch by inch, row by row, help us make this garden grow! Cultivate a stronger community along with delicious fresh veggies by joining us for our first community garden volunteer day of the year. Details here.


Leaf Bullet Announcements
NewsletterSpring Sustainability Newsletter Launched
We're proud to announce that the spring newsletter has been published! Check it out to learn about the imminent launch of our Sustainability Assessment and Climate Action Plan, find out about our plans to turn the long-neglected UMass Dartmouth Forest into a living classroom, get updates on numerous campus sustainability proejcts, and find out about our growing Green Navigator program. Download the newsletter PDF here.

City of New Bedford’s Energy Office seeking interns

The Office promotes sustainability activities within city government as will all other sectors. Activities include energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, waste reduction, green buildings, alternative fuels, efficient transportation, recycling, water conservation, and other areas designed to reduce the environmental impacts of city activities and operations. The team works to develop policies and guidance, as well as identify and implement appropriate projects that will facilitate meeting short and long-range goals and targets, particularly the climate and energy goals established by the Mayor’s Office. Contact Scott.Durkee@NewBedford-MA.gov for more info.

CSATime to start thinking "CSA"
As New England eases its way into spring with its ususal fits and starts, it's time to start thinking about joing a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). CSA is a prepaid subscription to a farm's produce for the season. Most CSAs give shareholders a weekly supply of veggies, herbs, fruits and sometimes even eggs and meat. You know it's fresh and you get to meet the farm and people who grew your food! The prepaid CSA arrangements also makes it a source of financial security for the farmer. Find a list of CSAs here.

Bioneers Seeking Workshop Proposals

Please SAVE THE DATE for the 6th Annual Conference, Thursday October 21st - Sunday October 24th, in historic Downtown New Bedford MA.

We are now excepting workshop proposals for the 2010 conference. To submit a workshop proposal please download the form below and e-mail it back to us at glenn@marioninstitute.org. Thank you for your participation, we can't wait for your ideas! Details here.

The Marion Institute seeks a Development Fundraising Professional

The Marion Institute (MI) (www.marioninstitute.org) seeks a Development Fundraising Professional to join the Executive Director and MI team. We are looking for a person who is excited by the prospect of leading and managing all aspects of MI's fundraising. Founded in 1993, the Marion Institute is a member based non-profit that acts as an incubator for a diverse array of programs and projects that delve into the root cause of an issue and seeks to create deep and positive change. We work with individuals, schools and communities to inspire change in the areas of health and healing, sustainability, green economics, environmental education, spirituality and much more. Details here.

Lloyd Center Seeking Director of Development

The Lloyd Center for the Environment, a highly regarded research and educational organization, headquartered in Dartmouth Massachusetts, seeks an experienced Director of Development to work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in developing and executing an aggressive fundraising strategy. Details here.


Leaf Bullet Weekly Green Tip
No hybrid? Smaller ways to go green
Ever gotten a parking ticket from the carbon-footprint police? I drive a gas-wasting Chevy Tahoe, and for a time someone in the neighborhood would routinely plant orange, "Violation: Earth" citations on my windshield. "To SUV Driver," they read. "Time to buy a Hybrid!" Learn more here.

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