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October 7 to 14, 2010

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10/10/10 Events Galore

Tour the Brayton Point Cooling Towers

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Connecting for Change: Bioneers by the Bay

Tools for Agricultural Sustainable Development

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DOE Technical Assistance Program Webinars

Essay Contest for Kids and Teens

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Waste decomposition rates

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TEDxNextGenerationAsheville - Birke Baehr - "What's Wrong With Our Food System"
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Global
Turbine Denmark 100% Fossil Fuel Free by 2050?
Following up on some great news regarding renewable energy targets and possibilities in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Germany, Denmark also recently announced great potential for weening itself off fossil fuels.

A report by the Danish climate commission found Denmark could create an energy network completely free of fossil fuels by 2050 as a result of falling renewable energy costs combined with rising oil and gas costs. Read more here.

Danube Toxic Hungarian sludge spill reaches River Danube
Toxic red sludge from a Hungarian alumina plant reached the Danube on Thursday and crews struggled to dilute it to protect the river from what the prime minister called an "unprecedented ecological catastrophe."

Experts said damage beyond the borders of Hungary was unlikely to be great but the threat had to be monitored closely. Read more here.

Sludge Hungary Opens Criminal Probe Of Toxic Sludge Spill
Hungary opened a criminal probe into the toxic sludge flood Wednesday and the European Union urged emergency authorities to do everything they can to keep the contaminated slurry from reaching the Danube and affecting half a dozen other nations.

Hundreds of people had to be evacuated after a gigantic sludge reservoir burst Monday at a metals plant in Ajka, a town 100 miles southwest of Budapest, the capital. Read more here.

Romania Hungary's toxic sludge reminiscent of 2000 Romania disaster but much worse
Hungary's toxic sludge disaster recalls and dwarfs a 2000 spill of 4.6 million cubic feet of cyanide-tainted water in neighboring Romania
The largest, most dangerous environmental disaster in Hungary's history is unfolding this week after a containment pond dam broke Monday, releasing more than 35 million cubic feet of toxic sludge. The red slurry is now nearing the Danube River and authorities are worried about widespread damage to water supplies. Read more here.

AwfulPhotos: A flood of toxic sludge
On Monday, October 4th, a large reservoir filled with toxic red sludge in western Hungary ruptured, releasing approximately 700,000 cubic meters (185 million gallons) of stinking caustic mud, which killed many animals, at least four people, and injured over 120 - many with chemical burns. The 12-foot-high flood of sludge inundated several towns, sweeping cars off the road as it flowed into the nearby Marcal River. Emergency workers rushed to pour 1,000 tons of plaster into the Marcal River in an attempt to bind the sludge and keep it from flowing on to the Danube some 45 miles away. The red sludge in the reservoir is a byproduct of refining bauxite into alumina, which took place at an alumina plant run by the Hungarian Alumina Production and Trading Company. A criminal probe has just been opened by Hungarian authorities. Read more here.

Rivers World's Rivers in 'Crisis State', Report Finds
The world's rivers, the single largest renewable water resource for humans and a crucible of aquatic biodiversity, are in a crisis of ominous proportions, according to a new global analysis.

The report, published Sept. 30 in the journal Nature, is the first to simultaneously account for the effects of such things as pollution, dam building, agricultural runoff, the conversion of wetlands and the introduction of exotic species on the health of the world's rivers. Read more here.

National
Military U.S. Military Orders Less Dependence on Fossil Fuels
With insurgents increasingly attacking the American fuel supply convoys that lumber across the Khyber Pass into Afghanistan, the military is pushing aggressively to develop, test and deploy renewable energy to decrease its need to transport fossil fuels.

Last week, a Marine company from California arrived in the rugged outback of Helmand Province bearing novel equipment: portable solar panels that fold up into boxes; energy-conserving lights; solar tent shields that provide shade and electricity; solar chargers for computers and communications equipment. Read more here. (Blog topic about it here)

Waves U.S. Navy and Marine corps Get First Ever Grid-Connected Wave Energy
The nation's first ever grid-connected wave energy system went online this week, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, in Oahu. As Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus aptly put it in a Navy press release, "This project demonstrates the Navy and Marine Corps commitment to lead the country toward a new energy future." Mabus made it clear that it's full speed ahead for the Navy's goal of 50% alternative energy by 2020, which presents a stark contrast to the situation in the civilian world, where certain groups are hell bent on opposing legislative action that promotes alternative energy. Hey, whatever happened to supporting our troops? Read more here.

Turtles The BP-Spill Baby-Turtle Brigade
Loggerhead nesting season started this year, as usual, in May. Across the northeastern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, female sea turtles began plodding out of the water and up the beach, each burying a clutch of a hundred or more leathery eggs beneath the sand. The eggs incubate for about 60 days. Then a throng of tiny black loggerhead hatchlings, each only about two inches long, frantically boils out of the ground, all paddling clumsily with their outsize, winglike flippers. They scuttle down the beach en masse, capitalizing on a one-time frenzy of energy to rush into the water and push past the breakers into offshore currents. Once they make it there if they make it there they typically find their way onto mats of seaweed called sargassum. The hatchlings will drift passively around the ocean on this sargassum for the first several years of their lives, like children inner-tubing in a swimming pool. It's a life raft from which, conveniently, they can also pluck snacks. Many turtles wind up gliding around the Florida peninsula and floating as far out as the Azores during a developmental stage biologists call "the lost years." Read more here.

NYC releases green infrastructure plan
In September 2010, New York City released the NYC Green Infrastructure Plan which presents an alternative approach to improving water quality that integrates "green infrastructure," such as swales and green roofs, with investments to optimize the existing system and to build targeted, cost-effective "grey" or traditional infrastructure. Read more here.

McMansion Turning Waste Heat Into Power
What do a car engine, a power plant, a factory and a solar panel have in common? They all generate heat -- a lot of which is wasted.

University of Arizona physicists have discovered a new way of harvesting waste heat and turning it into electrical power.

Using a theoretical model of a so-called molecular thermoelectric device, the technology holds great promise for making cars, power plants, factories and solar panels more efficient, to name a few possible applications. Read more here.

Better than mountaintop removal West Virginia Is a Geothermal Hot Spot
Researchers have uncovered the largest geothermal hot spot in the eastern United States. According to a unique collaboration between Google and academic geologists, West Virginia sits atop several hot patches of Earth, some as warm as 200?C and as shallow as 5 kilometers. If engineers are able to tap the heat, the state could become a producer of green energy for the region.

In 2004, researchers at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, and colleagues created the Geothermal Map of North America. The map charted the potential for geothermal energy nationwide. Two years ago Google.org, the philanthropic arm of the search engine giant, hired the SMU scientists to update the map. Read more here.

Salazar Green-Lights First-Ever Solar Energy Projects on Public Lands
In an historic step forward in the nation's clean energy future, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today approved the first large-scale solar energy plants ever to be built on public lands. The two projects, both located in California, are the first in a series of renewable energy projects on public lands under final review by the Department of the Interior that would provide thousands of U.S. jobs and advance U.S. clean energy technologies. Read more here.

Friedman The Terminator vs. Big Oil
The Terminator, a k a the Governator, is not happy. And you shouldn't be either.

What has Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California incensed is the fact that two Texas oil companies with two refineries each in California are financing a campaign to roll back California's landmark laws to slow global warming and promote clean energy innovation, because it would require the refiners to install new emission-control tools. Read more here.

Local
Rail Southeast Mass. communities receive commuter rail planning money
TAUNTON Fifteen Massachusetts communities will share $320,000 to plan for development around train stations proposed as part of the long-awaited South Coast commuter rail extension project.

Lt. Gov. Tim Murray announced the awards in Taunton on Thursday. Eleven Bristol County, Mass., communities will receive money, including Acushnet, Berkley, Easton, Fall River, Freetown, New Bedford, North Attleboro, Norton, Rehoboth, Somerset and Taunton. Read more here.

East Bay consortium eyes Tiverton for large clean energy project
TIVERTON The Tiverton Industrial Park is one step closer to becoming the location for multiple wind turbines.

Garry Plunkett, Tiverton's representative to the East Bay Energy Consortium, reported to the Town Council last week that the consortium voted to pursue an assessment of the location after an extensive feasibility study. Read more here.

Debate Governor candidates split over South Coast Rail
DARTMOUTH As the governor's race comes down the home stretch, the four candidates let the SouthCoast in on their visions for the state over the next four years.

During the one-hour debate at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick reminded voters of his attempts to move the region ahead, while taking a few shots at his closest competitor, Republican Charlie Baker. Baker in turn said the current condition of the state is poor and that he has the executive management experience to turn the state around. Read more here.

RailFrank: Rail in jeopardy if Baker is elected
NEW BEDFORD The last Republican governor of Massachusetts insisted that federal funding had to be a big part of the South Coast Rail project. The possible next one would make sure it never happens, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., told The Standard-Times on Monday.

"If Charlie Baker wins, there's no commuter rail," Frank told the newspaper's editorial board. Read more here.

Mass. saw worse air this summer
Massachusetts saw more than twice the number of poor air quality days this summer as in 2009, according to the New England office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read more here. More coverage here.

UMass Dartmouth Announces $170 Million Construction And Innovation Plan
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced today that it is moving forward with a three-year $170 million capital plan to strengthen the SouthCoast region's innovation economy and create new learning and discovery opportunities for its students and faculty.

"The time is right for the university to make the strategic investments that our students, faculty and community partners need and deserve in order to reach our collective aspirations," Chancellor MacCormack said. "Our plan is designed to strengthen UMass Dartmouth's position as a powerhouse for learning, discovery and engagement." Read more here.

Conservation Law Foundation challenges Mass. wastewater permit over pollution in R.I.
The Conservation Law Foundation has filed an appeal in federal court challenging a permit issued to a wastewater-treatment plant in Massachusetts, alleging that it fails to protect waters downstream in the Blackstone River, Upper Seekonk River and Narragansett Bay from pollution. Read more here.

Nationally known speakers slated for this year's Bioneers conference
Nationally known advocates for "green jobs" dominate the agenda at this year's Bioneers by the Bay conference and festival in New Bedford's downtown Oct. 22-24.

Attorney and human rights activist Van Jones, famously hounded from his Obama White House environmental advisory job by critics on the right, is the kickoff speaker on that Friday. Read more here.

High School wind turbine goes up next week
Nantucket By early October, Nantucket High School's wind turbine should be generating electricity both to stimulate young minds about renewable energy and augment the school's power supply.

The turbine, coming from New England-based Alteris Renewables, stands 190 feet tall and is a 100-kilowatt wind power generator. It is sprouting from behind the baseball backstop adjacent to the road running behind the school through a collaboration of the high school student group, Students for Sustainability, National Grid and the Schmidt Family Foundation. Dave Fredericks, a vice president at National Grid said he expects the turbine to arrive on the island on Sunday. Read more here.

Officials look to retool screw factory for new senior center
FREETOWN What was once a former selectman's dream might become a reality.

Interim Town Administrator John Healey said the town is making progress toward turning a former contaminated screw factory on County Road into the town's first-ever senior housing. By doing so, it would fulfill what former Selectman John Ashley had once promised to bring to the town. Read more here.

Mass. OKs $15 million for first leg of bike path to R.I.
Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray on Friday announced the allocation of $15 million for construction of the first Massachusetts segment of the planned Blackstone Valley Bike Path connecting Providence and Worcester.

The first 2.5 miles of the path, which would total 48 miles, would include 11 bridges and would run from Millville, Mass. to the Rhode Island border, Murray said in a news release. Read more here.

Downtown farmers market extended through end of October
FALL RIVER Due to high demand, the Downtown Farmer's Market, which operates every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Old Second Street, will be extended through the end of this month.

Mayor Will Flanagan kicked off the Downtown Farmers Market back in July and has been pleased with the results. Read more here.

Leaf Bullet This Week in Sustainability

New England Bike-Walk Summit

October 7, beginning at 10:30 a.m., Providence
This single-day event will offer nine panels — three breakouts, each with three panel options — covering topics including development/management of multi-jurisdictional trails, the economic development potential of biking and walking, state-level legislation affecting biking and walking in New England, how to foster better relations between agencies and advocates and connecting underserved communities with walk-bike advocacy. Details here.

Sustainability Film Series: Litigating Disaster

October 7, 6:30 PM, UMass Dartmouth Library Browsing Area
This documentary investigates the chemical disaster at Bhopal, India. How is it possible that nearly two decades after an event of such magnitude there is no legal closure? Constructed as attorney Rajan Sharma's case as presented to fictitious jurors, Litigating Disaster takes the viewers on a riveting cinematic investigation; presenting the compelling evidence assembled against Union Carbide including unique, never before seen documents unearthed through prolonged legal struggles, exclusive interviews with Union Carbide former officers, powerful archival material, and scenes filmed in and out of the abandoned plant. Details here.

The Cape Wind Energy Project and Mass Audubon's Response

October 7, reception at 6:15 and talk at 7 p.m., Ocean Explorium in New Bedford
The talk will focus on how Mass Audubon arrived at its position of support for the Cape Wind Project, how the potential impacts on birds and the marine habitat of Horseshoe Shoal and Nantucket Sound were evaluated, and how this position relates to the organization's overall focus on the issues of climate change. Details here.

Kayak Slocum's River

October 9, 9AM, Russells Mills Landing (Dartmouth)
From its start at the millpond in Russells Mills Village to its mouth at Demerest Lloyd State Park, Slocum's River provides outstanding opportunities for exploring the natural history and ecology of the region. Join us for a relaxing paddle through the marshes and meadows along Slocum's River. Details here.

350.org Global Work Party 10/10/10 Event: Community Conference on Ecological Restoration

October 10, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m, Route 6-Block of 459 Kempton Street, New Bedford
he POWER Project is hosting an "Enviro-Action Block Party" in New Bedford, part of the 350.org international climate action "work party" day.  Our event is one of 7000 events worldwide where people are getting to work to combat global warming and demand strong leadership on climate issues.  Festivities include live music and entertainment, contests and prizes, community discussions and free locally grown food!  Communities across the Southcoast are hosting their own work parties and coming to our block party to share our collective efforts in a fun and engaging community event.  This event is FREE and open the public. More information here.

ALSO on 10/10/10: Clear the forest trails @ UMass Dartmouth. (Map of Forest) 11 to 3 p.m. Meet at corner of Cedar Dell and Ring Road. PIZZA @ Noon in the forest! For questions please contact: tpaine@umassd.edu or awilson1@umassd.edu

OR, a third option for 10/10/10 would be to search for local events here.

Brayton Point open house to showcase new cooling towers, plant

October 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m, Brayton Point Power Plant, Somerset, MA
The Brayton Point power plant will have an open house on Sunday for the public to check out the plant’s twin 500-foot cooling towers and the rest of the plant, which calls itself the largest of its kind in New England.

Dominion, the owner of the plant, is holding the open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to adults and children over the age of 10. Details here.

Green Futures Monthly Meeting

October 14, 7pm, Old Town Hall, 1455 County St. (Rte. 138), Somerset, MA
Please make every effort to attend. Bring a friend! Details here.


Leaf Bullet Save The Date

Uncovering the Past: Volunteer Day

October 16, 9:00AM, Copicut Woods
In the 19th century, the Miller family lived and farmed here in Copicut Woods. Help us discover more about the Miller family and the lives they led through an archeological dig at their abandoned farm site. Professional archeologist Craig Chartier will train and direct volunteers in the excavation, identification, cleaning, and cataloging of artifacts. Dig deeper and catch a glimpse into the past with this unique volunteer opportunity! Free. Details here.

Allen's Mill Open House and Archaeology Day

October 16, 9:00AM - noon, 109 Slades Corner Rd, Dartmouth
As part of "Massachusetts Archaeology Month," visit Allen's Mill, one of Dartmouth's oldest industrial sites, to learn about its history and archaeology. Join members of the Allen's Mill Committee for a tour of the site, and find out about their ongoing work to restore the mill and create an educational museum for the community. Public Archaeology Laboratory archaeologists will be on hand to talk about their work and to identify local artifacts. The event is free and open to the public. Details here.

Nutrient Dense Crop Production Course

October 16, 9:30AM, Friends' Academy
In 2010, the Real Food Campaign has been running courses at six different sites throughout the Northeast on nutrient dense crop production. From September 2010 to July 2011, Real Food Campaign is running courses in eight different Northeast locations. The courses running throughout next year will be stronger and filled with new information. Sign up for a course near you to learn the principles and practices of working with the biology, mineralogy, and energy of your soil to produce higher yielding and more nutritious crops for healthier lives. There will be five sessions in each course, and each session runs from 9:30am to 4:30pm. NOFA/Mass is partnering with Real Food Campaign to put on the three courses taking place in Massachusetts, including on in Dartmouth, MA. Details here.

Canoeing the Nemasket & Taunton Rivers

October 17, 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m., Meeting place: "Park & Ride", Exit 4 from Route 140
Members: $32 Non-Members: $40. Pre-registration required. Limit: 12
Join Research Director, Mark Mello, for this annual fall foliage tour on one of the most aesthetic rivers in eastern Massachusetts. You will canoe the Taunton River and the portion of the Nemasket River where it flows into the Taunton. Transportation and all equipment will be provided. Bring footwear that won't mind getting wet, as well as a lunch and libation (non-alcoholic). The panoply of fall foliage should be very near it's peak! Details here.

Tools for Agricultural Sustainable Development

October 18, noon to 1:15 p.m., UMass Dartmouth Library Browsing Area
Join the Sustainability Initiative for a discussion with Dr. Tom Hutcheson: Case Study: Tools for Agricultural Sustainable Development. Hutcheson will discuss a recent municipal development surrounding a new agricultural position in a Massachusetts town. The legislative body of the Town of Wendell, Massachusetts--Town Meeting--has voted to create a town food planner, with a goal of sustainable regional self-sufficiency. One useful tool for developing this would be a geographic information system; another, an ecological economics model. Beyond that, what if Wendell integrated its work into its school curriculum? Could it provide a planning tool for its staff? An aid to understanding for its citizens? One tool could do all that, revolutionizing the development of sustainability. Details here.

Green Futures Monthly Meeting

October 21, 7pm, Union United Methodist Church, corner of Highland Ave.& Pearce St., Fall River, MA
Please make every effort to attend. Bring a friend! Details here.

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Presentation

October 21, 6:30 to 8 PM, Seekonk Public Library, 410 Newman Avenue
Mel Hensch, founder of EfficiencyPlus, a company dedicated to energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy, will give a presentation on the latest in geothermal technology for heating and cooling. Geothermal makes use of the relatively constant temperature of the earth a few feet below ground surface to create a natural heat pump that provides a renewable source of energy. Free and open to the public; donations welcome For more information, call (508) 336-3594

Plant Identification Walk

October 23, 10AM to noon, Star of the Sea Reseve
With guest leader Jim Sears. Details here.

Connecting for Change: Bioneers by the Bay

October 22-24, all day, Downtown New Bedford
Greg Mortenson, author of "Three Cups of Tea," Annie Leonard producer of "Story of Stuff," and Van Jones, pioneer in human rights and the clean-energy economy will lead the list of speakers for the Sixth Annual "Connecting for Change: A Bioneers by the Bay Conference."

The conference, to be held in downtown New Bedford, runs from Oct. 22-24 and is sponsored by the Marion Institute. Organizers said the three-day event is a "solutions-based gathering that brings together a diverse audience to create deep and positive change in their communities." Details here.

11th Annual Legislative Breakfast

October 29, 8-11 am, Whites of Wetport
Keynote speaker: Mark Fenton, renowned pedestrian advocate, PBS TV host and author Details here.

Harvest Festival

October 30, 1PM, Westport Town Farm
Bring your family to celebrate the second annual harvest at Westport Town Farm's Community Gardens. Enjoy local food, music and activities for all ages. Details here.

Paper Shredding Day

October 30, 9:00am to 12:00pm (noon), William Street and North 6th Street, New Bedford
Businesses and residents of New Bedford and the surrounding communities are welcome to bring two boxes of paper (up to 30 pounds each) to shred, FREE of charge. There is a charge of $5 per box for more than two boxes. Details here.

SEMAP Annual Meeting

November 4, 5:30-8:00 PM, Gallery X, Downtown New Bedford
SEMAP will be celebrating the relaunch at its Annual Meeting, November 4th, 5:30-8:00 PM, at Gallery X in downtown New Bedford. Special guest and speaker will be Amy Cotler, author of The Locavore Way and The Farm to School Cookbook. She is also the founder of Berkshire Grown. This will be a three-course event, incorporating local food and drink. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased through SEMAP's new website. Details here.


Leaf Bullet Announcements
DOE Technical Assistance Program Webinars
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Technical Assistance Program Webinars for Fall 2010. Visit to see the list of webinar topics and to sign up for the webinars. The TAP Webinar series will address key issues and challenges that energy practitioners may face in implementing their projects and programs, including: * Structuring incentives to effectively drive demand for residential retrofits * Tips and tools for promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in your community * Maximizing energy savings in buildings by using energy management systems * Tracking data and developing savings estimates for energy efficiency Projects Learn more here.
Take Action: Help Support EECBG Funding
We need your help. In order to secure ongoing funding for the EECBG program, we must show how cities and counties are effectively using their EECBG dollars to create jobs, reduce energy consumption and curb carbon pollution. The Energy Block Grants Work! campaign invites you to join us in showcasing how your community and your colleagues throughout the nation are effectively using your EECBG funding. Right now we need information on how your community is using its EECBG funding. We will develop a profile of your clean energy projects for our national report and include your locality among the many EECBG stories we intend to promote.

The EECBG program will not be funded again if cities and counties sit on the sidelines. With your support, we can successfully demonstrate that Energy Block Grants Work! Learn about the grants here. Read the market blog here.
Essay Contest for Kids and Teens
Like A Drop of Water's writing contest offers young people, ages eight through seventeen, world wide the opportunity to share their ideas on how they and their countries can reduce climate change and pollution. We hope parents, grandparents and teachers will feel free to share their ideas with their young author. Teachers and their students may submit a class essay as well as serve as judges. Read the market blog here.
Volunteers Needed to Monitor Water Quality in Buzzards Bay
Now in its 19th year, Baywatchers is Massachusetts' largest volunteer-based coastal water monitoring effort. From May through September, more than 100 dedicated volunteers help to monitor the health of Buzzards Bay by testing water samples in more than 30 harbors and coves from the Westport River to Woods Hole and the Elizabeth Islands.

A strong science background is not necessary. A good Baywatcher is someone who can consistently commit to one hour a week, between 6-9 am, from May-September. Baywatcher volunteers must be able to follow scientific instructions on how to test the water using the provided test kit and be agile enough to work on docks and piers along the water's edge. Learn more here.
Fall/Winter Indoor Farmer's Market in Fairhaven!
We are excited to announce that we will have a Fall/Winter Indoor Farmers Market in Fairhaven this year. The market will be held at The Nemasket Gallery on the corner of Green and Bridge Streets. The first date for market is Sunday, October 24th from 1-4pm. Now we can all continue to buy local and support our farmers and crafters. More details to follow! Read the market blog here.
Farmer's Markets!
With the harvest in full swing, it's time to get out and buy from your local farmers. Support local growers, raisers, craftspeople, and other businesses at your local farmer's markets this summer. See the local list here.
Sharing the Harvest Volunteers Needed
In the Dartmouth YMCA's Sharing the Harvest July newsletter they have put out a call for volunteers to help them bring in the harvests for 2010. It's a great way to get your hands dirty, pitching in to help grow food for the Hunger Commission of SE Massachusetts and community members in need. They have volunteer drop in hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays 9AM-Noon and Thursdays 2:30PM-5PM. For more information just stop by the Dartmouth YMCA or call their volunteer coordinator, Donna at 508-993-3361 x13 or email: sharingtheharvest@ymcasouthcoast.org.

Bioneers Seeking Volunteers

Volunteering at Bioneers by the Bay is a wonderful and economical way to experience the conference as well as a tremendous opportunity to help a great cause. We will give you a one-day pass in exchange for your full-day volunteer shift. 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
Waste decomposition rates
How long do different types of waste such as paper, plastic and other materials take to break down in the environment? That's a tricky question, but here's some decomposition figures to consider. Learn more here.

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