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October 14 to 21, 2010

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This week:

Tools for Agricultural Sustainable Development

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Presentation


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Connecting for Change: Bioneers by the Bay

SEMAP Annual Meeting



DOE Technical Assistance Program Webinars

Last chance to volunteer at Bioneers

Weekly Green Tip:

Be an Energy Detective, Slash Bills 20%

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Cape Wind Debate
Governor Patrick pushed hard for the project, hoping it would jump-start the state's green economy. And it yet may. But at what price?

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Jackson EPA Chief: US, China Close on Environment
A U.S.-China tiff at the Copenhagen climate talks. Difficulty for U.S. companies selling environmental equipment in China. The U.S. Embassy's back-checking on Beijing pollution levels.

By many indications, the world's two largest polluters are at odds over the environment. Yet, Lisa P. Jackson, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, says she sees "striking similarities" in the how Washington and Beijing view the issues. Read more here.

Sludge Hungarian factory sorry for those killed by sludge
The owners of the metals plant whose reservoir burst, flooding several towns in western Hungary with caustic red sludge, expressed their condolences Sunday to the families of the seven people killed, as well as to those injured — and said they were sorry for not having done so sooner.

MAL Rt., which owns the alumina plant in Ajka, also said it was willing to pay compensation "in proportion to its responsibility" for the damage caused by the deluge. Read more here.

Sludge Toxic sludge spill could happen elsewhere, campaigners warn
Shocking safety lapses exposed by the deadly Hungary toxic sludge spill could be repeated at thousands of industrial sites around the world unless regulations are tightened dramatically, campaigners have warned.

With eight people dead so far and hundreds of villagers evacuated near an aluminium plant at Ajka, 160 kilometers (100 miles) west of Budapest, experts said they believed the spillage of 1,000,000 cubic meters of toxic red sludge from a ruptured dam was a disaster waiting to happen. Read more here.

Peeeeeople Population Change: Another Big Influence on Climate Change
Changes in population, including aging and urbanization, could significantly affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years, according to a new study.

The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), was conducted by researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. It was funded by a European Young Investigator's Award*, the Hewlett Foundation, and the US National Science Foundation. Read more here.

Pollution Turn the Lights Out
The next few months will be a test of China's resolve to improve the environment.

China needs to sharply slowdown economic growth if it wants to reach its energy efficiency targets by the end of the year, according to a report by Standard Chartered Bank.

China's latest five-year plan calls for a 20% reduction in the amount of fuel used per dollar of economic output from 2005 levels by the end of 2010. Read more here.

Syria Earth Is Parched Where Syrian Farms Thrived
The farmlands spreading north and east of this Euphrates River town were once the breadbasket of the region, a vast expanse of golden wheat fields and bucolic sheep herds.

Now, after four consecutive years of drought, this heartland of the Fertile Crescent — including much of neighboring Iraq — appears to be turning barren, climate scientists say. Ancient irrigation systems have collapsed, underground water sources have run dry and hundreds of villages have been abandoned as farmlands turn to cracked desert and grazing animals die off. Read more here.

Malta The Trade-Off Between Water and Energy: Malta's Multi-Utility Smart Grid Solution
The competition between water and energy demands is heightening around the world, from America's Colorado River, to farms in Australia's New South Wales, to China's industrial north. One of the best examples of a contemporary water-energy nexus is in Malta. Acquiring clean water and electricity has been an enduring challenge in the tiny island nation, where most freshwater comes from private wells and desalination plants, and most electricity comes from foreign oil. Malta's chronic freshwater shortage and heavy dependence on oil has led the government to fundamentally rethink its water and energy policies and to implement several more sustainable policies this year. Read more here.

Windy Offshore Wind Power Line Wins Backing
Google and a New York financial firm have each agreed to invest heavily in a proposed $5 billion transmission backbone for future offshore wind farms along the Atlantic Seaboard that could ultimately transform the region's electrical map.

The 350-mile underwater spine, which could remove some critical obstacles to wind power development, has stirred excitement among investors, government officials and environmentalists who have been briefed on it. Read more here.

Turbine Wind Farms Extend Growing Season in Certain Regions
Wind power is likely to play a large role in the future of sustainable, clean energy, but wide-scale adoption has remained elusive. Now, researchers have found wind farms' effects on local temperatures and proposed strategies for mediating those effects, increasing the potential to expand wind farms to a utility-scale energy resource.

Led by University of Illinois professor of atmospheric sciences Somnath Baidya Roy, the research team will publish its findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper will appear in the journal's Online Early Edition this week.

Roy first proposed a model describing the local climate impact of wind farms in a 2004 paper. But that and similar subsequent studies have been based solely on models because of a lack of available data. Read more here.

Turbine Plastic Solar Cells
Physicists at Rutgers University in New Jersey have discovered new properties in a material that could result in efficient and inexpensive plastic solar cells for electricity production. The discovery, posted online and slated for publication in an upcoming issue of the journal Nature Materials, reveals that energy carrying particles generated by packets of light can travel on the order of a thousand times farther in organic (carbon-based) semiconductors than scientists previously observed. This boosts scientists' hopes that solar cells based on this new type of technology may one day overtake silicon solar cells in cost and performance, thereby increasing the practicality of solar generated electricity as an alternate energy source to fossil fuels. Read more here.

E15 ethanol approved in US for 2007+ model years: critics, supporters react
n Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waived a limitation on selling fuel that is more than 10 percent ethanol for model year 2007 and newer cars and light trucks. The waiver applies to fuel that contains up to 15 percent ethanol – known as E15 – and only to model year 2007 and newer cars and light trucks. This represents the first of a number of actions that are needed from federal, state and industry towards commercialization of E15 gasoline blends. Read more here.

Batteries Planar Power: Flat Sodium-Nickel Chloride Battery Could Improve Performance, Cost of Energy Storage
A redesign of sodium-nickel chloride batteries promises to overcome some of the obstacles long associated with rechargeable batteries. Replacing their typical cylindrical shape with a flat disc design allows the battery to deliver 30 percent more power at lower temperatures, according to work published by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the October 8 issue of ECS Transactions, a trade journal. Read more here.

Solar Commentary: White House Goes Solar, After All
Looking back a few weeks, we were bitterly disappointed when the White House failed to act on our request that they put solar panels back on the roof.

But in truth, I'm almost happy that they waited. Today's announcement that the Obamas will be taking their showers and cooking their breakfast courtesy of the sun could not have come at a better moment. We're four days away from the start of the weekend's giant Global Work Party, and this is the perfect example of everything that we've been talking about for almost a year: It demonstrates the power of individual actions to carry political impact. Read more here.

Harvest Program takes fall harvest to the New Bedford
This fall's harvest is bountiful for 30 New Bedford households, thanks to a project that's helping root residents into healthier eating habits.

Friday kicked off the latest round of the undertaking, which puts fresh, locally grown food into the hands of those whose access may be limited — people who live in low-income, urban areas, where McDonald's may be around the corner but Old MacDonald's unfeasibly far. Read more here.

Area firm lands Cape Wind contract
A Middleboro-based company has entered into an agreement with Cape Wind to manufacture the foundations and other metalwork components for the project's planned 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound, Gov. Deval Patrick announced Wednesday.

Mass Tank Sales Corp., a steel tank manufacturing company, will partner with Germany's EEW Group, a leading manufacturer of offshore wind energy structural components, to provide various steel products to Cape Wind from a new facility to be constructed in Massachusetts, according to a press release. Read more here.

Forest Speaking for the trees
A group of scientists and others believes 70 percent of New England can be protected as forestland – while still leaving room for development, farming, even logging. the key to making this happen? Hundreds of thousands of private landowners.

David Foster, director of Harvard University's 3,500-acre research forest in Petersham, pauses in the shade of a maple to explain a vision of New England's future so green it would have shocked Thoreau. The lanky, athletic Foster, who tramps his woods almost daily, draws a graph of the region's forest cover through the last 400 years. Read more here.

US government signs lease with Cape Cod wind farm
The developers of a planned wind farm off the Massachusetts coast have signed a 28-year lease with the federal government.

The lease signed Wednesday will cost Cape Wind Associates LLC $88,278 in annual rent before production, and a 2 percent to 7 percent operating fee once it starts producing electricity. Read more here.

Weatherization Workers on global warming act locally
Phoebe Beierly and Andrea Atkinson carefully worked on a kitchen window. One caulked while the other wiped away the excess. A small job, but they felt it helped connect them to something bigger.

"People working, even to do one small thing, can have a huge impact,'' said Atkinson, 30, who has been actively involved with environmental issues since she was 12 in Brazil. Read more here.

Somerset gets to the root of solution to safety concerns
SOMERSET — Town officials called four giant ash trees on High Street safety liabilities, and every resident who spoke at a hearing Thursday said the trees should be taken down.

"There's certainly a danger in not taking action," said Clement Brown, the town attorney. Police Capt. John Solomito said he's seen in recent years the damage get worse on the road and sidewalks from the trees. No one wants to see trees cut down, he said, but human lives are more important. Read more here.

Landfill Johnston landfill seeks 100-acre expansion
Rhode Islanders would have a new place to toss an estimated 14 million tons of garbage under a proposal open to public comment Wednesday as part of the permit process for the state's Central Landfill.

The facility's overseers say the plan would govern landfill operations over a period of at least 18 years, and efficiently usher the landfill toward a new era — a time when it can no longer swallow up Rhode Island's trash. Read more here.

Voters shelve wetlands bylaw
MATTAPOISETT — Residents voted to postpone consideration of two proposed wetlands protection bylaws at least until next spring during a three-hour special Town Meeting Tuesday night.

The vote was 130-20 to postpone Article 16, promoted by the Conservation Commission and the Coalition for Buzzards Bay. Read more here.

Greene Reduce, reuse, upcycle
Kristina Greene, 41, helps Westford residents convert trash into treasure.
How does Upcycle It! work? We take technically non-recyclable items and send them to TerraCycle, which pays 2 cents for every item we send in. The money goes to Westford schools; the items are made into other things. Read more here.

AHA! Night in New Bedford to celebrate bounty of SouthCoast
NEW BEDFORD — Tonight is AHA! Night when art, history and architecture come alive in Downtown New Bedford! Join us in celebrating the bounty and the buzz of the SouthCoast. Experience the works of local artists through collaborative shows & gallery exhibitions as well as live music, historical lectures & of course plenty of opportunities to enjoy the bountiful array of Downtown eateries & shops. Read more here.

Towers Inside look offered at Brayton towers
SOMERSET — Throughout the day on Sunday, neighbors of the Brayton Point Power Station got an inside view — in a very literal sense — of one of the two massive concrete cooling towers that have slowly risen to an eye-popping height of 500 feet over the last year.

The two towers, open to the sky, are the keystone of a $620-million project designed to all but eliminate the plant's discharge of heated water into Mount Hope Bay. 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.

SEMAP aims to be a guide to local farming
WAREHAM — After about 12 years, Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership has announced a fresh new vision for supporting area farming.

Housed at the University of Massachusetts Cranberry Station, SEMAP serves as a resource to local farmers — providing everything from technical assistance to farm transfer help through its Farms Forever program. Read more here.

Students11 students complete Ocean Explorium workshop
The Ocean Explorium is pleased to announce that a group of 11 students successfully completed a "Summer Work and Learning" workshop. Funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, "Summer Work and Learning" was facilitated by the City of New Bedford's CS2 — Communities and Schools for Success Educational Initiative, New Directions and the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board as part of a city-wide program to assist recent graduates and returning seniors. Read more here.

New Bedford master plan ready for public review
Over the next few decades, residents could have greater access to the waterfront, neighborhoods could shed some of their industrial character, and new businesses could rise up in old mills thanks to a long-term planning effort.

The final draft of the city's master plan will provide a road map to protect neighborhoods, encourage new uses of old mills and pursue other development goals, city officials said. Read more here.

Swan Earth angels
These five innovators are doing good deeds at home and far away.
The Ultimate Recycler Chris Swan finds new uses for dirty byproducts that would otherwise clog landfills. Because of all the emphasis in news headlines on oil as an energy source, it may come as a surprise that about half of the energy that's generated in the United States actually comes from coal. And with all that coal use comes problems for the environment – including the residue, called fly ash, that's left when coal is burned for electricity. "In the United States alone, we produce about 70 million tons of fly ash a year," says Chris Swan, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Tufts University in Medford. Read more here.

Park Lamps Fueled by Dog Poop
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It stinks and it's a hazard to walkers everywhere, but it turns out dog poop has a bright side.

Dog poop is lighting a lantern at a Cambridge dog park as part of a months long project that its creator, artist Matthew Mazzotta, hopes will get people thinking about not wasting waste. Read more here.

Leaf Bullet This Week in Sustainability

Coalition for the Responsible Siting of LNG Facilities

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

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.

Tree Identification Workshop

October 21, 12:30 p.m., UMass Dartmouth Athletics Center Parking Lot
Join Joe Perry, Forester with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation, as he leads a walk to learn about what types of plant life are in our campus forest! 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

Leaf Bullet Save The Date

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.

South Shore Locavores: Egg-cellent Chickens and Eggs!

October 29, 7-8:30 pm, Kingston, MA Library
Where does your food come from? How does it get to you? How healthy is it? How can you support local farmers and food producers through your food purchases?

The Kingston Public Library and edible SouthShore magazine have teamed up to present an ongoing series of programs about the phenomenon of "eating locally." The group, South Shore Locavores, gathers on the fourth Monday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (6:45 for munching and mingling). The programs have become so popular that they have outgrown the meeting room at the Kingston Public Library and are now held at Sampson Hall, popularly known as the Beal House, at 222 Main Street, Kingston. The space is large enough to accommodate a lot of people. Pre-registration is requested but not required. Attendance is free, but donations of $5 to cover expenses and supplement the Library's book budget will be gratefully accepted. 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.

Sustainability Film Series: Once Were Warriors.

November 2, 6:30 p.m., UMass Dartmouth Library Browsing Area
New Zealand filmmaker Lee Tamahori directed this brutal but powerful story drawn from the culture of poverty and alienation enveloping contemporary Maori life. Rena Owen plays the beleaguered mother of two boys--one of whom is already in prison while the other contemplates membership in a gang--and a daughter whose potential is being smothered at home. Temuera Morrison gives an outstanding and sometimes shocking performance as the violent head of the household, more adept at keeping up his social stature within his community of friends than holding down a job. The film pulls no punches, literally and figuratively, but despite the rough going, Tamahori gives us a rare and important insight into a disenfranchised people digging down deep to find their pride. 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.

Stone Wall Workshop

November 6, 9:00 AM, Cornell Farm
Take an active part in our efforts to protect and restore the historic stone walls at the newly protected Cornell Farm. Local expert Chris Tracey teaches the art and science of dry stack stone wall building and restoration. 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.
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
The Dartmouth YMCA has 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.

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