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October 21 to 28, 2010

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This week:

Connecting for Change: Bioneers by the Bay

Fall Forest Day


Save The Date:

Harvest Festival

Grand Opening of the Green Center



Indoor Farmer's Market In Fairhaven starts this weekend

Last chance to volunteer at Bioneers

Weekly Green Tip:

Give Fair-Trade Chocolate on Halloween

Clip of the Week

Think you throw out a lot of trash? You're right.

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Leaf Bullet News
Windy Offshore wind market seen doubling in 2010: consultant
The global offshore wind turbine market is expected to almost double this year after record growth last year and is seen expanding briskly to 2015, Denmark's MAKE Consulting said on Wednesday.

Last year the offshore turbine market grew by 80 percent from 2008, with 620 megawatts of capacity installed and the total installed base rising above 2 gigawatts, the wind energy specialist said in a preview of a new report. Read more here.

Fish The Anti-Salmon: A Fish We Can Finally Farm Without Guilt
Our prehistoric ancestors in Southeast Asia had good reason to domesticate the area's wild sheep instead of tigers. Sheep were docile creatures that preferred to live together in flocks and could convert grass and weeds that humans couldn't digest into valuable protein. Tigers were solitary and wide-ranging and needed to be fed many times their weight in perfectly edible animal protein. Early man realized the sheer folly of feeding several sheep to a tiger in order for it to produce a sheep's weight of meat.

In the 1970s, when modern aquaculturists began casting about for fish to tame, they ignored this 10,000-year-old wisdom. Read more here.

Turbine Blade U.S. to Investigate China's Clean Energy Aid
The economic tension between the United States and China escalated on Friday, as the Obama administration pledged to investigate Beijing's subsidies to its growing clean energy industries while delaying a politically volatile report on the Chinese currency.

The approach — part carrot, part stick — reflected the delicate balance the administration is trying to strike in a campaign year by taking a newly assertive posture over China's trade and commercial policies, while pursuing delicate negotiations as an alternative to confrontation. Read more here.

India's $2.3-trillion plan focuses on green energy
India will spend $2.3 trillion(Rs 1,02,00,499 crore) to boost its energy sector by 2030 by improving energy efficiency and using clean technology to help Asia's third largest economy balance growth and environmental aims.

While India will need to keep burning cheaper fossil fuel to expand the reach of electricity to half of its one-billion-plus population without power, relying on conventional energy alone would be unsustainable as reserves deplete and costs rise. Read more here.

No GM Japan biodiversity meet adopts rules on GM crop damages
An international meeting on biodiversity held in Japan Friday agreed on rules which hold businesses liable if genetically modified organisms they have imported pollute ecosystems, a report said.

The meeting on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety reached agreement ahead of the major Convention on Biological Diversity which opens in the Japanese city of Nagoya on Monday. Read more here.

Forest WWF's Living Planet Report Shows Humans Consuming 1.5 Earths
"The unprecedented drive for wealth and well-being of the past 40 years is putting unsustainable pressures on our planet," writes WWF Director General James Leape in the newly released 2010 edition of WWF's Living Planet Report, a biennial survey on the state of the planet's health.

One of the longest-running measures of the trends in the state of global biodiversity, the Living Planet Index shows an overall trend since the first Living Planet Report was published in 1998: a global decline of almost 30 percent between 1970 and 2007. Read more here.

Matrix? Swiss celebrate digging world's longest tunnel
SEDRUN, Switzerland – Workers hugged, cheered and set off fireworks as the huge drill broke through the last stretch of rock deep in the Swiss Alps. There was delight at the end of the tunnel — the world's longest — when it was completed Friday.

The $10 billion, 35.4-mile (57-kilometer) tube will connect Europe's high-speed rail network and is part of a larger effort to cut in half the number of trucks — now at 1.2 million — that thunder through the Alps each year. Read more here.

Mountantop Removal EPA: Blowing Big Coal's Top on Mountaintop Coal Mining
If it were ever possible or even realistic to put the words Appalachia and victory in the same sentence, this might be one of those rare times: the Environmental Protection Agency's Region 3 Administrator Shawn Garvin has recommended the withdrawal of the mining permit for the nation's largest proposed mountaintop removal coal mine site, the Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, West Virginia. Read more here.

Oil White House Lifts Ban On Offshore Drilling
The Obama administration announced Tuesday that companies able to meet new safety standards will be allowed to drill in the Gulf of Mexico, ending a six-month moratorium that had been scheduled to end next month.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the new rules imposed after the BP spill — the worst environmental disaster in the country's history — have strengthened safety measures and reduced the risk of another catastrophic blowout. Read more here.

Walmart Walmart Goes Public With Sustainable Produce
I've been hearing rumors for months: that Walmart was about to make official the program I first wrote about in the March Atlantic, when no one else had heard of it. And I, the first to be a Walmart skeptic, was plenty skeptical. The program aimed to increase the amount of locally grown produce Walmart sells, "local" meaning with a day's transport of one of its huge distribution centers. And it would improve the transportation infrastructure to make its distribution centers more easily available to the small- and medium-sized farmers who are usually shut out of big chain stores, not just because they don't grow enough of any one crop but because they don't have a way of getting it from their farm to a warehouse. Read more here.

Large Gaps Found in Public Understanding of Climate Change
Sixty-three percent of Americans believe that global warming is happening, but many do not understand why, according to a national study conducted by researchers at Yale University.

The report titled "Americans' Knowledge of Climate Change" found that only 57 percent know what the greenhouse effect is, only 45 percent of Americans understand that carbon dioxide traps heat from the Earth's surface, and just 50 percent understand that global warming is caused mostly by human activities. Read more here.

Solar Silicon Valley's Solar Innovators Retool to Catch Up to China
FREMONT, Calif. — A few years ago, Silicon Valley start-ups like Solyndra, Nanosolar and MiaSolι dreamed of transforming the economics of solar power by reinventing the technology used to make solar panels and deeply cutting the cost of production.

Founded by veterans of the Valley's chip and hard-drive industries, these companies attracted billions of dollars in venture capital investment on the hope that their advanced "thin film" technology would make them the Intels and Apples of the global solar industry. Read more here.

Solar Wish We Were Here ...
Solar-powered cars could be destined for a bright future. But probably not in exactly the way you might think
Solar power has long been the awkward cousin of the other green technologies touted as alternatives to the internal combustion engine. On the one hand, it has huge potential – the energy in just one hour of sunlight hitting the earth could power the world economy for an entire year; but on the other, no one has quite worked out how to harness this energy to power cars. Slowly, however, the gap between possibility and reality is being closed in innovative ways. Read more here.

Candlelight dinner In Kansas, Climate Skeptics Embrace Cleaner Energy
Residents of this deeply conservative city do not put much stock in scientific predictions of climate change.

"Don't mention global warming," warned Nancy Jackson, chairwoman of the Climate and Energy Project, a small nonprofit group that aims to get people to rein in the fossil fuel emissions that contribute to climate change. "And don't mention Al Gore. People out here just hate him."

Saving energy, though, is another matter. Read more here.

Big news Patrick leads celebration of New Bedford's Cape Wind coup
NEW BEDFORD — To whistles and raucous applause, Gov. Deval Patrick on Wednesday formally announced the plan to construct in New Bedford the country's first port facility designed specifically to support the assembly and installation of offshore wind projects.

Cape Wind, a project that is another first for the U.S., will use the facility during its construction and manufacturing phases, directly creating as many as 1,000 jobs in Southeastern Massachusetts and positioning New Bedford to attract many more as the offshore wind industry continues to grow, officials said. Read more here. Earlier story here.

Turbine pilings to be made in Mass.
Plant planned for Cape Wind work
Enormous steel pilings to anchor Cape Wind's 130 proposed wind turbines to the seafloor will be manufactured in Massachusetts, creating more than 100 jobs, Governor Deval Patrick said yesterday. Read more here.

In Person / Desa Van Laarhoven
Marion Institute Executive Director Desa Van Laarhoven discovered her interest in ecological living as a child growing up on the family's small farm in Lakeville. Later, she began to understand the relationship between the actions she takes and their effects on animals, other humans and the natural habitat. That interest helped steer her to study environmental science and biology at Stonehill College. Read more here.

Mass. gets ready to power electric cars
Plans are underway for charging stations
Build them, automakers hope, and owners will come to plug in their cars.

With the impending arrival of the first electric cars from mainstream companies in more than a decade, Massachusetts utilities, businesses, and municipalities are preparing to open a wave of public charging stations over the next year. Read more here.

Somerset to review bids for town buildings' solar panel plan
SOMERSET — Five companies have submitted bids for installing solar panels on town-owned buildings, which will be reviewed by Town Administrator Dennis Luttrell and two others to be appointed by selectmen.

Three bidders submitted plans for a range of buildings, while two bidders said they weren't able to review sites to determine feasibility. Read more here.

Nine East Bay towns moving forward with wind-farm plan
A renewable energy plan that state officials and environmentalists believe could be a model for the rest of Rhode Island is quietly moving forward in the East Bay.

Nine communities in the region have banded together to form the East Bay Energy Consortium, a group that proposes building a land-based wind farm that would provide enough clean, renewable power for as many as 7,500 homes. Read more here.

Tiverton Town Council backs wind turbine project
Lengthy approval process expected before officials can give go-ahead
TIVERTON — The Town Council unanimously approved a motion of support Monday night for a project calling for multiple land-based wind turbines in Tiverton.

The support does not contractually obligate the town to move forward with the project. This was the first step in what promises to be a lengthy approval process. Read more here.

Buses Fall River, state officials unveil 10 new energy-efficient buses
FALL RIVER — Your greenest ride just got greener.

Ten new buses will hit the road next week for the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority. Officials say the new buses will offer more comfort for the riders and cleaner air for everyone else.

"The exhaust from these buses will be 90 percent cleaner," said John Englert of the MassDOT. "This is really a substantial step forward." Read more here.

Northeast Utilities to buy Nstar in $4.17B deal
Northeast Utilities will buy Nstar for $4.17 billion, forming one of the nation's biggest utility companies with 3.5 million electric and gas customers in three New England states.

The acquisition should help Northeast pay for large transmission projects designed to bring low-carbon power from Northern New England and Canada to higher population areas in southern New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The combined company plans to spend $9 billion on these projects from 2011 through 2015. Read more here.

Farmers' Markets
Good news for locavores in Fairhaven. While the season has ended for the weekly outdoor market at Fairhaven High School, a new indoor farmers market will continue into the winter. The indoor market will begin next week at Nemasket Gallery, 56 Bridge St., Fairhaven, and run one Sunday per month: Oct. 24, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19. Read more here.

Scientists caught between fishing industry, environmentalists
The scientists tasked with gathering data that will be used to regulate New England fisheries can't help but feel beleaguered. Caught between fishing industry interests suing the government to ease catch limits and environmentalists suing to tighten them, the scientists have been thrust into the political arena. Read more here.

Federal, state officials review New England rail
SPRINGFIELD - Representative Richard Neal of Massachusetts is telling federal and state officials they have a rare opportunity to build a 21st century railroad in New England.

Neal, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Mullan, federal transportation officials and others from Connecticut and New York are meeting in Springfield Friday to review plans for updating rail service. Read more here.

Solar America's Oldest Farm Leads the Herd Toward Zero Carbon Emissions
The 1,000 acres that comprise Appleton Farms in Hamilton and Ipswich, Massachusetts--half of which are farm land and half are Trustees of Reservations' forest--are not only the site of the oldest continually run farming operation in the United States, but also forerunner in the sustainable agriculture movement.

Today the farm produces about 12,000 pounds of grain-fed beef and 50,000 gallons of growth hormone-free milk. Read more here.

SouthCoast environmental activists emphasize the power of one
NEW BEDFORD — The ability of the individual to make ecological improvements to the world was stressed Sunday on a day designed to call attention to the global warming crisis.

Volunteers in New Bedford and Dartmouth formed 10/10/10 work parties and joined 6,000 groups in more than 180 countries as part of 350.org's international climate campaign. Read more here.

Leaf Bullet This Week in Sustainability

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.

Real Food into University Cafeterias: a Billion Dollar Challenge

October 21, 3:30-4:45 PM, Webinar (free registration here)
The Real Food Challenge unites students for just and sustainable food. Harnessing the power of university purchasing budgets, RFC leaders across the country are working with universities and food service companies to shift $1 billion of existing purchases to "real food" by 2020 and are setting new standards for transparency and accountability. By convening, connecting, training and supporting young leaders, the RFC is growing a youth movement for food justice. In just a few short years, students on over 350 campuses have connected to the RFC network, while 17 universities have "taken the challenge" and committed over $30 million toward their "real food" spending goal. 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

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.

Connecting for Change Film Series

October 22-24, all day, Downtown New Bedford
This year we have expanded our film fest, so in addition to Carbon Nation on Friday night at the Zeiterion you will be able to screen many other films throughout the weekend at the Medium Studio Garage. All short films are from the Global Oneness Project, please check them out, http://www.globalonenessproject.org/ We are very happy to be screening the following films throughout the weekend:
2012: Time for Change (feature length), Waking Up (Short), Barrio De Paz (Short), Carbon Nation Screening & Discussion, Vanishing of the Bees, The Land Owns Us (Short), The People's Grocery (Short), Ubuntu (Short), A Drop in the Bucket, What Would It Look Like? Details here.

Plant Identification Walk

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

UMass Dartmouth Fall Forest Day

October 27, 12 & 1:00 p.m., UMass Dartmouth Athletic Center Parking Lot
12:00 walk - Join Rupert Grantham, Forester with Walden Forest Conservation, as he leads us on a tour of the campus forest looking at forest cover types, land-use history and other unique features. We will be discussing the universities goals for the forest; including maintaining the ecological integrity of the forest, developing both university curriculum and community outreach programs, and showcasing sustainable forest management - while, also touching upon forest management and its role in land conservation and regional sustainability.

1:00 walk - Meditation Walk with Llyn Roberts and John Perki Location: Athletic Center Parking Lot 1:00 p.m. Details here.

Leaf Bullet Save The Date

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.

Y-Waste Environmental Fair & E-Waste Fund Raiser

November 6, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Barrington, RI
Drive-Up & Drop-Off unwanted e-waste; computers, printers, fax, cell phones, etc. & documents for shredding for a small donation. Then, come inside and enjoy the environmental fair with informational booths & local, environmentally friendly businesses & artisans. Raffles, Bake Sale & Delicious local food! All proceeds support The Bayside Y's NEW Environmental Programing! Informational & vendor booths still available--Please email Connie Ganley for information. We need to showcase as many local producers as possible for the community to have a real LOCAVORE experience!

Hosted by Bayside Family YMCA at the Bayside Family YMCA: 30 West Street, Barrington, RI. Contact Connie Ganley at (401) 245-2444 or by e-mail for more information. Details here.

OLD BEDFORD-OLD FALL RIVER RIDE People on Bicycles Connecting Southcoast Communities

November 7 (rain date 11/14), 1:00 pm, Fall River or New Bedford
Enjoy a scenic, historic ride through Westport and Dartmouth bringing Fall River and New Bedford together to raise awareness of the need for safe multi-use paths for biking, walking, rollerblading, strollers and wheelchairs.

(Total distance for each group, round trip: Approximately 10-12 miles)
Team A - Leaves from Fall River - Meet at South Watuppa Bike Path behind Meditech for departure at 1:00 pm. Ride down route 6 to Old Bedford Road, which merges with Old Fall River Road at the Westport/Dartmouth Town Line. Continue to the intersection with North Hixville Road (6 miles approx.) A meeting place in Hixville will be designated where we will meet the New Bedford contingent. Light refreshments will be served. Return ride to Fall River follows.
Team B - Leaves from New Bedford - Meet at the SRTA Park & Ride on Mt. Pleasant Street for departure at 1:00 pm. Ride down New Plainville Road which merges with Old Fall River Road. Continue to the intersection with North Hixville Road (5 miles). A meeting place will be designated in Hixville where we will meet the Fall River contingent- Light refreshments will be served. Return ride to New Bedford follows.
Co-Sponsored by Mass in Motion Fall River and New Bedford. Call 508.324.2405 or 508.380.7775 for more information.

GRAND OPENING of The Green Center

November 8, 3:00 PM, 1082 Davol Street, Fall River, MA (former location of Quaker Fabrics)
Kindly RSVP by Friday October 29th, 2010 Julia.Gold@bristolcc.edu 508-678-2811 x2565

East Over South Opening

November 11, 1:00 PM, East Over South, Marion
Join us as we celebrate the opening of new trails at the East Over Reservation. This land, owned by the towns of Rochester and Marion and managed in partnership with The Trustees, contains more than three miles of walking trails through the diverse East Over landscape. Details here.

SEEAL Annual Meeting

November 18, Time and location TBA
SEEAL Annual Meeting with Bill McKibben. City of New Bedford. Location to be Determined. www.seeal.org.

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 winding down, 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.

Leaf Bullet Weekly Green Tip
Give Fair-Trade Chocolate on Halloween
My daughter and I read a picture book recently about Halloween. We both laughed at the appalled look on the children's faces when they received a box of raisins and a toothbrush from one of their conscientious neighbors. Sorry, but to kids, that definitely qualifies as a trick. Learn more here.

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