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SEMAP Annual Meeting

People on Bicycles Connecting SouthCoast Communities

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Introduction to Nutrient-Dense Farming

SEEAL Annual Meeting, Featuring Bill McKibben

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Sustainability Essay Contest

Coaltion for Buzzards Bay Seeks Executive Assistant

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Winterize Your Doors

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Global
Serengeti? Serengeti Road Plan Offers Prospects and Fears
Every spring, out here on this endless sheet of yellow grass, two million wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and other grazers march north in search of greener pastures, with lions and hyenas stalking them and vultures circling above.

It is called the Great Migration, and it is widely considered one of the most spectacular assemblies of animal life on the planet.

But how much longer it will stay that way is another matter. Read more here.

Japan offers $2b for developing nations' ecological efforts
TOKYO — Japan offered $2 billion in aid yesterday to help developing nations reach species-preserving goals that are being debated at a UN conference, a move that could jolt the stalled talks forward.

With the conference of the UN Convention on Biodiversity scheduled to close tomorrow, delegates from 193 countries have made little progress toward reaching a consensus on the meeting's most contentious objectives. Read more here.

Eggs Eggshells Could Help Combat Climate Change, Research Suggests
The food industry generates a lot of waste products, but one of these, eggshells, could help combat climate change, according to research published in the International Journal of Global Warming this month.

Basab Chaudhuri of the University of Calcutta and colleagues have demonstrated that the membrane that lines an eggshell can absorb almost seven times its own weight of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The carbon dioxide thus trapped could be stored in this form until energy-effective methods of using the gas could be found that would not compound the environmental problems associated with carbon emissions. Read more here.

Chemicals Technique promises indefinitely storable solar energy
MIT scientists are developing an alternative to photovoltaic and solar-thermal systems for capturing the sun's energy.

Discovered decades ago, but largely undeveloped, the thermo-chemical approach captures solar energy in the configuration of certain molecules which can then release it on demand to produce usable heat. Read more here.

Better monitoring urged for ailing oceans by 2015
Ocean scientists urged governments on Sunday to invest billions of dollars by 2015 in a new system to monitor the seas and give alerts of everything from tsunamis to acidification linked to climate change.

They said better oversight would have huge economic benefits, helping to understand the impact of over-fishing or shifts in monsoons that can bring extreme weather such as the 2010 floods in Pakistan. Read more here.

BioBug UK Debuts First Wastewater-Powered Car
When children of the 1960s see a Volkswagen (VW) Beetle, they think "Flower Power." When children of the 2010s see the iconic car, they may someday think "sewer power."

At least that's the hope of a group in England that converted a second-hand VW to operate on methane gas from a virtually inexhaustible source: human waste. Read more here.

Scarcity of New Energy Minerals May Trigger Trade Wars, Expert Suggests
It's not hard to argue in favor of alternatives to fossil fuels these days, but one popular argument -- domestic energy security -- may be standing on very shaky legs. A lot of rare metals are needed to make photovoltaic panels, rare earth magnets for wind generators, fuel cells and high-capacity batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles. But most industrialized nations, including the United States, are almost entirely dependent on foreign sources for those metals. The only way this is going to change is if there is more domestic exploration and mining, a leading expert says. Read more here.

National
Organic? Discovery could unleash full potential of organic semiconductors
Researchers at the University of Michigan has helped developed a groundbreaking new equation that could help enable the wider adoption of organic semiconductors.

The new equation will be similar to the Shockley ideal diode equation, which describes the relationship between electric current and voltage in inorganic semiconductor such as silicon. Read more here.

DuPont Companies fight to keep global warming data secret
WASHINGTON — Some of the country's largest emitters of heat-trapping gases, including businesses that publicly support efforts to curb global warming, don't want the public knowing exactly how much they pollute.

Oil producers and refiners, along with manufacturers of steel, aluminum and even home appliances, are fighting a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency that would make the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that companies release — and the underlying data businesses use to calculate the amounts — available online. Read more here.

Gulf Fish BP's Legacy: 6 Months After the Spill, Fishermen Still Struggle
Six months after the oil spill began, Southern Louisiana looks fine. The sun is out, the oppressive summer humidity is starting to roll away, and fishermen in the Bayou are hunting redfish, trout, and black drum. The last signs of the geyser of crude that gushed into the Gulf of Mexico for three months are the occasional sheen in open water, a few dead patches of grass on the edges of Bay Jimmy, and caravans of "Vessels of Opportunity" scouring the Gulf for signs of oil and a generous check from BP.

People are having a hard time believing it. Read more here.

Problems Contractor Accused Of Flawed Job on Rig
Halliburton Co. found repeated problems with the cement it was planning to install in BP PLC's doomed oil well but used it anyway—perhaps without alerting BP—according to federal investigators studying the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

The cement was supposed to seal the well and prevent explosive natural gas from flowing in. Why the seal failed has been a central question in the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which killed 11 workers and set off the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Read more here.

Op-Ed: New Energy Outfoxes Old in California
There are several ways to look at Tuesday's overwhelming endorsement by California's voters of the state's global warming law: as a vote for clean energy over dirty, as a rebuke to carpetbaggers, as proof that good things can happen when a political leader — in this case, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger — leads.

State voters rejected a proposition by a vote of roughly 60 percent to 40 percent — backed mainly by two out-of-state oil companies, Valero and Tesoro. Read more here.

Baby food too Scientists Find Bisphenol A In U.S. Food
Toxic Substances: BPA appears in meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, prepared food, and infant formula
The first data on bisphenol A (BPA) levels in U.S. food to appear in a peer-reviewed journal have been published in Environmental Science & Technology (DOI: 10.1021/es102785d). The low parts per billion levels detected are in line with previous reports on food from other countries and by U.S. environmental groups, says Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a coauthor. Whether the levels represent a concern, particularly for infants and small children, is under debate. Read more here.

U.S. Wind Industry Hits 3Q Low
3Q10 represents the slowest quarter in three years for the wind industry, according to new figures released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

The U.S. industry added just 395 megawatts (MW) of wind-powered electric generating capacity in the third quarter of 2010, making it the lowest quarter since 2007. Read more here.

Clean Water? New dioxin rules might force more cleanups
MIDLAND, Mich. -- The government has spent many millions of dollars in recent decades cleaning up sites contaminated with dioxin and, in extreme cases, relocating residents of entire neighborhoods tainted by the toxin.

But tough new pollution standards proposed by the Obama administration could require additional dioxin cleanups at scores of abandoned factories, military bases, landfills and other locations declared safe years ago, officials say. Read more here.

New System for Monitoring Electricity Use Heralds Greener Homes and Cheaper Bills
During the winter months the days grow colder and the nights longer causing households to use more electricity, often resulting in higher bills. Most households have no way of monitoring how much electricity is being consumed; however, researchers in Pittsburgh believe a new monitoring system may soon be available for residential use.

The research is published in a special issue of Yale's Journal of Industrial Ecology on environmental applications of information and communication technology sponsored by CSC's Leading Edge Forum. Read more here.

Local
Rail? New Bedford project hailed as bridge to rail
NEW BEDFORD — Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray joined other federal, state and local officials on Sawyer Street Thursday to celebrate the start to the reconstruction of three city rail bridges, the first construction project that will advance directly a commuter rail connection to SouthCoast.

Behind the panorama of elected officials, hard hat-wearing construction workers clambered on the bridge, the clang of steel and the deep growl of heavy machinery signaling a project well under way. Read more here.

Election Dems' victory keeps South Coast Rail on track
A win on Tuesday for Gov. Deval Patrick and the area's two congressmen was also a victory for the proposed commuter rail line to Fall River and New Bedford, which Patrick made a priority in his first term in office.

The rail connection to Boston is still at least six years away and still requires funding and permitting, but a victory Tuesday by Republican candidate Charlie Baker or independent Tim Cahill — who both opposed the project — could have set it off even further. Read more here.

UMD plans to create a renewable energy test bed offshore
DARTMOUTH — The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth said Wednesday it plans to create a 300-square-mile zone south of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket that will allow companies to test systems to create energy from wind, tides or waves.

The initiative, which still requires federal approval, is expected to be the first of its kind, the university said. Chancellor Jean MacCormack called it "a major step" toward creating an ocean laboratory that will make the area a leader in ocean-based renewable energy. Read more here.

Solar Boston discounts fees for projects with solar
As a program of direct federal subsidies for solar power projects winds down, the city of Boston is picking up some of the slack locally with a new ordinance that cuts building permit fees for developers who include solar systems in their projects.

"Boston has consistently been ranked among the nation's top green cities,'' Mayor Thomas M. Menino said in a statement, "and this ordinance provides another opportunity for building owners and developers to include renewable energy on their buildings.'' Read more here.

Blount Fine Foods Announces Large-Scale Solar Energy System at Its Headquarters Plant
ALL RIVER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blount Fine Foods, a leading manufacturer of hand-crafted artisan soups and seafood products, today announced that the plant expansion currently underway at its Fall River, Mass. headquarters will now include the installation of an Alteris Renewables 100kW solar electric system, one of the largest in Southeastern Massachusetts. Alteris will provide the design, engineering and installation for the system, which will be installed on the roof of the plant expansion currently under construction at Blount. Read more here.

Solar New solar facility is pumping energy
PITTSFIELD -- Local and state officials on Tuesday opened the Western Massachusetts Electric Co.'s large-scale solar energy facility on Silver Lake Boulevard, the first facility of its kind and the largest in New England.

Located partly in the William Stanley Business Park of the Berkshires, the eight-acre Silver Lake Solar Facility includes approximately 6,500 low-profile ground-mounted solar panels that will produce 1.8 megawatts of energy -- enough to power 300 county homes. Read more here.

Green Berkshires head: Wind energy shouldn't be top priority
PITTSFIELD -- The head of the Green Berkshires environmental advocacy group says wind turbines shouldn't be at the forefront of the renewable energy portfolio in the county.

"We should think of wind turbines as the last thing, not the first thing," Eleanor Tillinghast told an audience of more than 50 students and residents at a forum at Berkshire Community College on Tuesday. Read more here.

Which way did it go? Willpower, wheels needed for Mass in Motion bike ride
FALL RIVER — Time to dust off the old ten-speed and head out for a weekend jaunt.

Bicycling enthusiasts throughout the SouthCoast will participate in the Old Bedford-Old Fall River ride on Sunday.

The goal of the event is to raise awareness of the need for safe, multi-use paths for biking, walking, rollerblading, strollers and wheelchairs. Mass in Motion chapters in New Bedford and Fall River are co-sponsoring the event Read more here.

Progress reported on 'green' funding, school repairs
WESTPORT — Superintendent of Schools Carlos Colley says progress has been made in the pursuit of funding for "green" building renovations while giving a rough timetable for repairs to one building that suffered ceiling damage earlier this year. Read more here.

Healthy lifestyles the focus of annual legislative breakfast
Diabetes and smoking rates don't always paint SouthCoast as the portrait of wellness.

But instead of fretting figures, attendees at an annual breakfast in Westport on Friday hailed those who are working to make this picture brighter. Read more here.

Former East Providence landfill eyed for solar energy project
Vacant for more than 30 years, the former Forbes Street landfill may be the future home to solar panels.

The City Council unanimously agreed to negotiate a memorandum of understanding with CME Energy, a project-development company from Boston. Read more here.

Boat? Bowles: $91M plan not for Cape Wind
State turbine ship won't sail
The Patrick administration started crafting a plan last May to buy a $91 million, publicly funded ship whose main job would be to plant wind turbines in the ocean floor - yet the state's energy czar has insisted the vessel isn't intended for the controversial Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound.

"This has nothing to do with Cape Wind," Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles told the Herald in August, about two weeks before a quasi-state agency he chairs abruptly postponed its ship purchase plans in September. Read more here.

Westwood plans solar farm
Westwood officials are reviewing bids on a proposal to lease the roofs of municipal buildings for a solar farm, a way for the town to save on energy costs without expending any money.

Steps are underway to take advantage of financial incentives provided through the American Recovery and Investment Act, which expires Dec. 31. A committee is being formed to review the bids. Read more here.

Somerset's plans to add solar panels to town buildings appears dead
The plan to add solar panels to town-owned buildings appears to be dead, based on bids from five companies that each had some shortcoming.

Two bidders didn't submit plans for any specific building, a few were not certified by the state Department of Capital and Asset Management, and electricity rates for the town wouldn't offer any cost savings, town officials said at last week's Board of Selectmen meeting. Read more here.

Leaf Bullet This Week in Sustainability

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.

Healthy Choices for People and Planet - Low Impact Development

November 4, 6:30 to 8 PM, Seekonk Public Library, 410 Newman Avenue (Route 152)
Anne Kitchell, Senior Environmental Planner for the Horsley Witten Group, will speak about Low Impact Development, an approach to land use that preserves critical natural and archeological resources, minimizes land clearance, reduces impervious surfaces to lower stormwater run-off, and promotes landscaping that requires minimal irrigation. It helps protect watersheds like the Ten Mile River and Narragansett Bay from oil and other pollutants and can lessen the effects of drought and heavy rain events through recharge of the water table and use of natural vegetation.

Campus Beautification Day

November 5, noon-3:00 p.m., UMass Dartmouth
The Sustainability Initiative will be planting bulbs and having our annual campus clean-up all afternoon on Friday, November 5th. Come join us as you can. Meet at the campus center patio. 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. Or see story about the ride here.

GRAND OPENING of The Green Center

November 8, 3:00 PM, 1082 Davol Street, Fall River, MA (former location of Quaker Fabrics)
You are cordially invited to the GRAND OPENING of The Green Center. Kindly RSVP by Friday October 29th, 2010 Julia.Gold@bristolcc.edu 508-678-2811 x2565

Coalition for the Responsible Siting of LNG Facilities

November 11, 7:00 PM, Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 4321 North Main St., Fall River, MA
Please make every effort to attend. Bring a friend! Email: nolng1@yahoo.com


Leaf Bullet Save The Date

East Over South Opening

November 13, 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, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Ocean Explorium
SEEAL Annual Meeting with Bill McKibben. After McKibben's keynote presentation at 6, SEEAL and the Community Foundation will host a reception featuring local, nutritious food and beverages, partner exhibits, music and a visual demonstration of glacial ice melt projected via Science on the Sphere, the main feature of the Ocean Explorium. www.seeal.org.

South Shore Locavores: Cranberries and Bogs

November 22, 7:00PM - 8:30PM, Kingston, MA
Discover what is actually involved in maintaining those beautiful bogs you drive by every day, and learn how can you make the most of the harvest and support your local cranberry growers.

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.” Details here.

Post-Thanksgiving Day Walk

November 27, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Destruction Brook Woods
Free and open to the public. Walk off your Thanksgiving-day feast on one of our most popular loctions.

Winter is for the Birds!

November 27, 1:00PM- 2:30PM, Buttonwood Park Zoo
Members: $10/family Non-members: $20/family
Would you like to make your yard more wildlife-friendly? Does it really matter what birdseed mix you use? Join us for this family workshop to learn about the food, water and habitat needs of our feathered friends. We'll wrap up the workshop by making a wood and Plexiglas bird feeder to take home. The program fee includes 1 bird feeder kit per family. Additional kits will be available for purchase the day of the workshop at $6 each. Participants must pre-register and pay in advance by calling the North Woods Gift Store at (508) 991-4556 x 14 or by visiting www.bpzoo.org.

Intro to Nutrient Dense Crop Production

November 30, 7:00PM - 9:00PM, Friends' Academy
Members: $10/family Non-members: $20/family
Introduction to Nutrient Dense Crop Production and the Real Food Campaign. Presented by Dan Kittredge, life-long organic farmer, Director of Real Food Campaign, and instructor of a 5-part course in Dartmouth 2011: www.realfoodcampaign.org. Dan is giving a series of free public lectures about principles of biological management and nutrient density all over the Northeast this Fall in October and November of 2010. Visit the FREE event in Dartmouth, MA!! Details here.

Sustainability Film Series: The Gulf Coast Blues: Oil in Our Veins

December 1, 6:30PM, UMass Dartmouth Library Browsing Area
This project is about one man's narrative intersecting with an entire region's collective story. Marc's film shows the frustration of trying to help and being turned away. His film shows the initial reaction of oil seeping onto the beaches of Grand Isle. But it's through his lens, as he paddles his sea kayak around booms and barrier islands, how we witness what compels a human to ditch his security to find out how all his years working for the environment translates into getting down with the natives. He comes back with a story of raw decay and rampant admonition. He is spot-on when it comes to people, wildlife and a system of dirty energy extraction and exploitation crashing head-first into each other. Details here.

World Sustainable Development Teach-in Day: Food, Wine & Sustainability

December 3, 1:00PM, UMass Dartmouth Library Browsing Area
Join Indic Studies and the Sustainability Initiative for World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day to discuss Sustainable Development towards local solutions to a global change including Food, Wine and Sustainability on the South Coast. Details here.

Coalition for the Responsible Siting of LNG Facilities

December 9, 7:00 PM, Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 4321 North Main St., Fall River, MA
Please make every effort to attend. Bring a friend! Email: nolng1@yahoo.com

DNRT Holiday Party

December 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Old Southworth Library
The Board of Directors of Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust invites you to its annual Holiday Celebration. Help us celebrate another successful year of land conservation! Mulled Cider and Hors D'oeuvres will be served. Details here.


Leaf Bullet Announcements
Coalition Seeks Executive Assistant
The Coalition for Buzzards Bay seeks a highly-organized and personally engaging professional to serve as Executive Assistant to the President of this rapidly growing regional conservation organization. The full-time position reports directly to and works closely with the President and joins a talented staff and dedicated Board of Directors. The Executive Assistant provides support to the President in the areas of nonprofit governance, major gift fundraising, and administration. Projects Learn more here.
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.

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
Winterize Your Doors: Bring Back the Draft Snake
During previous decades, draft snakes were regular accessories in many homes. View our gallery of fun DIY door draft stoppers and get more winterization tips. Learn more here.

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