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December 9 - 16, 2010

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This week:

Aha! Presentation at Coaltion for Buzzards Bay

Free DOE Webinar


Save The Date:

Brix Bounty Open Greenhouse

NOFA/Mass Winter Conference



SEMAP Membership Drive

Know Your Vegetables Winter Study

Weekly Green Tip:

Reverse Your Ceiling Fan Direction for Winter, and Save Energy

Clip of the Week

Betting on Cheese to Save the Farm
Barbara Hanley, a former real-estate consultant, and Leo Brooks, an airline pilot, have teamed up with a local dairy to create an artisanal cheese called Hannahbells. Their main aim is to help struggling farmers in their area find a way to become sustainable.

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"Ice asks no questions, presents no arguments, reads no newspapers, listens to no debates. It is not burdened by ideology and carries no political baggage as it changes from solid to liquid.

It just melts."
- Henry Pollack, Univeristy of Michigan geophysicist

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Plants 'Greener' Climate Prediction Shows Plants Slow Warming
A new NASA computer modeling effort has found that additional growth of plants and trees in a world with doubled atmospheric carbon dioxide levels would create a new negative feedback -- a cooling effect -- in the Earth's climate system that could work to reduce future global warming.

The cooling effect would be -0.3 degrees Celsius (C) (-0.5 Fahrenheit (F)) globally and -0.6 degrees C (-1.1 F) over land, compared to simulations where the feedback was not included, said Lahouari Bounoua, of Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. Bounoua is lead author on a paper detailing the results published Dec. 7 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Read more here.

Google Earth Engine debuts
In what promises to be one of the most impressive innovations to come out of the Cancun climate talks, the philanthropic arm of Google is launching a new technology platform Thursday that will allow worldwide monitoring and measurement of changes in the earth's environment.

Google Earth Engine draws on 25 years of satellite images collected by LANDSAT, the longest continuing orbiting satellite on earth, to provide what the project's engineering manager Rebecca Moore calls "a living, breathing model of the earth with all of the data and analysis that's available." Read more here.

Island If an island state vanishes, is it still a nation?
Encroaching seas in the far Pacific are raising the salt level in the wells of the Marshall Islands. Waves threaten to cut one sliver of an island in two. "It's getting worse," says Kaminaga Kaminaga, the tiny nation's climate change coordinator.

The rising ocean raises questions, too: What happens if the 61,000 Marshallese must abandon their low-lying atolls? Would they still be a nation? With a U.N. seat? With control of their old fisheries and their undersea minerals? Where would they live, and how would they make a living? Who, precisely, would they and their children become? Read more here.

U.S. and China Narrow Differences at Climate Talks in Cancún
The United States and China have significantly narrowed their differences on the verification of reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, officials said, providing hope that a United Nations conference here on climate change can achieve some modest success. Read more here.

Amazon PHOTOS: "Alarming" Amazon Drought—River Hits New Low
Tidal power has been hailed by some as the wave of the future. But in the United Kingdom, the shifting tides of public policy threaten to leave it high and dry.

Hard-hit by a months-long drought, a waterway within the Amazon Basin trickles to a halt in Manaus, Brazil (see map), on November 19.

The Negro River, a major tributary of the Amazon River, dropped to a depth of about 46 feet (14 meters)—the lowest point since record-keeping began in 1902. Read more here.

2010 likely to make list of 3 hottest years ever
CANCUN, Mexico — A scorching summer that killed thousands in Russia and exceptionally mild winters in the Arctic were among extreme weather events that have put 2010 on track to be one of the three hottest years on record, UN specialists said yesterday.

The data from the World Meteorological Organization show that the past decade was the warmest ever, part of a trend that scientists attribute to man-made pollution trapping heat in the atmosphere. Read more here.

Fish World running out of new places to fish: study
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The world's fishing industry is fast running out of new ocean fishing grounds to exploit as it depletes existing areas through unsustainable harvesting practices, according to a study published Thursday.

Expansion into unexploited fishing grounds allowed global catches to increase for decades, and disguised the fact that older areas were being depleted, according researchers at the University of British Columbia and National Geographic. Read more here.

Fish Ocean acidification threatens fisheries, says UNEP
The oceans are acidifying at probably the fastest rate for 65 million years — with unknown implications for the three billion people who depend on fish for protein, a report released at the 2010 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 16), in Mexico has said.

Rising CO2 emissions, a quarter of which eventually dissolve in the oceans to produce carbonic acid, have caused a 30 per cent drop in ocean pH values, reflecting an increase in ocean acidity, according to the report, produced by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Read more here.

The Dirty Secret of Declining Global Coal Supplies
The most recent edition of the respected science journal Nature contemplates the end of cheap coal with an analysis of the decline of global coal supplies by Post Carbon Institute Fellows David Fridley and Richard Heinberg. Heinberg is widely regarded as one of the world's leading peak oil educators and an effective communicator of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. He is the author of Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis - a book that was distinctly ahead of its time when it was released in early 2009. Read more here.

Bamboo Bamboo can capture carbon fast, says report
Bamboo, a wild grass that grows in Africa, Asia and Latin America, could help tackle climate change and provide income for local communities, a conference has heard.

It can sequester carbon faster than similar fast-growing tree species such as Chinese fir and eucalyptus when properly managed, said Coosje Hoogendoorn, director-general of International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), based in Beijing, China. Read more here.

Lighting Switching to Efficient Lighting Could Save U.S. $9B Annually
Phasing out energy-guzzling incandescent lighting for efficient alternatives could save the U.S. $9 billion a year and avoid roughly 45 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually. That's the equivalent of removing 11 million vehicles from the road, or bypassing the need to build 26 medium-sized coal-fired plants.

Energy-efficient lighting also carries the potential to save $5.5 billion a year in China, where energy use from lighting accounts for roughly 12 percent of electricity consumption. Read more here.

Sputnik Secretary Chu Warns of "New Sputnik Moment"
On Monday, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu warned that in the global clean energy race, "America still has the opportunity to lead" — but "time is running out." While our nation seems to be standing still, countries like China, South Korea and Germany have been speeding ahead to develop and deploy new technologies — and reap the economic benefits.

Chu's speech also marked the release of a new report by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). This report joins a growing call for increased federal investment in RDD&D to around $16 billion per year. Read more here.

Cars The next wave of green cars
General Motors, Hyundai and even Porsche all have eco-vehicles coming
The first mass-market electric vehicles are about to go on sale in selected cities, kicking off the beginning of a wave of new green vehicles hitting showrooms over the coming year.

The Chevrolet Volt, from General Motors, and the Leaf, from Nissan, both launching in December, are just the beginning of the electrification trend. At least eight hybrids and 12 plug-in electric cars in every price range are planned for 2011, with another batch of electric vehicles (EVs) expected in 2012. Read more here.

CO2 to fuel? Novel Metal Catalysts May Be Able to Turn Greenhouse Gases Into Liquid Fuels
It sounds a bit like spinning straw into gold, but novel metal catalysts may be able to turn greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide into liquid fuels without producing more carbon waste in the process.

If fossil fuels burn completely, the end products are carbon dioxide and water. Today the carbon dioxide is a waste product, one that goes into the air -- adding to global warming; or the oceans -- acidifying them; or underground -- with as yet unknown consequences. Read more here.

Target Outlines Commitment to Environmental Sustainability
Target today announced its comprehensive company-wide sustainability commitments, designed to guide the company's ongoing efforts toward environmental sustainability. Target also set several key milestones which the company aims to achieve over the next five years.

"Target has long invested in the health and sustainability of our communities by integrating rigorous programs throughout our business that reduce our environmental impact," said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Target. Read more here.

Whale Bumpy humpback flippers inspire new tidal turbine design
Humpback whales are impressively agile swimmers—thanks in no small part to the rows of bumps, called tubercles, on the leading edges of their flippers. Tubercles generate swirling water formations, called vortices, which help the massive mammals maintain lift and delay stall, an aerodynamic phenomenon in which the flow of fluid over the top of the flipper becomes separated from the flow underneath, causing increased drag.

Previous research has shown that adding tubercle-like bumps to wind turbine blades could make the blades better able to harvest energy, especially at low speeds. Engineers have already applied the principle to industrial fans and continue to develop whale-inspired wind turbine technology. Read more here.

Biodiegester Renewable Energy, Conservation Funds Available
RICHMOND — There is a glut of money available to farmers who want to develop renewable energy on their farms and/or wish to conduct better conservation practices on their land.

About 30 farmers, producers and land owners recently gathered at the Richmond Grange to discuss these funds during the first of two Rhode Island Farm Assistance Seminars. Read more here.

Vermont Nuke Texas Proposal Spurs Race to Dispose of Nuclear Waste
Aged nuclear plants in Vermont and Illinois may be playing the equivalent of musical chairs in a graveyard, vying for space at a dump in Texas whose owner hopes to accept radioactive waste from many other states.

Under an alliance struck 16 years ago between Vermont and Texas, tiny Vermont can fill up to 20 percent of the space at any low-level nuclear waste dump built in Texas' wide-open spaces. Texas got the right to exclude other states' waste. But as a company prepares to begin construction this month on the state's first one, the arrangement may be jeopardized by swiftly changing circumstances. Read more here.

Rail All aboard, at the airport
Long-awaited commuter rail service to T.F. Green Airport in Warwick began Monday morning with a 5:51 departure from Providence — 10 minutes behind schedule.

Besides two officials from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and two officials from Gilbane, which built the train station at Green, only one passenger made the trip from Providence to the airport. Read more here.

Rail Column: Boston commuter rail is full steam ahead in Rhode Island
Eeven as New Bedford and Fall River commuters are hoping their train to Boston will somehow make it to SouthCoast by 2016, suburban Providence commuters are ecstatic about no longer having to drive to Providence, where they already had commuter service. Read more here.

Proposed wind farm between RI and Mass. doubles in size
A proposed wind farm almost 14 miles off Martha's Vineyard has doubled in size to 200 turbines, making it the largest proposed offshore wind farm in the U.S., according to its developers.

Deepwater Wind announced its plans this morning to build 50 turbines in federal waters between Rhode Island and Massachusetts and another 150 turbines about 25 miles from both states. The turbines would be barely visible from land, the developers say. Read more here.

Fishermen fear turbines' impact
PROVIDENCE — Governor Carcieri and other supporters of an expanded wind-energy proposal in Rhode Island Sound say it could spur the creation of an alternative-energy economy in the state, but fishermen worry that development of the project will come at the expense of their industry.

Leaders of commercial fishing groups in Rhode Island reacted with dismay on Wednesday to Deepwater Wind's announcement that it had doubled to 200 the number of wind turbines that it proposes installing in federal waters between the Ocean State and Massachusetts. Read more here.

Anamometer The greening of Gillette
Energy, recycling initiatives put the Patriots' home among the most environmentally friendly stadiums in the US
From the time visitors park at Gillette Stadium until they leave, the signs of environmental awareness are everywhere.

Recycling bags are handed out at the parking lot.

In and around the stadium, solar-powered compactors collect plastic bottles and cans. Read more here.

Connecticut residents not blown away by Massachusetts wind power
HARTFORD, Conn. — Residents of Prospect concerned about a proposal to build wind power turbines in their small Connecticut town have gotten a close-up look at a wind project in neighboring Massachusetts to see what they might be up against.

Mayor Robert Chatfield hired a bus and took nearly three dozen residents to Cape Cod on a recent weekend to look at a wind turbine on Falmouth property and to talk to neighbors. Read more here.

Fowl Warwick Residents Cry 'Fowl'
On the heels of the Providence City Council's decision to allow city residents to keep up to six egg-laying hens on their property, a group has sprung up in Warwick that would like to see that city revisit its regulations concerning the keeping of fowl within city limits.

Last week, at his home just over the Providence line, local chef Darius Salko hosted about 30 people at an informational meeting. Read more here.

Old Colony students on hand to see bike path bridge take next step toward completion
The Mattapoisett bike path took a major leap forward Friday when a crane lifted the first sections of a new bridge spanning the Mattapoisett River into place.

New England Harbor Services provided a tug and barge to transport the heavy bridge railings from Fairhaven. With favorable conditions, they were put in place without difficulty by workers from Lindberg Marine and Fairhaven Marine Fabricators. Read more here.

Energy? DOE awards $21 million for energy reduction in commercial buildings
(Editor's note: Westport's Shy Brothers' Farm among recipients)
I'm not sure how I missed this — it must have been all the news about cleantech being America's new "Sputnik" space race, but with China — but last Tuesday the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it was awarding $21 million in technical assistance for reducing energy used by commercial buildings. Read more here.

US funds to boost energy savings
Area businesses vie for share of project
More than two dozen Merrimack Valley businesses will benefit from federal stimulus funds to improve their energy emissions in what could be a statewide model for mobilizing the private sector to increase participation in efficiency initiatives. Read more here.

Leaf Bullet This Week in Sustainability

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

WRWA Holiday Open House

December 9, 4-7 pm, 1151 Main Road, Westport, MA
Come share some cheer with the WRWA staff at our holiday open house. Details here.

DOE Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades

December 9, 3-4:00 PM, Webinar
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is conducting a series of Webinars to explain the origin, goals and schedule for the development of the Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades. The guidelines are designed to strengthen the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and foster the growth of a high-quality home energy retrofit industry and a skilled and credentialed workforce. They can be adopted by the WAP network and retrofit programs nationwide seeking to increase the consistency and effectiveness of the work performed—and utilized by—training providers to improve course curriculum and training materials. Details here.

Aha! Presentation at Coaltion for Buzzards Bay

December 9, 5-9:00 PM, Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 4321 North Main St., Fall River, MA
The Coalition for Buzzards Bay is now a partner of Aha!, New Bedford's free downtown cultural night and collaborative organization with over 60 downtown venue partners. Aha! night takes place on the second Thursday of the month from 5-9pm. At the Buzzards Bay Center, guests can visit the Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center every month or enjoy our unique program offering each month.

On December 9th, to celebrate this month's Starry Night theme, The Coalition will host a multimedia presentation by Captain and Maritime Historian Carl Herzog who will be discussing the night sky and how mariners have been using it for centuries to navigate the world's oceans. Carl is a Master Mariner and former editor of Reed's Nautical Almanac who has taught Celestial Navigation for Sea Education Association in Woods Hole. A formal presentation takes place at 7pm with questions before and after. Details here.

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.

Arts + Eats #3

December 14, 6-9pm, Craftland, 235 Westminster St in Providence
Join us for local food, drink, and art. Catered by Local 121 Chef Dave Johnson at the Craftland shop and gallery space in downtown Providence. $20 ticket includes light fare, beer and wine. 100% of ticket proceeds and 5% of sales at Craftland this evening go to the Farm Fresh RI Market Mobile warehouse build out to get more fresh foods into local schools and hospitals Details here.

DOE Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades

December 15, 2-3:00 PM, Webinar
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is conducting a series of Webinars to explain the origin, goals and schedule for the development of the Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades. The guidelines are designed to strengthen the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and foster the growth of a high-quality home energy retrofit industry and a skilled and credentialed workforce. They can be adopted by the WAP network and retrofit programs nationwide seeking to increase the consistency and effectiveness of the work performed—and utilized by—training providers to improve course curriculum and training materials. Details here.

Providence Green Drinks.

December 16, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m., Location varies
Providence Green Drinks meets the third Thursday of every month at a different location in our capital city. Info: Contact Bill Mott at bmott@theoceanproject.org.

Leaf Bullet Save The Date

Know Your Vegetables Session- Open Greenhouse at Brix Bounty Farm

December 18, 10 a.m., Brix Bounty Farm
We'll spend a bit of time inside our propagation greenhouse which we currently use as a winter "kitchen garden" to grow greens. We'll take time to discuss good crops for the winter, climate management, and the role of soil fertility in wintertime production. Details here.

Lloyd Center in Dartmouth to host walk on Gooseberry Neck beach

January 1, 10AM - 12Noon, Gooseberry Neck Parking Lot in Westport
Join Research Director Mark Mello for the Lloyd Center tradition of celebrating the start of the new year with a relaxing walk on Gooseberry Neck beach. With a focus on coastal ecology and bird identification, Mello will identify winter waterfowl and 'washed up' marine life. Details here.

Cedar Swamp Exploration

January 8, 10AM - 12Noon, Copicut Woods
Join Bioreserve Education Coordinator, Linton Harrington to explore the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp being restored at Copicut Woods. Once common in southeastern Massachusetts, cedar swamps are becoming increasingly rare. Since 2003 The Trustees have been growing seedlings in a restoration nursery and in 2010 volunteers and youth corps students began transplanting cedars into the swamp. The swamp at Copicut Woods has nearly 200 mature trees some of which are well over 100 years old. Come discover the beauty of the cedar swamp in winter and learn how you help with the restoration project. Boots are highly recommended. Details here.

NOFA/Mass 24th Annual Winter Conference

January 15, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Worcester Tech High Schol
Northeast Organic Farming Association/Massachusetts' conference brings together farmers and agricultural luminaries for this highly-anticipated conference. Featuring Keynote Speaker: Michael Phillips of Lost Nation Orchard, Groveton, NH. Including All-Day Seminars by Michael and Nancy Phillips on Organic Apple Orcharding and Herbs for Family Health. 60 Workshops Dozens of Exhibitors and Vendors, Children's Program, Potluck Lunch. Details here.

Wilderness First Aid Course

January 22-23, 9am-5pm, Old Southworth Library
The Westport River Watershed Alliance and Bristol County Agricultural High School are hosting a Wilderness First Aid Course. This course is a must for anyone traveling in the wilderness, from the outdoor enthusiast to the trip leader. This wilderness emergency medical course will be coordinated in partnership with SOLO Wilderness Medicine, leaders in the field of rescue and emergency medicine both in the US and abroad. Participants completing the course will receive a certification in Wilderness First Aid. Call WRWA to register or register online. Cost $150. Details here.

Animal Tracking

January 29, 9 - 11AM, Bullock Rd., East Freetown
Join Bill Sampson, senior keeper at the Buttonwood Park Zoo, to learn the art of tracking animals in winter. Although the forests of the 13,600-acre Bioreserve might at first appear uninhabited in winter, they are actually full of life all year round. While a few animals do head south or hibernate away the winter months, most remain in New England and are active all year. Most of the Bioreserve's mammals are out and about foraging for food and leaving their tracks in the snow. Rabbit, deer, fox, coyote, turkey, and fisher are just some of the animals whose tracks may be found. Details here.

Leaf Bullet Announcements
Brix Bounty Farm Hosts 3rd Annual Winter Studies Series 2010/2011
Mondays at 7 PM (with an option to join us at 6PM for a simple Soup, Salad, and Bread Potluck Supper) 2 Six-week Sessions Session I: Mondays Dec 13th – Jan 24th. Focus on Community, Economics, & Agriculture Projects.

Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money:  Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered by Woody Tasch.  Published in 2009 to coincide with the launch of the Slow Money Alliance.

Toward an Associative Economy in the Sustainable Food and Farming Movement by Robert Karp. Originally Published in the Biodynamics Journal.

With excerpts from Riane Eisler’s The Real Wealth of Nations  Creating a Caring Economics

Perhaps no topic currently receives more focus within print than Economics… amidst the broad and diverse offerings we have selected a few books/essays which shine brightest among those considering alternative scenarios.

Join us we examine 3 pieces which explore future possibilities for a more complete and viable economic system focusing on sustainable wealth and community connections. Learn more here.

SEMAP Announces First-Ever Membership Drive!
At Thursday's Annual Meeting, SEMAP's executive director, Bridget Alexander Ferreira, announced SEMAP's first-ever membership drive. "We want to keep the momentum from the relaunch going," said Alexander Ferreira. "Our goal is 500 new and renewing members by January 1, 2011," she continued. With SEMAP's newly established 501(c)(3) designation as a charitable non-profit, donations are now tax deductible and with the new website, memberships can be taken on-line. Invest in your community – invest in you - support SEMAP. See "Get Involved" above to become a member, volunteer or sponsor. Projects Learn more here, or join here.
EPA Webcasts and Podcasts: Local Climate and Energy Webcasts
The Local Climate and Energy Webcast Series assists local governments as they explore topics related to local government climate change and clean energy efforts. These monthly webcasts highlight EPA resources available to local governments and present examples of successful climate and energy programs and policies implemented locally. Presentations, recordings, and other supplemental materials are available sorted by topic or sorted by date. Learn more here.
Journal of Environmental Investing Scholarship Program supports original research on environmental investing
The Journal of Environmental Investing Scholarship Program (JEI SP; www.jeisp.org) will award US$3,500 to a graduate student who writes the most original and rigorous manuscript on a topic related to environmental investing. Students seeking an advanced degree in a discipline related to environmental investing (for example, environmental science, environmental policy, sustainability, finance, economics, environmental law, and public affairs and policy) are invited to present ideas and research. Learn more here.
Coalition Seeks Communications and Outreach Associate and Executive Assistant
The Coalition for Buzzards Bay is growing and we are looking for talented, energetic, and passionate staff members and volunteers to help further our mission. Check out the opportunities below: 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.
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. Learn about the contest 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.

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
Reverse Your Ceiling Fan Direction for Winter, and Save Energy
We can all appreciate the humble ceiling fan on a hot day, particularly when it's coupled with a cold glass of lemonade. But the same fan that cuts summer electric bills by as much as 40% can also help out in the winter. Learn more here.

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