By Charlotte Pototsky, member of the SSC Zero Waste and Youth Committees As the summer gets underway, more and more Sharon residents will continue visiting Lake Massapoag to swim, sail, see friends, and simply have fun. However, with more people going to the lake, there has been a significant increase… Read More »Keep Lake Massapoag Clean!
January 2020 SSC/UCS Conversations at the Meetinghouse, Jan. 3rd, potluck dinner (organized by Ellen Bordman), four speakers: Bri McAlevey, SSC: transitioning to more of a plant-based diet to reduce our carbon footprints Paul Lauenstein, SSC: the Sharon Solar Network and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels Karen Stein, Director of… Read More »SSC Year in Review: Highlights of 2020
By Charlotte Pototsky, member of the SSC Zero Waste and Youth Committees Food waste in the United States is a huge issue! In fact, each day in the US approximately one pound of food per person is thrown away. An amazingly large number! Sadly, that food is actually a usable… Read More »Let’s Start Composting!
On Saturday, May 22, Sustainable Sharon Coalition held the Lynn Wolbarst Sustainability Award Ceremony and SSC Youth Tree Planting at Deborah Sampson Park in Sharon. It was a beautiful, sunny morning as community members gathered to recognize the environmental work award recipient Dr. Ricky Stern has done over the years,… Read More »Lynn Wolbarst Award 2021 – Sustainable Sharon Coalition
A Message from Aneeza Ahmad, Chair of the SSC Youth Committee: Every year, SSC Youth works to organize a town tree planting event. This year’s event will be at Deborah Sampson Park, as it was last year, on Saturday May 22 at 9 AM. With the help of the… Read More »SSC Youth Tree Planting Project
“We can no longer afford to assume that addressing climate change is the sole responsibility of national or local governments, or corporations or individuals. This is an everyone-everywhere mission in which we all must individually and collectively assume responsibility.” ― Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, The Future We Choose: Surviving… Read More »SSC Prompt: School Committee & Select Board Candidates’ Responses, 5/18/21 Election
Growing up on the third floor of a Bronx apartment in New York in no way qualifies you for judgement about the health of the Earth. But somehow, in the midst of now learning to garden and plant flowers and even, God help me, grow a lettuce from a seed,… Read More »Why I have Learned to Love COMPOST!
By Charlotte Pototsky, member of the SSC Zero Waste and Youth Committee, with a few edits from SSC Founder, Dr. Ricky Stern Earth Day is just around the corner. Here are a few of my favorite ideas for actions you may want to try out in honor of Earth Day… Read More »Eight Earth-Friendly Activities to Try This Earth Day
Sustainable Sharon Coalition is co-sponsoring the Lake Massapoag Cleanup taking place Saturday June 12th from 8:30-11:30 am. Join friends and neighbors as we spread out around beautiful Lake Massapoag in Sharon to show it some TLC! To participate, register here with the Neponset River Watershed Association.
By Charlotte Pototsky, member of the SSC Zero Waste and Youth Committee, with a few edits from SSC Founder, Dr. Ricky Stern We have a problem: It is estimated that everyday we lose approximately 200,000 acres of land to forest fires. And now, with more than 50% of the world’s… Read More »An Energy Audit For FREE Can Allow YOU To Plant A Tree