A Message from Aneeza Ahmad, Chair of the SSC Youth Committee: Every year, SSC Youth works to organize a town tree planting event, usually at Deborah Sampson Park. With the help of the town, we typically are able to plant 5 trees in the area. The presence of trees… 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.
Non-essential water use in Sharon – mostly lawn irrigation – increases dramatically in the summer when our local environment tends to be most stressed by hot, dry weather. You can do your part to address this problem by cultivating a rain-only lawn. The key is to build up the… Read More »Save Water by Cultivating a Rain-Only Lawn
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
By Charlotte Pototsky, member of the SSC Zero Waste and Youth Committee, with a few edits from SSC Founder Dr. Ricky Stern Engaging High School Students in Ideas About Sustainability (Part 2) As you may remember – a few months ago I set out to discover what my classmates were… Read More »Sustainability at Sharon High School (Part 2)
By Charlotte Pototsky, member of the SSC Zero Waste and Youth Committee, with a few edits from SSC Founder, Dr. Ricky Stern I started 2021 by watching a documentary on Netflix called Less Is Now. It explained the importance of minimalism in every aspect of life. Being more minimalistic means… Read More »The Minimalism Challenge: The Solution to Over-Consumption
In her book Braiding Sweetgrass, Native American author Robin Wall Kimmerer expands the concept of sustainability to a broader vision of reciprocity between people and the rest of the living world. Sustainability implies that it’s OK to squeeze as much as we can out of the natural world as long… Read More »On Sustainability, Reciprocity and Trees