“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
Public Meetings, Hearings, and Elections
Statements from the Candidates for the State Senate Election, 2020: Jarred Rose and Walter Timilty Prompt by SSC Board: Sustainable Sharon Coalition (SSC) sees great potential for more synergy among sustainability strategies by municipalities and the state senate position. Some of many examples that illustrate sustainability initiatives in our town… Read More »Statements from the Candidates for the State Senate Election, 2020: Jarred Rose and Walter Timilty
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute, U. Mass. Lowell, has published a very informative pamphlet concerning the issues related to PFAS in artificial turf, and the complexities of PFAS chemistry, and measuring PFAS chemicals. You can download it here.
SSC recommends organically maintained, natural turf for the SHS football field; with the proper expertise, grass fields allow quality play without threatening the health of our athletes. The Sharon School Committee has requested an artificial turf football field be installed inside the existing SHS track. Sustainable Sharon Coalition and Plastic… Read More »SSC Opposes Plastic Turf Field
Our state Representative Louis Kafka and his Legislative Director Mark Hogan met with 7 of his constituents on Jan. 14, to include 5 Sharon folks, to discuss pending state environmental legislation. Representative Kafka has a record of supporting environmental legislation and this, his final year, seems to be no exception. … Read More »SSC Well Represented at 1/14 State House Lobby Day, Co-Sponsored by Mass Power Forward (MPF)
Delivered 1/21/2020 Good evening, my name is Bri McAlevey, and I’m the mother of a Sharon HS varsity athlete. I walked across the HS field for the first time last year and I was appalled. It was a jaw dropping wake-up call that we need to do something to improve… Read More »Plastic Grass Presentation to the Sharon Standing Building Committee
SAVE SHARON’S LAST LARGE OPEN SPACE Vote YES on Article 5 to Conserve Rattlesnake Hill Monday, November 4 at 7 p.m. Sharon High School Auditorium The Town of Sharon, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the current landowner are seeking to conserve Rattlesnake Hill, a 330-acre parcel located off Mountain Street… Read More »Rattlesnake Hill Article 5 Vote Nov. 24
You all have warrants, I won’t quote them. And you have seen (hopefully) the SSC article on the Rattlesnake Hill vote, several articles below. This land purchase opportunity, at NO ADDITIONAL COST TO RESIDENTS, is a surprising, amazing, last chance opportunity. Seize this chance – this land, once developed, will… Read More »Vote YES at Town Meeting – Monday, Nov. 4…..Rattlesnake Hill Article #5 AND Solar Articles #1 – 3
Conserve Rattlesnake Hill – Vote YES at Sharon Town Meeting Monday, November 4 at 7 p.m. In the Sharon High School Auditorium Rattlesnake Hill (RSH) is located off Mountain Road, across from Borderland State Park. The town and state have an agreement to conserve over 300 acres of irreplaceable forests,… Read More »Vote YES to Conserve Rattlesnake Hill!
Jump to Hanna Switlekowski Susan J. Price – Many thanks to the Sustainable Sharon Coalition for all of its hard work to benefit the Town of Sharon including supporting the Complete Streets and Green Community programs, the move to weekly recycling and Black Earth composting, and participating in Imagine Sharon. I have… Read More »Candidates for Select Board Member – Hanna Switlekowski and Susan J. Price