Saturday, October 23, 2010

Town Meeting (Oct 25, 2010) to vote on buying 49 acres of Conservation Land

Town meeting starts on Monday Oct. 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the Marshfield High School gymnasium. On the warrant is an article to purchase a 49-acre tract of land called the Goggin Property. The Community Preservation Committee is recommending the town buy the land and preserve it for open space and recreation. According to the Community Preservation Committee no borrowing will be needed for the purchase. The plan is to use money already available in the town's Community Preservation Act (CPA) Fund.

The land, called the Goggin Property, lies directly on the North River and has a dock for accessing the water. If the vote goes through, the land would connect the 25-acre Little’s Conservation Area to the North River from Union Street.

A walking tour of the property will be held Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. Parking is at the Little’s Conservation area on the westerly side of Union Street between Oak Street and Corn Hill Lane.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

10-10 Recycling and Trash Clean-Up

Meet at the Marshfield Recreation
Center, 900 Ferry Street, between
10 and 2 to pick up your bags and
coordinate to pick up litter in an area of
town. Return your bags preferably between
10 and 2 – one for recycling & one for
trash to the Ferry St. location.

Sponsored by Sustainable Marshfield
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Part of's Global Work Party
On 10/10/10, we will celebrate climate solutions
and send our politicians a clear message:
"We're getting to work—what about you?"

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Eco-Friendly Playground Opens in Marshfield

Marshfield's new eco-friendly playground is set to open this morning with ceremonies starting at 11:00 a.m. If you haven't seen it already it is located at Library Plaza. The new playground is 10,000 sq. ft. and is made out of recycled plastic milk and soda containers. Click here for a link to the Patriot Ledger article.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sustainable Duxbury Sponsors Hands Across the Sand Event

Sustainable Duxbury held an event this Saturday for Hands Across the Sand . About a hundred people joined in and linked hands at noon on Saturday at Duxbury Beach to send a message to "Say no to Offshore Drilling and Yes to Clean Energy" This group started in Florida to protest offshore drilling and their Hands Across the Sand events on Saturday were held nationally and internationally. Click here to find out more. There were a number of Marshfield residents who attended. Thanks to Jim, Janis, Judi and friends from Sustainable Duxbury for organizing a great event. Click here to see photos.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rid Litter Day April 10th: Marshfield Clean-Up

I am lucky to belong to a group of people who pick up trash strewn along the roads while we walk our dogs in the morning. Unfortunately, there's a lot more garbage to pick up. Just this morning as I was driving up Pine Street in search of my lost tri-color beagle, (I found her back at home!)I noticed tons of trash alongside the road. To me, this is vandalizing the town, and the earth. If we can't get people to stop littering, we can all help clean it up!

On Saturday April 10th, Marshfield is having a rid litter day. Pick up special bags at Marshfied Town Hall form 9-1 on Saturday April 10th. There will also be bags available from April 5-9 at Roche Brothers customer service, Shaws customer service,Green Harbor General Store and Success Real Estate. Filled bags can be deposited at the rear parking lot of Furnace Brook Middle School on April 10th and 11th only. Please no household trash.
Let's be proud of our town and clean it up!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Winter Farmer's Market this Thursday March 18th

Come to Plymouth Plantation this Thursday to check out over 30 vendors, farmers, bakers and artisans! Check out the film and yoga! The film is "King Corn".

The Market is open from 3pm until 6:30. IF YOU CAN'T GET THERE IN TIME, YOU CAN PRE-ORDER and pick up by 7 pm.
For more information, go to:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Starting today, city and town officials throughout Massachusetts can use a free Web program to monitor just how much energy each of their public buildings uses and what the costs are. Peregrine Energy Group, a Boston consulting firm, developed the tool for the Department of Energy Resources, and gave municipal officials from across the state a preview at last weekend’s Massachusetts Municipal Association conference.

view the entire Article here

Monday, January 25, 2010

Bill Gates on Energy and Climate Change

In this series of podcasts, Bill talks about why we need to develop new sources of energy that provide power without generating CO2. Among the topics he covers are the challenges with potential solutions such as carbon capture and sequestration, nuclear, wind, and solar; and why he believes the U.S. government should increase its funding for basic research in energy.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

BioChar Carbon Sequestration

This ancient technology practiced for 1000+ years by the Amazonians provides fuel, sequesters carbon, and prevents soil degradation. On a global scale, crop residue biomass represents a considerable problem as well as new challenges and opportunities. Bio-char soil management systems can deliver tradable C emissions reduction, and C sequestered is easily accountable, and verifiable. The described mixture of driving forces and technologies has the potential to use residual waste carbon-rich residues to reshape agriculture, balance carbon and address nutrient depletion.

For example, switching from slash-and-burn to slash-and-char techniques in Brazil can both decrease deforestation of the Amazon and increase the crop yield. Under the current method of slash-and-burn, only 3% of the carbon from the organic material is left in the soil. Switching to slash-and-char can sequester up to 50% of the carbon in a highly stable form.

Everyone should be stoked by this! (sorry for the pun!)

another link showing a step-by-step how to: The $365 BioChar Retort Kiln

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Winter Farmer's Market this Thursday January 21

Please join Father Winter Thursday January 21, 3pm-6:30
for a food filled afternoon at Plimoth Plantation:

The Local Foods Winter Market will gather 3pm till 6:30pm with over 30 farmers, food makers and artisans. Sit down foods will be available to enjoy by the fire.
Sherry Malone, singer-songwriter, will perform her musical magic.
Plimoth Cinema will show the food film FRESH as well as the coming of age film, An Education at 4:30 and 7pm where Mayflower Ale, popcorn and Indian pudding will be available.
The new Plimoth Knitters Club will hold its first meeting at 6:30.
The League of Women Voters will present a Sustainability Forum on Agriculture and the Food Supply at 7pm.
The Plantation shops will be open.
Pre-orderd Local Foods may be picked up till 7pm.
Herbs, greens, root crops, pies, breads, honey, fresh eggs, dinners to go, cheeses, grassfed meats, preserves, smoked fish, etc.


Admission to this special wintertime event is FREE with a donation suggested to see the film FRESH, to be shared with the

Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse.