OCTOBER 2, 7:15 PM

Phoenix Lodge, Broadway and Washington Streets, Hanover MA 02339

Presented by: Walnut Hill Garden Club of Hanover, MA                                            

Public Invited - Free Lecture

 Gardening for the 21st Century - A lecture and slideshow by Marie Stella, Landscape Historian and Landscape Designer 


The Walnut Hill Garden club of Hanover invites interested members of the public to a free lecture and slide show on Tuesday evening, October 2nd at 7:15 PM, at the Phoenix Masonic Lodge, Broadway and Washington Streets, Hanover. Marie Stella, landscape historian and landscape designer, holds Graduate Certificates in Landscape Design and Landscape Design History from Radcliffe College, Harvard University.

In 2009, Ms. Stella’s home, Beaver Lodge in Shelburns Falls, MA, which she designed and built for sustainability, was the first single family home certified to have earned a Platinum level “green” level, the highest rating possible from the U.S. Green Building Council (USBGBC) LEED® for Homes. The Center for Ecological Technology, a leading non-profit organization offering green building services across western Massachusetts, certified the home. It was the sixth home in Massachusetts that had earned the difficult LEED Platinum rating.

In her Hanover lecture, Stella will discuss how a sustainable landscape can address present resident needs without adversely impacting the ability of future residents to meet new and changing needs. Addressing environmental awareness, Stella will highlight innovative ways to use plant material to clean air, soil and water and to restore our ecological systems. Topics include dry gardening, plant buffer zones, the lawn, and invasive species. New directions in water management concentrate on the permeable ground plane, mulches and natural swimming pools without chemicals. Heirloom and unusual varieties of herbs, vegetables, fruits and flowers bind us to our past; Stella will discuss why it is important to preserve the full range of genetic possibilities of such plants for the future. To reserve a place or for more information, call (671)826-6329 or email:   HYPERLINK "



Marshfield Fairgrounds
Saturday October 6, 2012
10:00am - 4:30pm

Welcome to the first annual South Shore Celebration! 
The Celebration! is the South Shore’s premier event celebrating
 the fall harvest, local foods, and sustainable living. 
Festival Highlights:
Farmers Market & Local Food
Sustainable Products & Resources
Workshops & Presentations
Family Entertainment and much more……
3 per Person /  $6 per family
For more info: 

SSSh Celebration - Home



Healthy Eating Movie & Discussion
In conjunction with Whole Foods, the South Shore YMCA and the South Shore Natural Science Center, we are proud to announce a movie series. Beginning on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7PM.
Learn more about this movies at

Get ready for the October 13, 2012 
 Are you interested in having your home or business on this tour? Find out more at: 


Green Poster Contest
 years $100 winner!

Who will be this years?
This year adding a video contest

And the winner is ....Alexandra Theodorou.
Thank you for your great poster!
for more information on this go to:
 Energy Savings Kits (with power cost monitor)
now available at the John Curtis Free Library



Hanover is awarded GREEN COMMUNITY due to the hard work of the 
Hanover Energy Advisory Committee!
Glenn Meader, Linda Kakulski, Chris Lowd, Todd Wakefield, Nathan Murphy and Meredith Conrad.


Improving school lunches - 'Hanover Healthy Kids Initiative'- (HHKI)
click on-  School Foods
Over-fed but under-nourished. Children today are consuming 'low nutrient dense' foods that are high in calories. Too many of the wrong foods and not enough of the right ones.
Are you eating the right foods? - see here - - United States Department of Agriculture - Home  and see what nutrients you may be missing out on in your normal diet!

Improving recycling in our town - Zero Waste - Hanover pays over  one million dollars a year to dispose of your trash - 
there are more productive things we could be doing with that money.
 Please recycle instead! The_Dangers_of_Plastic_Bags

Check out what we should be recycling at -  Hanover

HANOVER TOXIC WASTE DAY -  at the Transfer Station. What should you bring?

What is Sustainability? 
Everything you eat. Everything you drink. Everything you use. Everything you do - effects our planet.

The following quote reflects our view of sustainability  …. We would like to ...
“. . . help people understand that our health, and that of our children,
depends on the health of the environment, and that we must do everything we can to protect it.” – Center for Health and the Global Environment – Harvard.

 Sustainable Hanover is grounded on the principles of sustainablility. Our goal is to create a community that not only enhances the quality of life for people today, but also ensures that the needs of future generations can be met. It involves understanding and planning for the long term viability of a community's natural resources as well as it's social and economic systems. (See our 'About Us' page for more insight on our purpose.) 

The Issues, Programs & Committees
At our booth on Hanover Day 2008 we took a survey and  found Hanover residents were concerned about or interested in the following issues:
  • Energy  100% -  Home energy costs, alternative energy
  • Recycling 100%  - junk mail, PAYT –see issues page
  • Schools  90% - Green schools, new HHS
  • Food  85% - Community Garden, Farmers Market, Healthy Cooking Classes, composting, rain barrels
  • Air & Water  75% -  water quality, no idling law
  • Personal Health & Healthy Homes  70% -  Healthy Personal care products, cleaning , safe plastics, pesticides
We are in the process of  planning programs to address these concerns and interests.
See the individual pages for a complete description.
“Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.” President Obama