Become active in Sustainable Milton by attending meetings (every other month); by volunteering at events; by working with our recycling, education, energy and other committees; or by sharing your ideas for ways we can fulfill our mission here in Milton. You can contact us with questions, feedback, thoughts, and suggestions at email@example.com
GREENING OUR HOMES
This year Sustainable Milton (SM) is proud to launch a series of presentations entitled Green Home Conversations 2019, focused on our homes in town which account for 56 % of our CO2 emissions from Milton, and over 80 % from our town’s real estate. . .
1. Choose NATIVE plants for their benefits and biodiversity, not just for beauty. They:
2. offer a varied menu for wildlife: pollen, nectar, berries, nuts
3. provide shelter
4. erosion control
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Have you ever looked at the contents of a trash barrel at any of the town’s sports fields during the outdoor sport seasons. Chances are that you would find over half the “trash” in the barrel is actually recyclable water and sport drink bottles. . .
The transportation sector (cars, trucks, motorcycles, airplanes and boats) plus gas/oil powered machines are responsible for tons, upon tons of green house gas emissions on an annual basis, and have been for decades and decades. . .
Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver
Harper Collins, 2007
Food Rules: an Eater's Manual
Michael Pollan, Penguin Books, 2009
Other noteworthy titles- In Defense of Food, and The Omnivore's Dilemma
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CLIMATE CHANGE ADVOCACY
On October 8th 2018, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their Special Report 15, stating that the world needs to limit global warming 2.7*Fahrenheit (or 1.5* Celsius) above pre-industrial levels in the coming 12 years to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change. . .
READING & FILM LIST
Losing Earth: A Recent History by Nathaniel Rich, 2019 - reveals the birth of climate denialism and the genesis of the fossil fuel industry’s coordinated effort to thwart climate policy through misinformation propaganda and political influence. . .
Sustainable Milton is seeking to promote the next generation of environmental leaders.We currently have several opportunities for Milton High School students who desire to become more actively involved in sustainability while earning community service credit. . .