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Past Events

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Local Authors Confront Climate

At an in-person event at the Old Town House on January 26, 2023, local authors Julia Glass and Patricia Hanlon discussed fiction, memoir and how storytelling can inspire climate action, reading from their books Vigil Harbor and Swimming to the Top of the Tide, respectively. Library Director Kimberly Grad moderated.

1/27/23, 12:00 AM

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Compost, Recycle, Trash? How to Reduce Holiday Waste

Join us online to learn how to “green” your holiday season and what you can compost. Presented by Andrew Petty, Marblehead Director of Public Health and Conor Miller, CEO and Founder of Black Earth Compost.

11/15/22, 9:00 PM

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Save Energy, Save Money, Protect the Planet

With energy prices rising, Sustainable Marblehead and the Unitarian Church cosponsor a panel discussion on ways you can save energy. Lisa Wolf, member of the Marblehead Light Commission, and Mark Adams, Chair of Sustainable Marblehead's Green Homes and Buildings Working Group, fill you in on steps you can take to conserve energy and prepare your home for the winter.

11/13/22, 8:00 PM

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Green Home Heating

Learn how, as a homeowner, you can reduce your carbon footprint by installing minisplits, or air source heat pumps, and what incentives are available to help with financing. Presented by: Stephen Shinopoulos of HomeWorks Energy and Mike Cappucio of NETR, with a case study by Sustainable Marblehead member Mark Adams.

5/11/22, 11:00 PM

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Ask Chip: Green Lawncare

Learn how to move turf and landscapes from conventional management practices to a natural approach. Presented by: Chip Osborne, President, Osborne Organics & Past Chairman, Marblehead Recreation and Parks Commission.

5/3/22, 10:00 PM

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Ask Chip: Pesticides 101

Why you can no longer wait to provide a safer and healthier landscape from both an environmental and human health perspective.

4/5/22, 10:00 PM

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Coastal Communities Talk Water

An evening of community connection, music, and action-oriented education. Local experts, including Sustainable Marblehead's Steve Wolf, give Ted Talk-style presentations on what we can do to support sustainable freshwater and marine ecosystems, critical to the long-term health and climate resilience of our region.

3/10/22, 11:00 PM

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Ecobricks and Their Uses

Want to give your single-use plastic bottles and thin film plastic a useful purpose? Then learn how to make an ecobrick. How do you make them? What can they be used for? Join us to get the latest updates on how ecobricks are keeping plastic out of landfills from Nathan Gray, Project lead at EcoBrick US.

3/8/22, 9:30 PM

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Pollinator Corridor Presentation

Sustainable Marblehead has been working for the past five years to make our town more beautiful, sustainable and resilient for us and for future generations. In this presentation we discuss efforts to create a pollinator corridor in Marblehead and to seek funding to develop an urban forestry plan for the town.

2/4/22, 12:00 AM

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Compost, Recycle, Trash? 2021

In honor of America Recycles Day on November 15, Sustainable Marblehead invites you to join us online to find out how to create less holiday waste and what to compost. Hear from Andrew Petty, Marblehead Director of Public Health, and Justin Sandler, Co-Owner BlackEarth Compost, how to “green” your holiday season.

11/15/21, 9:00 PM

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Net Zero Workshop

Marblehead aims to get to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. At this community forum residents voice their opinions about what our town needs to do to achieve that goal.

10/5/21, 11:00 PM

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The Indispensables, Author Presentation

Patrick O’Donnell, best-selling author of the recently published book "The Indispensables," tells how Marblehead patriots and Glover’s Regiment saved the Continental Army multiple times during the Revolution, and in so doing enabled the birth of a new nation

9/30/21, 11:30 PM

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