Holiday Pot Luck – Action alert – FREE Bus to support Organic non-GMO food labelling – Green Drinks –

Sustainable Shepherdstown Holiday Pot Luck Party – Tuesday, Dec 9 at the Train Station. Bring a dish or drink to share.

  • There will be “snow people” decorations made by the children at the Shepherdstown Day Care center. We are continuing to collect recycling items for the art projects. You can drop them off at The Local Source. (A list of items may found at the end of this posting)
  • Let’s talk about our year, share what is coming up in the New Year and thank the many wonderful sustainably oriented people who have helped and supported Sustainable Shepherdstown throughout this year.
  • After dinner enjoy music by Graham Smith-White and Betty and the Bleeps (our own Mary Kinnie’s band)
  • Please RSVP at our FaceBook page so we know how many people to expect.

Take Action! Tell DEP to Fix the North Mountain Shale Permit

North Mountain Shale (NMS), managers of a shale mine, has been permitted to use chemical flocculants to treat toxic water in settling ponds along Mill Creek in Berkeley County. The creek is stocked annually with trout and influences local drinking water supplies.

The permit is based on faulty testing and allows NMS to avoid the obvious solution to protect water supplies: Make their ponds bigger. A public hearing will be held Dec. 9 at 6 PM at Musselman Middle School, 105 Pride Avenue, Bunker Hill.

You can also send an email comment to the Department of Environmental Protection right now! Click here to send an email to DEP.

 

GMO FREE bus Dec 10
Call to action sponsored by
Organic Consumers Association
Get on the Bus with fellow West Virginians to protest DARK Act – House Bill HR 4432
This bill was written by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and would outlaw mandatory GMO Labeling.
To make a reservation contact Consuelo Newman consuelojn@yahoo.com or call her at 304.285.8060 (you MUST confirm) Buses leave 6:00 in Martinsburg Food Lion Parking lot, 6:25 at Food Lion in Charles Town. Return approximately 4:35 and 5:00 pm. link

Save the date, January 20th
Green Drinks
at Bistro 112

Our First revived Green Drinks is planned for January 20 at Bistro 112. What is Green Drinks – This is a networking/social gathering of eco or green minded or sustainable business or non-profit minded individuals. This used to happen regularly a few years ago and Sustainable Shepherdstown ahs decided to revive the practice. One of our Steering Committee members, Amy Wing (a green business person herself) has agreed to make this happen. Thank you Amy. And thank you Tucker.

Save the Date – December 29th
If you would like to work with us on the Steering Committee, mark your calendar for December 29 We will be holding an Assess and Planning for next year – around 7:00, location to be determined.

ITEMS for RECYCLING
sponges
gift bags
greeting cards for all holidays
assorted boxes ( cigar, shoe, gift, etc)
zip lock bags
foam pieces
zippers
sea shells
buttons
toilet paper rolls
rocks
cloth scraps
yard
baby food jars
carpet scraps
foam trays for fruit and vegetables
string
large shirts for painting
crepe paper streamers
scarves
cotton balls