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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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Discovery, Destruction, & Preservation in a MA Town

Adapted from a Nolumbeka Project press release:

On Saturday, February 15th, the Nolumbeka Project will present the documentary "Great Falls: Discovery, Destruction, and Preservation in a Massachusetts Town" at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls.

Tonight's Master Plan Unveiling POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

This just in from Carole Collins, Greenfield's Energy/Sustainability Coordinator:

In light of the coming snow storm, we have decided to postpone tonight’s meeting to the snow date of January 29th.  This was not an easy decision to make, but if it does snow as predicted, Greenfield Community College will close its campus.  The Mayor’s office was contacted by GCC President Bob Pura to advise of this situation, and it seems the best course of action is to postpone the meeting now in order to reach as many people as possible with the snow date rather than waiting until later this afternoon for the weather to turn.

Greenfield Master Plan Unveiling 1/21/14

Adapted from a Greenfield Master Plan Committee press release:

Sustainable Greenfield, the place where you belong.  On Tuesday, January 21st, at 6:30 pm, in Greenfield Community College’s Sloan Theater, come hear what YOU - Greenfield residents - want for our future!  Greenfield's Master Plan Committee will be sharing visions, goals, and strategies for creating a more sustainable, vibrant, equitable, and resilient community.  Come learn what YOU can do to be part of it all – and make it happen!

Nearby Forests Win Grants

Adapted from a Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) press release:

On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Jack Murray announced $1,023,284 in grants to local communities and nonprofit organizations to fund 32 trails projects across the Commonwealth under its Recreational Trails Grants Program.

DOER Greenlights Greenfield Community Light & Power

This just in from a Greenfield Mayor's Office press release:

Greenfield’s municipal aggregation plan is one step closer to bringing green electricity to utility customers, having just received approval from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).  “We are grateful for DOER’s review and approval, and look forward to bringing a new era of electricity purchasing to Greenfield to benefit the community,” said Mayor William Martin.  Municipal aggregation is a form of group purchasing in which a city or town arranges electricity supply for its citizens and can create benefits in the form of choices for customers, greener power, and cost savings.

Public Input Sought

Adapted from two press releases:

Next week, Greenfield's Human Rights Commission (HRC) and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG), along with other towns and state agencies, will be looking for your feedback.  On Monday evening, options for improving Hillside Park will be discussed with the HRC, Mayor Martin, and Margaret Betts.  Then, on Tuesday night, the FRCOG invites you to learn about, and share your thoughts on, local clean energy options.

Learn About Anaerobic Digestion in Greenfield Thursday

Adapted from a BEAM Engineering press release:

Greenfield is looking at the feasibility of using an anaerobic digester to turn sewage sludge, that we currently pay to dispose of, into clean energy.  A public forum to discuss anaerobic digestion technology, energy creation opportunities, cost savings, potential community impacts, and to answer any questions, will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2013, from 5:30pm to 7pm, in the studio at Greenfield Community Television (393 Main Street, 3rd floor).

Greenfield Master Plan Fall Gathering September 26th

Adapted from a Greenfield Master Plan Committee press release:

SAVE THE DATE!  On Thursday, September 26th, from 4PM to 7PM, the Greenfield Master Plan Committee will have 12 interactive tents set up in Court Square by the town common.  You're invited to drop by this kid-friendly event anytime; to share what you love about Greenfield and your dreams for creating a better city (more activities for kids, skate parks, dog parks, jobs, affordable housing, etc.), engage in creating sidewalk chalk art, play games at a “park-lette”, and help decorate an “implementation tree” that will display your ideas for how Greenfield can become a more sustainable community.

Be Safe on the Water This Weekend

Adapted from a Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) press release:

Officials from the Department of Conservation and Recreation are urging the public to act safely this summer as the warm weather and open water brings bathers, boaters, and waders onto DCR's lakes, ponds, and ocean beaches. While air temperatures may feel like summer, water temperatures can still be very cold. DCR encourages parents and visitors to be vigilant, especially with children, when visiting designated swimming areas. Parents should be near their children when they are in the water. To further help prevent water-related tragedies, DCR is releasing the following facts and safety tips for anyone venturing near the water:

Beat the Summer Blahs, Make a Movie!

If this is the season when you have more time on your hands, or the weather (when it isn't pouring) is luring you outdoors, perhaps now is the time to start working on your entry for this year's Pioneer Valley Transition Towns Film Festival (PVTTFF).

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