Climate Resiliency Educational Resources

Sustainable Plymouth’s Webinar on the IPCC report and climate action locally Link to Webinar

Understanding Coastal Sea Level Rise, by Sara P Grady, Ph.D. Link to Presentation

For more information on sea level rise visit Climate Central https://sealevel.climatecentral.org/

Visit Project Drawdown for educational resources, such as this video on Climate Change https://www.drawdown.org/climate-solutions-101/unit-2-how-to-stop-climate-change

Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy

Sign up for a no-cost Energy Assessment through MassSave here: https://www.masssave.com/en/saving/

The Town of Plymouth now offers a 100% renewable energy option through the Community Choice Power Program.  Plymouth residents can purchase 100% renewable energy via National Wind RECS through the energy supplier Dynegy.  For more information and to opt in or out visit: http://www.colonialpowergroup.com/plymouth/

Public Notice – Community Choice Power Program

Learn about switching to clean energy here: https://www.masscec.com/get-clean-energy/residential

Water Conservation

We’ve created the below graphic to help inform the community as to ways we can conserve water.  Feel free to share it.

For more suggestions click here: https://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/

Civic Engagement

Sustainable Plymouth has put together a one page document with links to help Plymouth residents reach their elected officials, as well as town departments, boards and committees.

Please click the link below to view the video from the Plymouth Area LWV on how to run for office.  Thank you to the LWV for giving us permission to share their video!

Plymouth Area League of Women Voters presents “How to Run for Office” Forum. Copyright PACTV. Many Thanks to PACTV for videoing, editing, airing and providing this video to share. We hope you find it informative.

Reducing Waste

At Sustainable Plymouth we understand that our planet can no longer tolerate the endless stream of waste being produced in our everyday lives.  Microplastics are found in our air; water; food; and bodies, as are PFAS and other bioaccumulative “forever” chemicals.  Here are some resources to help you understand the issues and reduce waste.

Link to Polystyrene ban compliant foodware catalog – https://syscokitchen.s3./catalog-sustainable-plymouth-11210.pdf

Link to Earth friendly foodware catalog – http://www.excellentpackaging.com/catalog/bmp/biomass-bmp.html

Article/study regarding microplastics found in human placenta – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412020322297

Information regarding PFAS – https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/pfc/index.cfm

Find out what can and can’t be recycled (black plastic cannot) – https://recyclesmartma.org/

Info regarding reducing take-out waste – https://recyclingworksma.com/Restaurant-Takeout-and-Delivery-Meals.pdf

Guide to home composting – https://www.mass.gov/doc/home-composting

We are a Plastic Pollution Coalition partner; see their “Take Action” suggestions here – https://plasticpollutioncoalition/Take-Action

Food and Habitat Resources

We at Sustainable Plymouth understand the connections between soil health, climate, human health, and environmental health.  We understand that a deep connection to the land can foster an overall sense of wellbeing.

We are sharing some links below to help you learn more about identifying food growing naturally around you and learning to grow plants in a sustainable way.

SEMPBA has shared their native plant guide with us.  See it here.  Thanks SEMPBA!

Check out this guide from Native Seeds/S.E.A.R.C.H. for how to grow a Three Sisters (companion planting) garden.

This link from WildEdible.com contains material to help you identify wild food sources.

Visit this link to FreePermaculture.com for a free full Permaculture course offered by Permaculture Women’s Guild.  Permaculture is a regenerative system designed by observing Nature and Indigenous ways of agriculture.  It has 3 main principles: Earth Care, People Care, Future Care.

This link to SARE.org leads to A Free Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers and Conservationists.

Climate and Decarbonization Resources

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has completed its Decarbonization Roadmap.

See the plan here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/ma-2050-decarbonization-roadmap/download

Find the Town of Plymouth Planning Board’s Climate Resources (including

Climate Ready Healthy Plymouth Report) here:

https://www.plymouth-ma.gov/planning-development/pages/climate-change-municipal-vulnerability-preparedness

See Plymouth Open Space Committee’s Climate Change Resiliency Addendum here:  https://www.plymouth-ma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif3691/f/uploads/jan_11_2021_plan_final.pdf