Featured Organizations to Date

April 15th: Timberland, Sustainability Director Betsy Blaisdale.
March 18th: Michelle Smith, Communications Coordinator, and Bob Frederick, Operations Manager, from Goodwill Industries of Northern New England discussed Goodwill's mission and green initiatives. Visit Goodwill’s Thrifting and Green Living Blog:
February 18th: 'A Solar Panel' featured speakers from the Seacoast Renewable Energy Initiative (SEAREI) and Revision Energy.
January 21st: Local Eco-Artist,Tim Gaudreau, shared samples of his amazing projects and how art can be an effective way to get the sustainability message. http://www.wake-up.ws/menu.html.
(2009) October 15th: Sustainable Portsmouth. Introduction to developing a sustainbility plan for Portsmouth.
September 17th: Women Sustainability Leaders. Sarah Brown with the Green Alliance, Julia Dundorf with the NH Carbon Challenge, Michelle Veasey with the NH Sustainable Lodging and Restaurant Program, and Andrea O’Brien with the NH Small Business Development Center.
August 20th: Blue Drinks: NH Coastal Protection Partnership. http://www.nhcoast.org/
July 16th: Climate Ride, a 300 mile bike ride from NYC to DC to raise awareness of climate change. http://www.climateride.org/
June 18th: Acorn, an eco-friendly full service salon in Dover, shared information on chemicals in common beauty products and why it's important to switch to eco products.
May 21st: ReSTORE, a program of Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity, provided information on the services available including used and new building materials and deconstruction.
April 16th: Green builders from the seacoast area participated in a panel on building green homes.
March 19th: Eco Real Estate expert Hillary Gaynor provided insight on how green home improvements affect home values.
February 19th: Portsmouth Green Drinks and the Green Alliance hosted a green business networking event at the Portsmouth Brewery. Over 100 people participated and learned about the growing green business community in the Seacoast.
January 15th: Eva Christensen with Earthtenders discussed opportunities for seacoast businesses to incorporate composting into their waste management.
(2008) December 18th: Sustainable Development and Energy Systems
November 20th: Richard Novak, owner of Cevon, provided the 411 on the process for converting diesel engines to run on veggie oil.
October 16th: David Loehwing from Pax World Mutual Funds and Mark Wilson from Granite Bay Wealth Management discussed the principles of sustainable investing and the impacts consumers have when they invest in sustainble funds.
September 18th: Seacoast Buy Local provided information on the importance of independent businesses to the local economy and environment. http://www.seacoastlocal.org/
August 21st: Michelle Moon from Slow Food Seacoast introduced concepts of the slow food movement and discussed opportunities to get involved with supporting local growers and food producers. http://slowfoodseacoast.blogspot.com/
July 17th: Green Alliance provided information on its member businesses as well as how to join the co-op. http://www.greenalliance.biz/
June 19th: Seacoast Energy Alternatives (aka the Sea Solar Store) presented information on solar thermal systems. www.seasolarstore.com/content/
May 15th: Purely Organic Lawn Care provided an introduction to green lawn care products. www.purelyorganiclawncare.com/
April 17th: John Demos with the Alaska Wilderness League presented a beautiful slide show and facts about Alaska. www.alaskawild.org/
March 20th: Andrew Kellar, founder of Simply Green Biofuels, discussed biofuel options for the Seacoast. www.seacoastbiofuels.com/
February 21st: Portsmouth Magazine editor Sara Hamilton highlighted the upcoming Green issue. www.portsmouthmag.com/
January 17th: Piscataqua Sustainability Initiative co-founder Bert Cohen discussed the organization and opportunities for Seacoast residents to get involved. www.thepsi.net/
(2007) December 19th: Canceled due to snow. Carbon Coalition. www.carboncoalition.org/