Journey to Fossil Fuel Freedom

Green Living with Co-op Power

Friday, October 2, 2015 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Erie Ellington Community Center 

31 Erie Street, Dorchester, MA


An evening of Eco Hip-Hop performance, Upcycled fashion, A Clean energy presentation, & Delicious food. All are welcome.

  • Blest Energy, socially conscious Hip-Hop group, for musical inspiration.
  • Upcycled Fashion: Co-op Power member Mela Bush showcases her creations

Take your next step on the Journey to Fossil Fuel Freedom.

RSVP to 617-272-3340 or

Co-op Power is a grassroots movement to create a sustainable and just energy future. Visit to find everything you need to know about cooperative clean energy and how to achieve fossil fuel freedom. >> Read More

Green Agriculture in Dorchester

See an Urban Farm on a house lot.

Meet the Productive Collective and UFI Urban Farmers.

Touch the Fish Farming tanks, learn how they work.

Watch us install solar panels to power the water pump.

Hear a talk on Greening Agriculture with Solar techniques by scientist/inventor, Dr. Richard Komp.

On July 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM, Mmet at 32 Lindsey Street, Dorchester for the solar  installation and tour of the Urban Farm. Take a short walk to New Testament Pentecostal church, 86 Waldeck St. at Tonawanda St. for the talk with Dr. Komp.

How to Overcome the Procrastination and Perfectionism that are Holding You Back


One of the keys to business success is using your time properly. That can be tough when you have a job, family, home or other major commitments – and when occupational hazards like procrastination and perfectionism rear their ugly heads. The good news is that all of these issues can be addressed once you’ve figured out the root causes of your “issues” and applied some practical strategies to address them. (Hint: it’s not that you’re lazy or uncommitted—so stop blaming yourself!) Author and business coach ( Hillary Rettig (The 7 Secrets of the Prolific) will give you the tools you need to understand and overcome your internal barriers so that you can achieve your business and other goals.


All businesses, industries and entrepreneurs welcome! >> Read More

Spring Planting Workshop | March 9


Spring Planting is coming in less than 2 weeks! The Green Neighbors Education Committee, Inc. and the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. present: Spring Planting 2013! This workshop will take place on March 9 from 1:30pm to 5:30pm at First Parish Church (10 Parish Street in Dorchester). Learn to grow food at your own home, in your yard, on your porch, inside your house, and more! This event is free!

Spring Planting 2013



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The Green Neighbors Education Committee, Inc. and the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. present:

Spring Planting 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 1:30 PM until 5:30 PM at First Parish Church, 10 Parish Street in the Meeting House Hill section of Dorchester.


Learn to grow food at your own home, in your yard, on your porch, inside your house.


This is a free event to help people learn how they can fight the world food crisis by learning to grow your own fresh, healthy nutritious foods.


Our co-sponsors include:

First Parish Church in Dorchester

Boston Natural Areas Network

The Family Nurturing Center of Dorchester

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GreenFest 2012 | July 20

Greenovate your summer! Join Mayor Menino at the kickoff of Boston GreenFest on July 20th at 10am in Franklin Park Zoo. GreenFest organizers will launch Boston GreenFest from August 16 to August 19 at City Hall Plaza. Greenovate Boston is starting an online contest asking participants to show “How would YOU Greenovate Boston?” For full instructions on how to participate, click HERE. The winner will be announced during Boston GreenFest. For more info, click HERE.

Energy Efficiency Crew Launch Party

Celebrate with Co-op Power Boston Metro East at the Energy Efficiency Crew Launch Party on Saturday, June 2 at 2pm on the Lawn at Second Church in Dorchester, corner of Washington St & Talbot Ave, Codman Square, Dorchester, MA with music, food, tour of “green” home, and prizes. Fun for the whole family!

The Crew provides insulation, weatherization, and air sealing to homes in the Greater Boston area. Co-op Power is a consumer-owned co-operative that uses its capital and market power to build good green jobs and community-based green businesses for the benefit of the community at-large.

RSVP and questions to or 617-282-8881.

Greening the Older Home, Feb. 11

On Saturday, February 11, join Rebecca Harris of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Christopher Skelly of the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and Sally Zimmerman of Historic New England as they present valuable information on insulation, windows, lighting, and renewable energy options! The speaking portion of the event will be held at the Adams Street Branch Library, 690 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. Afterwards, there will be an optional tour of the weatherization project at Historic New England's 1683 Pierce House (24 Oakton Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122). Registration is required, and the optional tour of Pierce House is limited to the first fifteen people to register. For more information, call 617.994.6644! The event is free of cost.


Green Entrepreneur Small Business Forum, May 21

Business is greening! Join Green Neighbors and the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. for a GREEN Entrepreneur Small Business Forum! Come to the Codman Square section of Dorchester on Saturday, May 21st, from 10:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m. Talk to a panel of experienced GREEN and small business owners! Meet knowledgeable professionals who can help you move your business ideas from thought to action! Learn what you need to know about MBE/WBE, bank financing and programs with the SBA at our workshops! 

Seating is limited, you MUST pre-register. To register and for more information, contact Owen at (617) 427-6293 or You may also visit

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