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Plan Bike Week! DotBike Meeting, May 3

DotBike The next Dot Bike meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Bike Week (May 15 - 21) is just around the corner and while there are great events planned by the city of Boston and other big groups, Dot Bike would like to make bike week fun right here in Boston's best neighborhood. There are a few ideas for rides and gatherings, and, whether you can attend or not, Dot Bike wants any and all ideas you may have for bike week - a contest, outreach to another Dorchester group, participation in another event, anything "bikey," it would be great to include your idea for bike week - or beyond! Email dotbike@bostonbiker.org. >> Read More

DEHC Sat. Morning Workshop at 450, May 7

Learn how to garden in only two feet of space! Take home a free kit with gardening supplies! The Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition is launching a series of workshops Saturday mornings at the Community Room, 450 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA. On Saturday May 7, DEHC will lead a "Landless Garden" workshop. Come at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and muffins. Workshop begins at 10 a.m. and will be done by 11.

To ensure appropriate amounts of supplies and food, please RSVP to DEHC at 617-474-1478 or by emailing DorchesterEnviro@gmail.com. Visit the DEHC website for details!

Childrens' Story Hour - Gardening Keeps Us Healthy Feb. 23

Gardening Keeps Us Healthy Children’s Story Hour
Come hear stories about the food people grow and eat all over the world.
Discover how gardening is a way to find adventure, make new friends and stay healthy.

Wednesday, February 23 from 1:00 ‐ 2:00 p.m.
Uphams Corner Library, 690 Washington Street, Dorchester
Recommended for ages 4‐10
A collaboration between Boston Natural Areas Network and The Uphams Corner Library
For more information contact Karen at (617)542-7696 or karen@bostonnatural.org.

Save Energy Workshop, Feb. 19

Come in to learn about free energy audits, free lightbulbs and other efficiency measures, and rebates provided by Renew Boston. The Renew Boston Residential Retrofit Program offers funds to assist qualified Boston renters (with landlord approval), homeowners and landlords in making energy improvements to their homes and properties. They provide eligible residents with low-hassle, no-cost home energy assessments and free efficiency upgrades including insulation, air sealing, water saving devices and high-efficiency light bulbs. More Information

Saturday, February 19, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Codman Tech Center
450 Washington St, Dorchester MA 02124

Environmental Job Fair for Teens Tues. 2/22/11

Boston youth are invited to the 4th Annual Youth Environmental Education and Career Fair at Northeastern University's Curry Center, on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 from 12pm-4pm. ~ The Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition will be recruiting at this event.~ This is an opportunity for young people in Boston, either with previous work experience in the environmental field or seeking such opportunities for the first time, to connect with organizations and a variety of resources. On Tuesday, employers seeking young people (aged 15-24) interested in environmental technology, conservation, environmental and biological sciences, and other related fields, as well as higher education, and training programs focused on the environment, will all be participating. In addition there will be organizations providing support around general job readiness skills and the college application process. The Enviro Teen Job Fair is made possible through a partnership grant from the Boston Youth Environmental Network, and is run by Maverick Landing Community Service in association with NOAH/Environmental Chelsea Creek Crew, and Boston Private Industry Council. For more information contact 617-569-7600.

DIRT! Free Movie Showing at Codman Sq Library, Jan. 31

On Monday, January 31st, 6 PM at Codman Square Library, 690 Washington Street, corner of Welles Ave: DIRT! The movie tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility–from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation… Dirt feeds us and click here for more.

This film showing is part of a series presented by The Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN) Master Urban Gardeners, which includes family movies about eating well and gardening in the city.

learn about sustainable living! Codman Sq. Health Council 12/16 & Bowdoin St. Health Center 12/17

On Thursday 12/16/10, DEHC will present updates on community gardens improvements in Dorchester at the Codman Square Health Council monthly meeting at 4 PM. Then on Friday 12/17/10 at 6 PM, Bowdoin Street Health Center teens will report their findings about healthy food access in local corner stores. For more information about these events, please click here.

Energy Efficiency Work Party Dec. 11th - volunteers needed

If you are interested in joining a work party that will help seal air leaks and save energy costs at 2 Dorchester houses this Saturday, contact Kerri-Ann Richard. For more information about the event, please click here.

Urban Agriculture meeting, Nov. 16

Public meeting with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and Dorchester Neighborhood Development about the potential for urban farming on city-owned parcels in Dorchester and Mattapan, at the Erie-Ellington Community Center, 31 Erie Street, 6:30 PM. For more details, see The Dorchester Reporter. Contact information and meeting notice attachment below. >> Read More

Take a Bicycle Survey at the Codman Sq Health Council meeting, Nov. 18

Attend Codman Square Health Council's meeting on Thursday Nov. 18th, from 4 to 5:30 PM, to participate in bicycle-related research to help make bicycling, and our neighborhood, safer. Participants can enjoy good food, while ranking a series of pictures, and talking about what they think about the pictures and bicycling. You do not need to know how to bicycle to participate. Dinner provided by Haley House.

If you are not able to make the Nov. 18th meeting, please note that this bike survey with dinner is available to community groups in Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury who meet regularly. Click this link for more information on who to contact if your group is interested in participating in this survey on another date, and about the meeting on Nov. 18th.

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