JP NET and JP Forum invite you to participate in our July Potluck: Can JP Power Itself? Wednesday July 29th at 6:30pm to help us envision a Jamaica Plain completely FREE of fossil fuel energy!
Can JP supply all of its own energy through renewables? What can we all do as a community to make this happen? What are other communities doing?
We invite you to explore ways in which we can reduce our need for energy generated by fossil fuels through community-controlled distributed energy -solar, wind, micro cogeneration, among alternative sources. Furthermore, we encourage you to reflect on what significant changes we must make in our lifestyles and patterns of living toward energy efficiency and convervation.
We’ll be joined by Lynn Benander, the president and CEO of Co-op Power, a sustainable energy co-operative owned by consumers in New Engand. Lynn has been developing sustainable energy resources in the Northeast for almost two decades. Under her leadership, Co-op Power developed Northeast Biodiesel, a MA energy plant that is expected to create more than a dozen jobs, and turn 1.75 millon gallons of recycled cooking oil into biodiesel in its first year of operation.
It’s clear that we must transition away from fossil fuels. But how? What can we do to create a resilient energy future for JP? Join us on July 29th with Co-op Power’s Lynn Benander to get the conversation started.
Hope you can participate,
Carlos Espinoza-Toro & Chuck Collins
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We know you love ice cream in the park during the summer. I mean, who doesn’t?
That’s why we’re inviting you to join us on Thursday July 23 for an ice cream social with the JP Time Exchange! Ice cream, games, and fun will be provided – along with a short orientation to the Time Exchange. Members of the Exchange will also be available to provide help, answer questions, and spark trades.
JP Time Exchange Ice Cream Social
Thursday, July 23
SW Corridor Park, Across from the Stony Brook T Stop
RSVP on Facebook
You may be asking: But what is the JP Time Exchange? In the JP Time Exchange, members share skills and provide services for each other, such as cooking, sewing, carpentry, pet care, health care, and much more. When you provide an hour of service, you are credited with one “TimeHour” in your online account. You can use that Hour for services you need or want that other members are offering – like child care or reiki. Read more here, or contact us at JPTimeBank@gmail.com with any questions. Join us on the 23rd to join the Exchange and start trading!
Three cheers for ice cream!
Do you remember when J&P Cleaners transitioned away from using carcinogens to become the First Healthy Green Cleaner in JP? Salcedo Auto Center is going through the same process, eliminating lead wheel weights from their tire service, among other transition efforts. In partnership with the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, the Toxics Use Reduction Institute and the MA Office of Technical Assistance, JP NET is providing technical assistance and lifting up the efforts of Salcedo Auto Center.
What: JP Auto Shop Goes Green
When: Saturday, June 20th
What time: 2pm to 3:30pm
Where: Salcedo Auto Center
3377 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain (map)
RSVP on Facebook or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To Greener and More Prosperous Livelihoods,
Carlos, Melania & Rafael
Could you live – for even a month – eating only food grown within 10 miles of your home? Why would you even want to? Vicki Robin, bestselling author of Your Money Or Your Life, will join the Jamaica Plain Forum and share her experience of pledging to only eat food sourced within a 10 mile radius of her home.
Robin’s new book, Blessing the Hands that Feed Us, is part personal narrative and part global manifesto. Her sustainable diet not only brings to light society’s unhealthy dependency on mass-produced, prepackaged foods but also helps her reconnect with her body and her environment. By Challenging herself to eat and buy local, Robin exposes the cause and effect of the food business, from the processed foods laden with sugar, fat and preservatives to the trucks burning through fuel to bring them to a shelf near you. Robin’s journey is also one of community as she befriends all the neighboring farmers who epitomize the sustainable lifestyle.
Vicki Robin is co-author of the perennial best-seller, Your Money or Your Life. Called the “prophet of consumption downsizers” by the NYTimes, Robin’s radical common sense approach to money, food and life inspires people to think deeply and act with integrity. She’s a prolific social innovator, having helped launch Sustainable Seattle, Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, New Road Map Foundation, Conversation Cafes, and Transition Whidbey, among many other projects. Robin designed and launched the 10-Day Local Food Challenge for eaters who want to kick-start their shift to local eating. She’s an entertaining and inspiring speaker, and has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including Oprah, NPR, NYTimes, WSJ, Utne, People. Her popular TEDx talk is on “Relational Eating.”
Join us for an informal Information Session to learn more about the Community Leaders Fellowship!
You probably know folks–young or old–who would like to forge a more meaningful career path. Maybe it’s your 20-something son, your neighbor, or even yourself!
JP NET’s Community Leaders Fellowship (CLF) can help folks who want to make their community–and the world–a better place.
The CLF is a four-month program where participants gain hands-on experience with one of JP NET’s community-based projects, such as the Boston Food Forest, Time Exchange, or Enterprise Hub. We also provide personalized career coaching and tailored support.
JP NET is now accepting CLF applications for the Fall 2015 semester (deadline: June 30). Please spread the word! To learn more, join us at an info session:
Community Leaders Fellowship – Info Session
Thursday, May 28, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
JP NET Office in the Brewery Complex
30 Germania Street, Building L, JP
RSVP to Carlos Espinoza-Toro: email@example.com
The CLF believes that every person has a role to play in creating the future we want. Let us help you find yours.
6:30 Potluck; 7pm Program
Childcare and Spanish Translation Provided
RSVP on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a home improvement project hanging over your head? Do you need a babysitter or pet-sitter? Do you enjoy cooking or gardening? Are you short on cash but not on time? Want to share your skills and help build an alternative economy while connecting with your neighbors?
If so, you’re in luck! You can join JP’s new Time Exchange! Membership is open to all – you don’t need to live in JP.
Joining the Time Exchange allows you to share your skills and provide services for your neighbors such as such as cooking, sewing, carpentry, pet care, health care, and much more. For each hour of service you provide, you are credited one “TimeHour” in your online account. You can trade your TimeHour for services you need or want that other members are offering- like childcare or reiki.
Join us at the Pond View Apartments Community Room on May 6 at 6:30pm to learn more and sign up. You’ll see how the Time Exchange works, brainstorm your own skills and needs, find out what others are offering, and learn how to use the software platform that powers the Exchange (called hOurworld).
The Time Exchange is a great way to meet neighbors and help build an alternative economy that serves people and the planet over profit. Hope you’ll join us on May 6th to learn more. Bring a dish to share if you can, but come either way.
Read more and sign up at http://jptransition.org/time-exchange
Invite your mechanic to Go Green & Prosper! Encourage your mechanic to attend a FREE Info Session on Tuesday May 5th at 6:30pm at our office at JP NET at 30 Germania St., Bldg. L in Jamaica Plain (next to the Sam Adam’s Brewery Tour Entry)
Tuesday May 5th
6:30pm – 8pm
Offices of JP NET
30 Germania St., Bldg. L in Jamaica Plain
At this event, your mechanic will learn about FREE Going Green programs that promote Lower Operating Costs, Safer Workplaces and Free Advertising to increase Local Clientele.
This event is part of JP NET’s award winning Cancer-Free effort which helped J&P Cleaners transition from using the carcinogen ‘Perc’ to professional Wet Cleaning attracting more than 50 new local clients with steady accounts, and thriving financially.
Several Auto Service Shop and Auto Body Shop owners have already RSVP’ed for this event, and have agreed to take next steps about Going Green. Encourage your mechanic to attend this FREE Info Session. Forward your mechanic this email, including the following info Links:
- Event Webpage: http://jptransition.org/events/871/invite-your-mechanic-to-go-green-prosper/
- Bilingual Flyer: http://jptransition.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Bilingual_Flyer.pdf
- Event Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1441346199492053/
This event is sponsored by:
- Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (JP NET)
- Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI)
- Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance & Technology (OTA)
- Lowell Center for Sustainable Production (LCSP)
(Picture Source: www.greengarage.com)