In February, the Sheridan-Cranston-Termine Green Block celebrated its one year anniversary. “Green Block Captain” Judy Kolligian was inspired by the idea of neighbor-to-neighbor outreach and has become a Green Block pioneer by hosting numerous house parties and three Low Carbon Living groups. So far over a fifth of Judy’s neighbors have engaged in Green Block activities, from a worm and composting party to a Cuban food and movie night, and many have signed up for free home energy assessments with the Renew Boston program and taken other actions to live more sustainably. The group is now meeting monthly and planning an upcoming Spring Clean Out on April 30th with neighboring Paul Gore street.
In Fall 2010, the Gay Head Green Block was launched with a huge neighborhood party and Green Home Makeover at Irma Mejia’s house. Seventy-five volunteers partnered with experienced contractors to insulate her home and tell other folkd on the block about the importance of saving energy. Since then, the block has also hosted a Low Carbon Living group, as well as monthly block meetings that include do-it-yourself green demos, event planning, and discussions of neighborhood problems and dreams. They are organizing a Gay Head Garden Day on April 10th where they’ll help each other install gardens and do yard work, and are applying for funding for asphalt removal from yards and garden and orchard planting this fall. For more, go to the CoLab Gay Head blog here
Gay Head and Sheridan green block members are hoping that you’ll join them this spring and get involved in the Cool JP campaign as a block or individually. For more information, attend an upcoming Green Block event or contact BostonCAN at 857-544-6846.