Charitable Organization: Homeless for the Holidays
Green Seal proudly supports "Homeless for the Holidays" for the 2018 holiday season!
Green Seal is excited to support the outstanding efforts of "Homeless for the Holidays" this holiday season! Over the past 16 years, "Homeless for the Holidays" has collected 70,580 lbs. of food, 59,530 toys, 24,362 food items and $365,500.60 in donations from Bourne to Brewster. In mid-December, over a dozen local police and fire departments take shifts sleeping outside for a continuous 103 hours of collecting nonperishable foods, toys for the “Toys For Tots Foundation”, and cash donations for their local communities. This year, the 2018 "Homeless For The Holidays" drive begins December 5th at 8am and continues straight through until 3 pm on December 9th. To learn more about this year's drive, visit: www.homelessfortheholidays.net
Massachusetts Wildlife Magazine
Featuring the photography of Solid Waste Director Peter Flood
Massachusetts Wildlife magazine features award-winning articles and photography on the environment, conservation, hunting and fishing in Massachusetts, and includes contributions from Peter Flood. As the Director of Solid Waste for Green Seal, Peter oversees the permitting and compliance oversight of numerous facilities throughout New England. Peter is an avid environmentalist, photographer and member of the American Birding Association. His interests have coalesced to capture some amazing images of rare birds in their natural habitat, and are featured in this issue. Congratulations Peter!!
MassDEP Announces Public Water Systems Awards Winners
GSE Solar Project Honored for Energy Conservation
In partnership with Green Seal Environmental, the North Sagamore Water District installed a ground-mounted solar system at the James A. Morgan water treatment plant (WTP) in Bourne. Over the next 20 years, the North Sagamore Water District's solar project will generate approximately $500,000 in revenues by leasing the land with a net-metering agreement. This project is anticipated to reduce the District's total annual electricity bill by approximately 30% and provide 60% renewable power to their operations. The district plans to reinvest these energy savings into upgrading their water infrastructure.
Upper Cape Tech Dedicates New Solar Canopy
UCT unveils an impressive solar canopy in the school's central parking lot
A cutting edge solar canopy including 1,950 solar panels now covers the central part of the UCT parking lot at the east side of Upper Cape Tech in Bourne, Massachusetts. A massive structure, it measures about 20 yards wide and stretches a football field’s length -- just beyond Doran Field, home of the Bourne Braves. The canopy represents an ambitious project. The 663-kilowatt facility is up and ready to be hooked into the area grid, and commands notice.
EPA Success Story: Green Seal Project Highlighted
GSE Project Helps Restore Shellfishing Area in Fisherman’s Cove
Fisherman’s Cove, located within Butler Cove in Bourne, Massachusetts, had been closed to the harvesting of shellfish for decades due to polluted stormwater runoff. Project partners began work in 2013 to construct best management practices (BMPs), including infiltration biofilters and other low impact development techniques, to remediate stormwater inputs to the cove. As a result of this project, no water flow was observed from the outfall pipe, even after heavy rains and based on these findings, the closed area was reclassified to “approved” and opened to shellfishing on December 3, 2014.