Events : December, 2015

Dec 01 - Year End Celebration with Blue Ocean Society

Blue Mermaid, 409 The Hill, Portsmouth

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the successes of Blue Ocean Society that have taken place over the past year and help the organization prepare for 2016. The celebration is also a fundraiser and will take place on Giving Tuesday, a national day focused on celebrating generosity and giving.

Enjoy hors d’ouevres, live music, and a cash bar. All proceeds from the event will go towards Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation and protecting marine life in the Gulf of Maine.

Learn more here

 

Dec 05 - Evergreen Fair

Memorial Union Building, UNH Durham

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For 38 years, artists and craftsmen have gathered at UNH for a festive holiday fair. Shop Evergreen Fair for gifts or treat yourself and support regional and local artists working specializing in a variety of tools and materials. You will find jewelry, fine art, accesories, apparel, and furniture for every style. The fair will begin Thursday, December 3 and be set up until Saturday, December 5. Learn more here

Dec 09 - NHBSR Presents: Metrics for All! Making Sustainability Reporting Accessible for Small to Medium-sized Businesses

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7650684850081466625

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
 
 
 
Join us from the comfort of your computer for this timely discussion!   
  
Several new pressures are driving small and mid-sized businesses 
to track their environmental footprint: 
 
  • Financial Pressures: Reduce operating costs, increase profit
  • Market Pressures: Customer demand for data, Competitive edge 
  • Social Pressures: The right thing to do 
 
Until now, most sustainability reporting platforms designed to help track, reduce and disclose environmental impact data have been financially out of reach. JOHN ROOKS, our Spring Conference keynote speaker and Co-founder of SOAP is on a mission to democratize sustainability for millions of small and mid-sized businesses. 
 
Join John and NHBSR member ABBIE WEBB (Sustainability Manager for Casella Waste Systems) as they discuss the challenges and opportunities for tracking environmental impact, provide insights into the state of managing environmental data, and demonstrate the Rapport platform.
 

Dec 10 - Holiday Concert and Party to Benefit Blue Ocean Society

191 Atlantic Ave., North Hampton

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays with Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation at a cocktail party and a live performance by local musician, Michael Troy. Guests will enjoy hors d’ouevres and an open bar while listening to Michael perform cover songs from musicians such as Elton John and Billy Joel, and original songs from his latest album,

Tickets can be purchased on Blue Ocean Society’s website in advance for $40 the door for $50 each. All proceeds from the event will go towards Blue Ocean Society for Marine to protect marine life in the Gulf of Maine. 

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

 

Dec 13 - Walk and Vigil to Honor Sandy Hook and Gun Violence Victims

South Church, 292 State St., Portsmouth

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

The New Hampshire Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the South Church Social Justice Associates will hold a walk and vigil to commemorate the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy and to honor all victims and survivors of gun violence. The walk will start at South Church and end at Prescott Park with a vigil.

 

Dec 18 - Whooo's There: Winter Owl Prowl Series

York Center for Wildlife Pavilion, 385 Mountain Rd, Cape Neddick

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Each month from October to April, the York Center for Wildlife introduces adults to native owls. Participants meet under the education pavilion to learn about native owl species, their ecology, adaptations, and meet local representatives up close. Following the presentation, you'll take a short walk into the surrounding habitat to call for owls and listen to them call back. Click here for more details. 

Dec 19 - Strawberry Banke's Annual Candlelight Stroll

Strawberry Banke, 100 Marcy St., Portsmouth

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Stroll through life as it was 350 years ago and take in American history, winter traditions and holiday celebrations in New Hampshire’s oldest waterfront neighborhood. The evening will feature historic decorated houses, hundreds of lighted wood and glass candle boxes, live music and entertainment, horse drawn carriage rides, traditional barrel making, tinsmith, and 18th century cooking demonstrations. Ice skating at Puddle Duck Pond is also open December through February. Learn more here

Dec 20 - Strawberry Banke's Annual Candlelight Stroll

Strawberry Banke, 100 Marcy St., Portsmouth

4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

See life as it was 350 years ago and take in American history, winter traditions and holiday celebrations in New Hampshire’s oldest waterfront neighborhood. The evening will feature historic decorated houses, hundreds of lighted wood and glass candle boxes, live music and entertainment, horse drawn carriage rides, traditional barrel making, tinsmith, and 18th century cooking demonstrations. Ice skating at Puddle Duck Pond is also open December through February. Learn more here.

Dec 20 - House Party with Governor Martin O'Malley

181 Drew Rd., Madbury

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Green Alliance Business Partner, Cornerstone Treecare, will host Governor Martin O'Malley at the home of Micum Davis, the owner of Cornerstone. The evening will include snacks, wine, and and beer, while the Governor gives a few remarks and opens up the floor for questions. Whether you support O'Malley or another candidate, this is a great opportunity to learn more about New Hampshire politics and issues. 

RSVP to Jennifer Wilhelm to attend. 

Dec 31 - Blue Ocean Society's New Year's Eve Celebration

170 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Make New Year's Eve a fun filled night for the whole family at the annual Blue Ocean Society celebration. All are invited to visit and interact with the marine life in Blue Ocean Society’s two 100-gallon touch tanks and take part in other family-friendly activities. Admission is free and complimentary beverages and cookies will be provided by the Hampton Beach Village District.

Learn more here

Dec 31 - First Night Portsmouth

Market Square, Portsmouth

Beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Ring in 2016 at a family friendly festival held in venues throughout downtown Portsmouth. The evening will include ice sculptures, fireworks, dancing, and entertainment. Learn more here