Sustainability for the Community

TogetherYes - Sustainability for the Community


TOGETHER YES MISSION: Together Yes, Inc. endeavors to inform and support Norwood residents and businesses in matters of sustainability, including economics, conservation of resources, and ecology. In the belief that local actions and initiatives bear influence on sustainability for state, region, nation, and world, Together Yes, Inc. encourages community building and responsible stewardship of the earth and its inhabitants.

JOIN US! Together Yes invites all residents of Norwood who are aged 18 or over to join. Businesses located in Norwood are also welcome to membership. Civic groups are invited to join, as are youth organizations. All youth groups must be represented by someone at least18 years of age.

There are no dues or fees for membership, and no scheduled meetings. Small task or interest groups formed by members meet at their own discretion with support from Together Yes (though most contact will be via email and phone). Participate as little or as much as you wish and have time for. Use the website, let us know your thoughts, and share your advice. To join, click above on the Contact category.


POLITICS, NOT AS USUAL: Together Yes, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation, and does not formally endorse political candidates or support lobbies. While we do not contribute financially to campaigns or lobbying, we encourage our members to work vigorously for fair and sustainable governance. Together Yes does sometimes discuss political issues relating to our purpose, and we make every effort to provide accurate information to one another. Please register and vote. It is not only our civic duty; it is our right to self-govern.


WHERE ARE THE ADS AND POPUPS? Together Yes chooses not to encumber itself with obligations to advertisers. A business that is a member of Together Yes, or is a potential resource on sustainability, may be mentioned within an article on our website, but there will be no advertisements.

WHERE’S THE MONEY? Together Yes relies on grants, donations, and fund raising. We do not sell shares, nor do we speculate on investments. What we have is what we have. Donations from residents and businesses are invited to support Together Yes initiatives. There are no bronze, silver, and gold levels of donations. A $5 donation from someone who hasn’t much is as significant as $5,000 from someone who does. The members of the Board of Directors and officers of Together Yes are unpaid, and have no financial interests in the group. This is our town, and we all live in it together, prosper or fail. If you wish to make a donation at any time, please click on the Donate button or click the Contact category above. And since your donation may be eligible for tax credit, you will receive a receipt.


Regarding the Writers and Contributors: This website is for community use. We are neighbors, in our town and in the world. Some of our words share carefully researched information, and some are opinion. A very big thanks to all who have contributed writing and information for the website, and to all who will be inspired to do so in the future. If you have something to share with the community, or an idea on sustainable living you’d like to pursue, please contact us. Professional writing experience is not necessary. Our editor will help tweak spelling and grammar into place, and will talk with you about what you might like to write.

While we value debate on a topic, ranting and insults will not be published. The Together Yes community strives for civility.


Who Can I Sue? As neighbors do, we give one another advice at Together Yes. And as folks do when they get advice from their neighbors, please apply your own intelligence before following that advice. Together Yes is not an authority. It is a gathering place for well-intentioned people to work toward sustainability for their community and the world by sharing opinions and information.

Permissions: We would be pleased to see the information from our website quoted by conscientious people and concerns. We ask that you cite us properly when you do so. Write us if you’d like to reprint a substantial portion of an article, or reprint the article in its entirety. There will be no charge for the use of material copyrighted by Together Yes, as we are all working for the same good purpose.


Together Yes, Inc.~a 501(c)(3) corporation~Nonprofit

Board of Directors: Vic Babel, Norwood; Susan Clare, Norwood; George Michalec, Norwood

Webmaster: George Michalec

Editor: Susan Clare