About Us


Sustainable Cherry Hill (SCH) is an all volunteer 501c3 non-profit community outreach and educational organization that fosters the global sustainability movement at a local level.  Creating resources that facilitate this shift in lifestyle, while connecting people in the community for and around our mission, lays a foundation for making the necessary change to a sustainable way of life- one less geared to environmentally damaging and socially inequitable consumption patterns, and one that works in harmony with the planet, its resources and their limits.

Our Mission:

“Bringing people together to build a sustainable South Jersey.”

SCH strives to continuously tap Cherry Hill and the surrounding region’s greatest resource- its people- in order to shift to a sustainable way of life. We do this through hosting educational events, networking opportunities, supporting community based task forces and acting as a general clearing house of information on sustainability news and events. We provide a structure for people at all levels to work together to pursue their passions and use their unique skills and networks in the service of a more sustainable community.

SCH is essentially a community group in that our approach to sustainability recognizes that everyone making small changes results in big differences collectively. As such, it is critical that we establish and nurture relationships with all area stakeholders, including government, schools, businesses, faith groups, other community groups and individuals from all over South Jersey. But grassroots cannot do it alone.  Large scale change requires leadership by governments and corporations.  An educated and empowered populace can put pressure on these entities from the ground up.

Your Role:

  • Sign up for our mailing list and subscribe to this website to stay up to date on all SCH happenings.
  • Follow us on Twitter @sojerseygreen and “LIKE” our Facebook page!
  • Attend one of our free or low cost community educational events.
  • Meet us at Green Drinks “One Green Night a Month.” The event takes place the first Wednesday of EVERY month from 6-8pm at Farm and Fisherman Tavern and Market, Route 70 in Cherry Hill (1442 Marlton Pike E, Cherry Hill, NJ).  Stop by and hang out with folks in your community who are thinking and talking about sustainability. Green Drinks is a friendly, informal setting for networking and building community!  SCH provides the green networking opportunity; you buy your own drinks!
  • Explore the Task Force section of our website.  We have grassroots groups working hard to make our vision of a sustainable community a reality.  Figure out which task force is a good fit for your skills and passions, roll up your sleeves, contact the group leader and get to work!
  • Support our efforts with a donation, sponsor one of our educational programs or join us at one of our “community building” fund raisers.
  • Offer your time and talents to help move SCH forward as a non profit organization. We are an all-volunteer group and always need a hand with planning, communicating and running events.

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People’s Climate March – Sept. 21, 2014

PCM_200sqSustainable Cherry Hill is among 100 organizations nation and worldwide, supporting and participating in the People’s Climate March in New York Sunday, September 21. While the Cherry Hill and all Philadelphia-area buses to this monumental event are full, many other people are planning to take a train or carpool to the march. Please visit People’s Climate March for all march details such as start and finish locations in Manhattan, event guidelines – what you can and cannot bring, and many other logistics to make this day significant in displaying the many segments of society who are affected by climate change.

Please read Sustainable Cherry Hill’s op-ed article in the Courier Post September 15 supporting the People’s Climate March.

Listen to the KYW Newsradio Green Tip segment about the People’s Climate March and the U.N. Climate Summit taking place in New York September 23-28, 2014. Here is a link to the U.N. Climate Summit web site.


September 16, 2014   Posted in: Featured, News, Uncategorized  No Comments

Be Energy & Solar Smart and Save In New Jersey!


Wednesday, October 8, 7 -9pm
Cherry Hill Public Library 

FREE program but registration is required.

When you pay your utility bills, you support energy incentives. Right here in New Jersey, we have one of the nation’s most robust solar markets along with generous incentives in the U.S. that save you money and reduce energy consumption.

Join us to find out how easy it is to capture these energy incentives, reduce your energy use and shop wisely when choosing your energy provider.

Considering solar? We’ll help you understand options and how the solar incentive structure works. And don’t forget the huge range of NJ Clean Energy programs. We will cover what’s available to you and provide a case study of the benefits you can capture.

Now you can get energized about NJ energy incentives to reduce energy use and save money.

Presented by Sustainable Cherry Hill’s Green Build/Biz Task Force. 

Thank you to our event sponsors!



September 7, 2014   Posted in: Events  No Comments

Return of Green Drinks at a NEW Sustainable Venue!

After 5 years, we are moving Green Drinks down the street to a new location!
Wednesday, September 3, 6-8pm 

The Farm & Fisherman Tavern + Market
1422 Marlton Pike E
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
This beautiful place values sustainability, passion, community and of course, delicious food and drink!
We invite you to join us for our monthly free (buy your own drink) networking event that brings together like minded people and businesses to socialize, share ideas and work together towards a sustainable South Jersey Community!

August 25, 2014   Posted in: Events  No Comments

Hop on the Bus: People’s Climate March SJ Delegation 9/21


Sunday, September 21, 2014

9am-7pm (Exact times TBD)  
South Jersey Delegation Bus 
The William G. Rohrer Center / Camden County College 
1889 Rt. 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Space is limited. Registration Required.
Be part of the South Jersey Delegation headed to NYC on 9/21.  
Sustainable Cherry Hill, with partners 350Philly, NJ Sierra Club and Moms Clean Air Force is organizing this region’s delegation to the People’s Climate March in NYC. Please join us and bring your friends. This family friendly, peaceful event will include people from all walks of life.

Our bus will have facilities, room for strollers and we’ll have educational/ community building activities planned for the ride to NYC.  Be prepared to walk 3 miles- this is a march, after all!

In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change.

With our future on the line, we will take a Sunday and use it to bend the course of history. In New York City there will be an unprecedented climate mobilization – in size, beauty, and impact.

Our demand is that a world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. In short, a world safe from the ravages of climate change.

This moment will not be just about New York or the United States. Heads of state from around the world will be there, as will the attention of global media. We know that no single meeting or summit will “solve climate change” and in many ways this moment will not even really be about the summit.

We want this moment to be about us - the people who are standing up in our communities, to organize, to build power, and to shift power to a just, safe, peaceful world.

To do that, we need to act – together.

Read about the People’s Climate March here.

For some inspiration, read Bill McKibben’s inspiring invitation to the People’s Climate March in Rolling Stone Magazine Here.


August 11, 2014   Posted in: Events, Featured  No Comments

Dozens rolled up their sleeves on a wet summer morning in Camden


CFET President Mark Doorley & three local Girl Scouts

Dozens of volunteers from all over South Jersey joined partners, Sustainable Cherry Hill, NJ Tree Foundation, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA), Center For Environmental Transformation (CFET) and Sustainable Jersey for a community service event July 26 to spruce up the 5-acre public Liney Ditch Park in Camden’s Waterfront South community.

Inconveniently located adjacent to the county’s waste water treatment plant and numerous industrial companies, this park serves as a recreational space for hundreds of children each day. The park and the community are disproportionately affected by air pollution and unpleasant odors daily. In October 2013, over 100 new trees were planted by a group of dedicated partners as part of a shelter-belt surrounding the CCMUA Waste Water Treatment Plant. Shelter-belts are vegetation systems that use trees arranged in row or group configurations to redirect wind and reduce wind speeds, thereby modifying environmental conditions within the upwind and downwind sheltered zones. Read more about the shelter-belt project here.

View our Facebook photos here.

This activity helped us all to understand that we are connected to our neighbors in Camden every time we flush our toilets, throw our trash away or simply drive by on our way to Philadelphia.  We made our connection stronger, more positive and personal as we work side by side to keep Liney Ditch beautiful! This project was hosted by the Sustainable Cherry Hill Regional/Urban Partnerships for Sustainability (RUPS) Task Force.  Special thanks go to RUPS Chair, Ed Cohen, NJ Tree Foundation’s Jessica Franzini, CCMUA’s Doug Burns, CFET’s Mark Doorley and Camden County’s Maggie McCann for their assistance and passion in organizing the day!

Volunteers worked hard to ensure the shelter-belt remains healthy!

Volunteers worked hard to ensure the shelter-belt remains healthy!

Join us on October 11th back at Liney Ditch Park for phase two of this project.  More information coming soon! Thank you to Camden County Parks Department for the extra support and to Aqua Corps (Adult Quest for Unity & Altruism) for outreach, photography and enthusiasm. Click here for more info on Aqua Corps and to view their photos from the day.

Thank You to Our Partners!

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July 27, 2014   Posted in: News, Uncategorized  No Comments

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