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 monthly (September-June) 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.

SCH Website Terms and Conditions

Waiting to Inhale: An essential discussion about the air we breathe

Do you or someone in your family suffer from asthma?

Have mold or radon in your home?

Concerned about idling in your community?

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Thursday, April 30, 6:30-9:30pm

Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Highway North
Register Here.

Join SCH’s Green Health Task Force as we celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week with a panel discussion with leading health and air quality experts. Explore the health impacts of indoor and outdoor air pollution, the legislative landscape for reducing emissions, and how you can improve the air you inhale.

Learn how you can take action with Moms CleanAir Force’s Mama Summit 2015, May 18th in Trenton. Together in a bipartisan, or MOMpartisan, setting we will demand action to protect the air our children breathe–both indoor and outdoor–and call for action on climate change.

Waiting to Inhale Panelists

Dr. Pouné Saberi, Occupational and Environmental Medicine physician, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Peg Hanna, Mobile Source Program, NJ Department of Environmental Protection,

Logan Welde, Staff Attorney, Clean Air Council

Trisha Sheehan, Northeast Regional Field Manager, Moms Clean Air Force

Patty Magnus, Green Health Task Force Member

 

April 1, 2015   Posted in: Events  No Comments

Earth Festival Volunteers – It Takes a Village

After months of planning and countless details, the most important part of the 6th Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival is YOU. Saturday, April 25th at Croft Farm, there are three acres of engaging, entertaining, thought-IMG_0414provoking and educational displays and activities. About 5000 people are expected at what is our largest Earth Festival to date. We’ll also be presenting our first two Sustainable Cherry Hill Green Leader Scholarship winners!

What also makes this event so special are the more than 75 volunteers fanning out throughout the day to help you enjoy your experience. To rally our volunteers, we held a volunteer supper and training at Croft Farm. So many of our student volunteers, Sustainable Cherry Hill supporters, Mayor Chuck Cahn, Councilwoman Carole Roskoph and Councilman Jim Banner along with Ericha Farrington and IMG_0420Gabrielle Centrone from the Recreation Department made this evening so energizing. We enjoyed delicious food from in-kind sponsors: b good; Jules Thin Crust Pizza, Honeygrow and Tutti Toscani – Thank You!

Our superb volunteer coordinator, Caren Kaufman spent countless hours preparing schedules and defining each job so that everything from parking, to waste management, activities and stage crew goes smoothly at the festival .

When you are walking the festival grounds Saturday, our volunteers will stand out. Hutchinson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling supplied our volunteers with bright green t-shirts; and Ravitz Markets’ Shoprites underwrote bright yellow volunteer bandanas.

IMG_0410Many of our student volunteers are filling community service hours and have a keen interest in the environment; adults and students alike are participating because they have a passion for building sustainability in our community and beyond – whatever the reason, we are so proud to have each volunteer represent Sustainable Cherry Hill and our community. Thank you for your time – your talent and enthusiasm.

We welcome everyone to enjoy the 6th Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival; start with the Family Fun Bike Ride – then stay for all the entertainment, displays, vendors, schools, healthy food choices and so much more!

April 21, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Featured, News  No Comments

Mayor Cahn, Town Council Honor 6th Earth Festival

During this year’s 45th anniversary of Earth Day, our dozens of volunteers, leaders, sponsors and participants in the EF2015ProclamationSustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival can be especially proud. This largest Earth Festival celebration to date in our township focuses on engaging everyone in at least one new sustainable idea to take home as we continue to  Celebrate*Learn*Grow!

Thank you to the mayor and council for issuing a township proclamation honoring the Earth Festival which has become an annual event to expand upon Sustainable Cherry Hill’s efforts and mission to: bring people together to build a sustainable South Jersey. Read the proclamation here.

Read about the festival in the Cherry Hill Sun!

Register for the Family Fun Bike Ride and read all about this year’s festival events on Sat., April 25!

April 14, 2015   Posted in: Featured, News, Uncategorized  No Comments

Upcycled Craft Event for Mother’s Day

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10am – 12pm
Camden County Environmental Center
1301 Park Blvd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Register Here

Come join your friends and neighbors as local crafters teach you how to make some great upcycled gifts for mom or with mom!

aaa1a813-fb46-447c-9f6f-57fbacb2902eAnyone that has ever worn earrings has found themselves with an earring that has lost its mate.  Learn how to make new jewelry and other crafts with these lonely earrings.
You will need to bring some of your own materials (like your single earrings) so stay in touch to see what you will need.
Space is limited for this free event and registration is required.

In honor of Mother’s Day, we are supporting the Anna Sample House Women’s Shelter in Camden to help women in need.  Please consider bringing a $10 donation to the event for this worthy organization.

Hosted by the Sustainable Cherry Hill Art & Sustainability Task Force

April 2, 2015   Posted in: Events  No Comments

Don’t Get Fooled! Join Us For April Green Drinks.

greendrinks.delaware.valley_weblogo2Wednesday, April 1st, 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!

March 26, 2015   Posted in: Events, Uncategorized  No Comments


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