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

South Jersey Green Drinks

Join us for a special Green Drinks at Flying Fish Brewery

December 2, 2015
6p – 8p
Flying Fish Brewery
900 Kennedy Blvd, Somerdale, NJ
Celebrate Sustainable Cherry Hill’s founder Lori Braunstein,
and explore the “found object” art exhibit of Suzy Sherbine
Light appetizers provided
Please  REGISTER HERE for this Green Drinks event!

Art by Suzy Sherbine

(please note December Green Drinks is being held
at Flying Fish Brewery)

November 20, 2015   Posted in: Events  No Comments

Jolly Holiday Winter Craft Event

December 12, 2015

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Croft Farm Barn
100 Bortons Mill Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034


Create jolly holiday spirit with upcycled holiday decorations and gifts made out of aluminum cans.  

Bring your friends and neighbors for a morning of hands on fun. Demonstrations will begin promptly at 10:00 am – be sure to arrive on time for instructions from local crafters.  

We will supply some basic materials, please bring your own aluminum cans and feel free to bring your own tools!  More information about what supplies to bring will be emailed prior to the event.  Seats are limited.

Register as soon as possible to reserve your spot.  Please note these crafts are designed for children age 12 and up.  

Hosted by Sustainable Cherry Hill’s Art & Sustainability Task Force

November 18, 2015   Posted in: Events  No Comments

Foodopoly Winter Book Club

January 20, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Inkwood Books
31 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
(FREE on street parking after 6pm)
Fed up with America’s food crisis? Concerned about toxic pesticides? Foodopoly takes aim at the real culprit behind America’s food crisis: the ever-growing consolidation and corporatization of food production, which prevents farmers from raising healthy crops and limits the choices that people can make in the grocery store.
Hosted by Sustainable Cherry Hill’s Green Health Task Force

November 6, 2015   Posted in: Events  No Comments

Local Food for Thought 3

10d0b317-ff0c-4fd2-931f-1271631c3d92Sunday January 10, 2016

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Camden County Environmental Center
1301 Park Blvd. (just East of Grove St.) Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Interested in getting fresh, local food with a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share purchase?  Want to learn how to grow your own veggies? Register HERE!

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November 24, 2015   Posted in: Events  No Comments

Agent for Change – Suzy Sherbine, Highlighting social and environmental injustices through art.

These days, we could all use a little inspiration. Welcome to the next in our  SCH Agent for Change series. Every month we will feature an interview with everyday people creating big changes in their little corner of the world. The goal of these stories is to spark a passion, help you set a goal, or move past some frustration as you work to be an Agent for Change in your own system.

Voorhees artist, Suzy Sherbine, is this month’s featured Agent for Change. Inspired by a course on Education for Sustainability by the Cloud Institute of NY and the film Poet of Poverty, highlighting the decline and degradation of Camden, Suzy has made it her mission to speak out about the social and environmental injustices she sees through her art.

Artist Suzy Sherbine

Artist Suzy Sherbine

SCH: What is a typical day as an “Agent for Change” like for you?

Suzy: I begin my day pretty early starting with whatever piece I’m working on. Recently, I’ve been working with car hubcaps, which I’ve been collecting from the side of the highways over the last 4 yrs. I love the challenge of this material because it’s difficult to work with but rewarding in its outcome. Also it’s an ever accumulating debris that most people don’t notice. Read the rest of this post »

November 12, 2015   Posted in: Featured  One Comment

Environmental Justice Highlighted at Climate and Energy Forum

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Photo by Erik McGregor

Last weekend,  dozens of dedicated activists gathered at the Food & Water Watch Climate and Energy Forum, hosted by The Center for Sustainability at Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ.  The event, “Building a Movement for a Safe, Healthy and Just Future” brought together many diverse partner groups from across the state, including Sustainable Cherry Hill, Don’t Gas the Pinelands, The Mother’s Project, NJ Sierra Club and Eastern Environmental Law Center, to name just a few.

The event was designed to bridge the gap between the local energy infrastructure fights, like pipelines, LNG projects and dangerous Bakken oil trains to the larger movement striving to end our fossil fuel dependence. Through networking opportunities, break-out sessions and inspiring keynote speakers, participants had the opportunity to build the skills needed to engage in all levels of grassroots organizing and to understand critical energy and climate policy making. Read the rest of this post »

November 6, 2015   Posted in: News, Uncategorized  No Comments

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