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.Â 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.
“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. Â Large scale change requires leadership by governments and corporations. Â An educated and empowered populace can put pressure on these entities from the ground up.
Join us for a special Green Drinks at Flying Fish Brewery
December 2, 2015
6p – 8p
Flying Fish Brewery
900 Kennedy Blvd, Somerdale, NJ
CelebrateÂ Sustainable Cherry Hill’s founder Lori Braunstein,
and explore the “found object” art exhibit of Suzy Sherbine
Light appetizers provided
Please Â REGISTER HERE for this Green Drinks event!
(please note December Green Drinks is being held
at Flying Fish Brewery)
December 12, 2015
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Croft Farm Barn
Create jolly holiday spirit with upcycled holiday decorations and gifts made out of aluminum cans. Â
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. Â
We will supply some basic materials, please bring your own aluminum cans and feel free to bring your own tools!Â More information about what supplies to bring will be emailed prior to the event. Â Seats are limited.
Register as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Â Please note these crafts are designed for children age 12 and up. Â
Hosted by Sustainable Cherry Hill’s Art & Sustainability Task Force
January 20, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
31 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
(FREE on street parking after 6pm)
Fed up with America’s food crisis? Concerned about toxic pesticides?Â 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
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Camden County Environmental Center
These days, we could all use a little inspiration. Welcome to the next in ourÂ SCHÂ Agent for ChangeÂ 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 anÂ Agent for ChangeÂ 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.
SCH: What is a typical day as an â€śAgent for Change” like for you?
Suzy: I begin my day pretty early starting with whatever piece Iâ€™m working on. Recently, Iâ€™ve been working with car hubcaps, which Iâ€™ve been collecting from the side of the highways over the last 4 yrs. I love the challenge of this material because itâ€™s difficult to work with but rewarding in its outcome. Also itâ€™s an ever accumulating debris that most people donâ€™t notice. Read the rest of this post »
Last weekend,Â 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.Â The event, â€śBuilding a Movement for a Safe, Healthy and Just Futureâ€ť brought together many diverse partner groups from across the state, including Sustainable Cherry Hill, Donâ€™t Gas the Pinelands, The Motherâ€™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 projectsÂ 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 »