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.
“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.
Do you or someone in your family suffer from asthma?
Have mold or radon in your home?
Concerned about idling in your community?
Thursday, April 30, 6:30-9:30pm
Cherry Hill Public Library,¬†1100 Kings Highway North
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‚Äďboth indoor and outdoor‚Äďand call for action on climate change.
Waiting to Inhale Panelists
Dr. Poun√© 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
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-provoking 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 Gabrielle 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.
Many 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!
During this year’s 45th anniversary of Earth Day, our dozens of volunteers, leaders, sponsors and participants in the Sustainable 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!
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10am – 12pm
Come¬†join your friends and neighbors as local crafters teach you how to make some great upcycled gifts for mom or with mom!
Anyone 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.
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
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!