Archive for July, 2008
An editorial in the Courier Post this morning not only reaffirmed the publication’s endorsement of Cherry Hill’s Green Action Plan, it called our township a state leader in green, sustainable thinking: “When it comes to using green technology to hold down costs and shrink the township’s environmental footprint, Cherry Hill is a state leader.” The [...]
Cherry Hill has been all over the news of late for green initiatives and sustainability progress, most recently in articles spotlighting the recently adopted Clean Air Community resolution and the upcoming solar panel project.Sadly, the comments by a small group of really negative Courier Post readers way outnumber any comments by positive, forward thinking folks [...]
Guest BloggerÂ Paul Hanley, a life long Cherry Hill resident, blogs about his passion for energy efficiency. We are very fortunate to have Paul sort through the complex, often confusing world of rising energy costs and explain why the efficiency investments we make today will have huge payoffs in the coming years. This is the first [...]
Check out this documentary made by Rider College Film Students about Lawrence Township’s sustainability efforts. Ralph Copelman, Executive Director of Sustainable Lawrence, has been extremely helpful in helping SCH develop as a non-profit organization.
Tonight, I had theÂ privilegeÂ of attending the CH Town Council meeting on behalf of SCH, where I witnessed participatory government at its best! Â Mayor Platt put forth the No Idling/Clean Air Community Resolution to Town Council as a result of a partnership between CH Township and SCH. Â Fifth graders, Shelby Robbins and Brooke Godorov, as well [...]
Check out today’s article about Cherry Hill Township and SCH’s efforts to make CH a “Clean Air Community”. Please join us at tonight’s Town Council meeting at 7:30 pm to support this initiative. Also, consider writing a positive comment about the initiative on the Courier Post website. Great job Mike and Shelby!!
This morning I was invited to share a table with our partner, Recycle Bank, at the Cherry Bowl Swim Event. Â I interacted with lots of great folks in the community and educated them about SCH, NJ Clean Power Choice and of course, helped answer questions about Recycle Bank. Â Take a look at the photo of [...]
Just some quick follow up from The Cloud Institute Sustainability Education Training that Jen, Jodi and I participated in all week long! Â Take a look at the photo showing Jen holding a worm from the worm composter brought in by a fellow member of our learning community. Â Irene from Highland Park taught us about [...]
On Thursday night, SCH hosted an intimate discussion and viewing of The Story of Stuff, an entertaining, web based video about the real story behind all the “stuff” that we buy. Â After a few technical glitches showing the film, we participated in a lively and passionate discussion about sustainability. Â We had community members of all [...]
Jen Kelley, Jodi Raditz and I are participating in the second part of our year long Sustainability Education Program called NJ Learns sponsored by The Cloud Institute (www.sustainabilityed.org) and funded by The Dodge Foundation. Â We spent two days in May being inspired and enlightened by Jaimie Cloud about sustainability. Â This week, we are learning to [...]