New Jersey Focus: Sustainable Cherry Hill
Sustainable Cherry Hill is an excellent local group in New Jersey advocating sustainablility:
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, happenings, legislation and grant opportunities.
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.
If you are interested in joining us in our mission to make a communal shift toward a sustainable way of life, there are many ways to get involved. From taking part in one of our action oriented task forces, to attending a monthly educational event, networking opportunity and occasional fund raiser, to offering support in the form of donations or sponsorships to simply registering to be on our email list or checking out our always fresh website, we have entry points for everyone.
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We need more efforts like this. To get involved, please go here.
They are also hiring:
Seeking candidates for outreach position
COMMUNITY GREENHOUSE GAS AND ENERGY COORDINATOR – Cherry Hill Township seeks an enthusiastic, organized, and dedicated person to serve as a part-time Community Greenhouse Gas and Energy Coordinator. The position will work as part of a team, including Cherry Hill Township, the College of New Jersey, and the US Environmental Protection Agency, to assist government, residents, and businesses to lower their greenhouse gas emissions. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a prior commitment to Green House Gas issues. Training will be provided, however, prior experience with community organizing, outreach campaigns, canvassing, energy issues, the New Jersey Clean Energy Program, or Sustainable Jersey, are a plus. The position is funded by a 2 year grant from the USEPA Climate Showcase Communities grant program. Salary commensurate with experience. Submit resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An excellent chance to get involved in a very real way in changing America's energy and environmental practices.