COALITION FOR A
The goal of Coalition for a Sustainable Cheshire is to facilitate collaboration between local organizations, government, and citizens for implementing environmentally sustainable, culturally vibrant, and socially equitable projects that improve the quality of life for Cheshire residents.
The Coalition for a Sustainable Cheshire . . .
Brings together individuals, municipal employees, non-profits, businesses, and local organizations to share knowledge and best practices regarding environmental sustainability.
Promotes volunteer opportunities for organizations and individuals.
Shares educational resources that promote environmental awareness and sustainability.
Provides information about funding opportunities to support local projects through Sustainable CT.
SEEDING BACKYARD COMPOSTING
Support Coalition for Sustainable Cheshire's first collaboration with Sustianable CT!
Through the simple act of backyard composting of food scraps, we can reduce curbside trash by 22%, reducing our carbon and methane emissions. Support Coalition for Sustainable Cheshire’s first campaign with Sustainable CT, “Seeding Backyard Composting.” Follow the link below for more information.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A. Fiona Pearson (Co-Chair) – CCSU, Department of Sociology; Grant Writer
Karen Schnitzer (Co-Chair) – Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society
James J. Jinks (Treasurer) – Bike Cheshire, President
Anupa Simpatico (Co-Secretary) – Cheshire Garden Club, President
Joy VanderLek (Co-Secretary) – Mill River Watershed Association
Robert J. Anderson – Connecticut Department of Labor
Jennifer Dillon – Cheshire Academy, Department of History & Sustainability Coordinator
Sean Ghio - Partnership for Strong Communities; Sustainable CT
Elsa E. Loehmann – Water Resources Engineer; Cheshire Land Trust, Vice President
Patricia Mattola – SCSU, Department of English; Connecticut Poetry Society, President
Pamela Roach – South Central Region of Council of Governments
Vincent Breslin – SCSU, Department of Geography, Environment, and Marine Sciences
Danielle Ellis - Cheshire High School
Claire Loehmann - Cheshire High School
Aishlinn Parr - Cheshire Academy
We invite local organizations and corporations, both non-profit and for-profit, whose missions align with the principles of the Coalition for a Sustainable Cheshire, to be recognized as “Partners.” We communicate regularly with our Partners, sharing information about events and projects supported by our Coalition. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a partner, please contact us.
Buy Nothing Cheshire
Cheshire Chamber of Commerce
Cheshire Garden Club
Cheshire Land Trust
First Congregational Church of Cheshire
Friends of Boulder Knoll Farm
Mill River Watershed Association
Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society
St. Peter's Episcopal Church - Eco-Justice Council
The Cheshire (Pod)Cast
Together Making Change
We invite individuals who support our mission to join our Coalition as “Members.” We communicate regularly with our Members, sharing information about community events and projects supported by our Coalition.
FIRST UP FOR SUSTAINABLE CHESHIRE? COMPOSTING
The Cheshire Herald - August 9, 2020
When the Coalition for Sustainable Cheshire presented their vision to the Town Council last year, the members of the newly-formed group knew they had a lot of work to do in order to get themselves in a position to help create a sustainable town.
The Council was asked to not only adopt the Sustainable CT standards, but also appoint a team of individuals who could serve as a go-between for the Council and the Coalition during important projects and or when decisions had to be made.
Now that the sustainability team has officially been appointed by the Town Council — the announcement was made at the meeting on July 14 — the Coalition for Sustainable Cheshire can focus on its first, town-wide project; composting.
Cheshire (Pod) Cast - May 24, 2020
This episode is about The Coalition for a Sustainable Cheshire (CSC.) A new non-profit aiming to help improve the quality of life in Cheshire today and into the future. Fiona Pearson, CSC's Executive Director and Jim Jinks (Treasurer at CSC) try to keep up with your hosts and do their best to explain the opportunities and the complexities of ''sustainability.''
COMPOSTING AND FOOD WASTE
Cheshire Patch - September 23rd, 2020
Wasted food is a BIG problem. Disposing of food waste also wastes water, land resources, energy for transportation and labor costs. It contributes to the volume of landfills, incinerator emissions, toxic run off and greenhouse gasses. Composting and recycling unused organic material helps mitigate these problems.
Join Kristin Peters with the Coalition for a Sustainable Cheshire to learn how Cheshire citizens can make a difference and win their own backyard composter.
COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE CHESHIRE
Cheshire (Pod) Cast - September 30th, 2020
In this episode The Cheshire Cast speaks with Fiona Pierson and Pam Roach from Coalition For Sustainable Cheshire. A returning guest, Sustainable Cheshire wants to discuss a small step we can all take to make a huge impact on our environment...composting. Their recent efforts focus on making backyard composting possible for all through engagement and accessibility. Listen in to see how anyone can become part of an environmental grassroots movement. Saving the environment may seem overwhelming at times but the little things we do multiplied by everyone doing them can add up quickly.
“One step at time is all it takes to get you there” - Emily Dickenson
GET IN TOUCH
Contact us today to learn more about our organization or to join our coalition as a partner organization or individual member. We look forward to hearing from you!