COALITION FOR A
SUSTAINABLE CHESHIRE

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OUR MISSION

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.

 

OBJECTIVES

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.

 

SEEDING BACKYARD COMPOSTING

Support Coalition for Sustainable Cheshire's first collaboration with Sustianable CT!

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September, 2020

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.

 
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers:

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


Directors:

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


Advisor:

Vincent Breslin – SCSU, Department of Geography, Environment, and Marine Sciences


Student Liasions:

Danielle Ellis - Cheshire High School

Claire Loehmann - Cheshire High School

Aishlinn Parr - Cheshire Academy

 
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OUR PARTNERS

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.

Bike Cheshire
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
Sustainable CT

 

MEMBERS

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.

 

MEDIA & PRESS

What's New

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NEW GROUP HOPES TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABILITY

The Cheshire Herald
February 20, 2020

SUSTAINABILITY IN CHESHIRE

The Record-Journal
March 2, 2020

CHESHIRE'S OWN POET LAUREATE? MOTTOLA WANTS THE JOB

The Cheshire Herald
March 12, 2020

 

COUNCIL VOTES TO PUT CHESHIRE ON THE PATH TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

The Cheshire Herald
April 2, 2020

CO-CHAIRS THANK COUNCIL FOR AFFIRMING SUSTAINABLE GOALS

The Cheshire Herald
April 9, 2020

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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.

SUSTAINABLE CHESHIRE

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.''

 
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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!

 
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