South Jersey Networking Event Provides Forum for Sustainability-Minded Community

on Feb 05, 2014

Sustainable Cherry Hill, Sustainable Jersey and Flying Fish Brewery held a networking event yesterday, on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. The event brought together over 150 people to socialize, share ideas and work together towards a sustainable South Jersey.  The location at the Flying Fish Brewery in Somerdale, South Jersey's first sustainable brewery, was the perfect backdrop to the evening.

The event featured a brewery tour and an introduction by Flying Fish Founder, Gene Mueller, who shared his experiences owning a sustainable business. Sustainable Jersey and other resource organizations that can help community ‘Green Teams’ achieve Sustainable Jersey certification were on hand to answer questions. Organizations attending included: the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, Sustainable Camden County, Cross County Connection, the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, the New Jersey Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington and Camden Counties.

“I was inspired and energized after the event. Hopefully attendees made friends and developed new ideas. Green Drinks is a force for good that helps to raise the bar for a sustainable South Jersey,” said Lori Braunstein, founder and president of Sustainable Cherry Hill. 

"Currently 35 out of a total of 37 municipalities in Camden County are registered with Sustainable Jersey and working on sustainability programs. This event was a great opportunity to give these community members a chance to learn more about each other and unite as a region focused on sustainability," said Donna Drewes, co-director of Sustainable Jersey.

 

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