Coalition for a Sustainable Cheshire facilitates 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...
Encourages collaboration between individuals, municipal employees, non-profits, businesses, and local organizations.
Creates and promotes volunteer opportunities for organizations and individuals.
Shares educational resources, knowledge, and best practices to enhance environmental awareness and sustainability.
Supports local and regional projects that align with the state-wide Sustainable CT initiative.
Provides information and support for funding opportunities for local projects.
Who We Are
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
Joy VanderLek (Secretary) – Mill River Watershed Association
Jennifer Dillon – Cheshire Academy, Department of History & Sustainability Coordinator
Sean Ghio - Partnership for Strong Communities; Sustainable CT
Patricia Mottola – SCSU, Department of English; Connecticut Poetry Society, President
Pamela Roach – South Central Region of Council of Governments
Greg Wolff - Hartford Fine Art | Bike Cheshire
Amy Velasquez - Regional Water Authority, Sustainability Lead
Cheshire Pollinator Pathway
Joy VanderLek - Director | Project Manager
Joanna deBear - Assistant Director
Youth Environment Coalition
Jennifer Dillon - Director
Robert J. Anderson – Connecticut Department of Labor
Mark Kasinskas - Forester | Environmental Planner (AICP) | Geographer
Elsa E. Loehmann – Water Resources Engineer, Fuss & O'Neill
Aishlinn Parr - Cheshire Academy
Siddhant Bhardwaj (Web Manager) - Cheshire High School
Haley Shaw - Cheshire High School