About Us

To inspire, educate, and catalyze our community so that, together, we can intentionally connect and protect the planet 

The Sustainable Sharon Coalition is a group of individuals working to make Sharon a leading sustainable community.  To this end, we work with neighbors, elected officials, and town staff to promote and implement measures that conserve and sustain our community’s use of natural & other resources in order to take part in the global effort to protect our planet and distribute limited resources fairly.
 

Our Guiding Principles

  • We strive to protect and repair our planet
  • We seek to inspire, educate and catalyze our community to improve the environment locally, regionally and beyond
  • We are an inclusive organization that encompasses transparency and integrity
  • We work with policymakers to find and implement evidence-based solutions to environmental challenges

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit with all our expenses going to things like educational outreach materials, website fees, room rentals, and misc. supplies.  Donations are tax deductible.

Sustainable Sharon Coalition monthly meetings  are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM @ Sharon Community Center, Conference room – 219 Massapoag Ave, Sharon, MA

The 2018 Year Highlights

2018/2019 Board of Directors

Officers
SSC Officers are elected on an annual basis.

Cheryl Schnitzer (President)
Ellen Bordman (VP)
Ruby Gu (Treasurer)
Kathy Farrell (Secretary)

Board Members
Stuart Brown
Cherry Chun
Paul Lauenstein
John Marcus
Kathi Mirza
Bri McAlevey
Kat Nasti
Ricky Stern

Some of our past and present projects include:

Education
Trashy Book Club
Documentaries/Discussion
Open House Info Session
Green Day!
Held Public Forum about Green Community/MA State Program

Energy
Community Solar – signed up over 70 homes
Free Home Thermal Analysis
Mass SAVE Home Energy Assessments

Transportation
Safe Routes to School
Better Bike Routes
Bike Rodeos for Kids
Complete Streets Program/MassDOT
NuRides w/MassDOT
Traffic Lights at Pond & Ames St.

Trash/Recycling
Grant Application for Sharon Public Schools Recycling Coordinator
Held Multiple SMART Trash Public Forums
Tabling/Cable TV/Interviews
Weekly Composting w/ Cottage Street Students Composting Workshop
Opened Thrift Store at Historical Society

Water Conservation
Monitored Stream Flow in Beaver & Billings Brooks
Monitored Lake Levels
State and National Award Winning Residential Water Conservation Program

Other
Community Cleanup/Beach Cleanup
HEET MA – townwide gas leak analysis
Sharon Solar Network

The Sustainable Sharon Coalition was formed in 2012 by Sharon residents Nancy & Silas Fyler, Paul Lauenstein, Ricky Stern, and Lynn Wolbarst.