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. posted 1/15/2020