Center for Environmental Transformation

Address

1729 Ferry Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104
County: Camden
http://www.camdencenterfortransformation.org

Contact

Dr. Mark J Doorley

Grant Amount

$20,000

Program Area

Environment

Focus

Grant Details

For general operating support of environmental education, urban agriculture, and leadership development and entrepreneurship in Camden, New Jersey.

Organization Background

The Center for Environmental Transformation (CFET) is a non-profit, rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition, that directs its efforts to all people, particularly those who live in the Waterfront South neighborhood of Camden, NJ. In partnership with our neighbors, we seek to educate people into a more environmentally responsible way of living and sponsor local solutions to environmental challenges, with a focus on sustainable modes of food production.

CFET was established in 2007 by individuals from Sacred Heart Church united by common concern for the community. The proximity of a regional sewage treatment plant, a trash to steam plant and countless industries bring a huge array of health challenges and quality of life issues to the people who reside here.

In present day CFET promotes environmental justice in Camden, NJ through sustainable community development, offering innovative sustainable agriculture leadership initiatives for youth as well as green infrastructure projects. CFET received the EPA Environmental Quality Award in 2011. The center is hoping to create a model for the region in the development of food security through expanding local access to fresh, wholesome foods, native plants and locally produced value-added products alongside education about nutrition, cooking, and health.

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