Opportunities tilted toward the future
Looking for a senior work project site? How about a destination for an alternative board meeting? Our Retreats Program is booking groups for 2015 and we'd love to have you join us.
Come get your hands dirty and experience Camden in its fullness!
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An agent for environmental justice
CFET is dedicated to environmental development not only through changing behaviors but also through changing hearts and attitudes. We invite all who are willing and able to join us in this work of treading more lightly on the earth and its resources.
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July 20, 2015
2015 Thomas Berry Lecture
SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015. 3PM
We are excited to announce that this year's Thomas Berry Lecture will feature Mary Elizabeth Clark, SSJ, director of the Sisters of St. Joseph's Earth Center, located at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. She is also one of 25 Ambassadors across the country for the Catholic Climate Covenant which advocates for justice in our relationship to all creation. She will challenge us to move beyond aspirations to real action to live more gently on this beautiful planet. Everyone is welcome to join us, particularly educators and faith community leaders. You will get clear guidance and helpful suggestions for educating and organizing for a more loving and gentle relationship to all creation! Check back here for more information on the event. In the meantime, mark you calendars!
CFET manages about one acre of growing space at five locations in Waterfront South. Growing over 2,000 pounds of fresh chemical-free fruits and vegetables, thousands of seedlings, and hundreds of native plants these gardens serve as community gathering spaces, outdoor classrooms, and an urban connection to the natural world.
Springing from a unique combination of service, education, reflection, and relationship building, our environmental retreats are the perfect opportunity for groups to participate in the daily work and life of CFET. Come work, learn, and stay at our Center for a chance to experience the progressive, environmental change occurring daily in our neighborhood.
Eco Interns is an intensive job-training program for youth ages 14-19, which uses urban gardening, cooking, and entrepreneurship as a vehicle to develop leadership capabilities among youth. If you're a young person looking for employment in Camden please read more and contact us with any questions!
Ways to help
Our community efforts are supported by a strong base of volunteers, serving across a wide spectrum: no matter what you love to do, be it videography, cooking, engineering, story-telling, gardening, teaching, or anything else under the sun, let us know and we’ll try to get you connected.
The best advocates are those who speak with passion, those who use their own voice and pen to create a better world. Join us and lend your voice to a few of the causes we're currently focusing on.
Whether you're looking for a few extra seedlings to round out your personal garden or are simply in need of presents for the holidays, our environmentally responsible products are a great purchase. Best of all, every dollar spent in our store directly supports our programs in Camden!