The South Coast Climate Change Coalition seeks to help local communities in the South Coast identify resources to address the real-time effects of climate change and enhance the environmental and economic resiliency of these communities.
The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness grant program (MVP) provides support for cities and towns in Massachusetts to begin the process of planning for resiliency. The state awards communities with funding to complete vulnerability assessments and develop action-oriented resiliency plans. Communities who complete the MVP program become certified as an MVP community and are eligible for follow-up grant funding and other opportunities.
The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) is the lead policy and planning agency on coastal and ocean issues within the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). CZM's mission is to balance the impacts of human activity with the protection of coastal and marine resources. As a federally funded coastal program with a strong local and regional role, CZM emphasizes coordination, collaboration, and partnerships to promote sound coastal and ocean management.
SRPEDD plans for the future of southeastern Massachusetts, including the expansion of economic opportunity, the protection of natural and historic resources and the development of excellent physical and cultural amenities.
Manomet builds science-based, cooperative solutions to environmental problems. Manomet’s scientists and staff work from our headquarters in Plymouth, MA, and offices located in Maine, Alaska, Delaware, Vermont, Washington, Chile, and Paraguay.
We at the Energy Challenge ask SouthCoast Massachusetts to take energy saving action today - in our homes, on the road, through the food we eat, the stuff we buy, and how we use and dispose of it. We created the Challenge to unify the efforts of individuals in our region who are already acting, and also to encourage everyone else to take action on the extremely relevant issues of energy conservation, efficiency and awareness.
The Westport Fishermen's Association continues with the same goals as when it was founded in 1983: to preserve, protect and improve the water quality and marine habitat of the Westport River, marshes, tributaries and all surrounding water.
Buttonwood Park Zoo (BPZ), owned and operated by the City of New Bedford, features a variety of animals native to Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. BPZ is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and has been called “one of the finest small zoos in the United States” by that organization.Buttonwood Park Zoo (BPZ), owned and operated by the City of New Bedford, features a variety of animals native to Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. BPZ is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and has been called “one of the finest small zoos in the United States” by that organization.
Since 1995, area residents have been turning to the Community Foundation to make their philanthropic giving as effective as possible. CFSEMA is a tax-exempt, public charity serving thousands of people who share a common concern – improving the quality of life in Southeastern Massachusetts.
With more than 125,000 members and supporters, Mass Audubon protects 36,500 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved.
The mission of the Lloyd Center is to instill a life-long respect and affection for nature in citizens of all ages through research and education; to advance a scientific and public understanding of our coastal ecosystems and the need to protect them; and to promote a legacy of natural diversity largely in, but not restricted to, the coastal environments of southeastern New England.
The Marion Institute is an incubator of innovative models for social change. We cultivate great ideas and support visionary leaders creating progress around the world. Based on the Southcoast of Massachusetts, the Marion Institute strives to enhance the quality of life for our neighbors as well, working to strengthen community, foster healthy living, and expand sustainability, particularly in the historic city of New Bedford, fast becoming one of the greenest cities in America.