- Southeastern Regional Planning & Economic Development District (SRPEDD)
- Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
- Bristol Community College (BCC)
- Green Center Mission Statement: The Green Center promotes sustainable practices in our region through workforce training and community education.
- Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts (CFSEMA)
- Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance (SEEAL)
- The Ocean Explorium (Now Closed)
Our partners are who made the Energy Challenge happen. We are very thankful for their leadership and assistance in all of our work.
Southeastern Regional Planning & Economic Development District (SRPEDD)
SRPEDD is a regional planning agency serving 27 cities and towns in Southeastern Massachusetts. We are governed by a Commission of local officials and citizens and we plan for the region’s land use, transportation, economy and environment while assisting member cities and towns to operate more efficiently. Our region is a mix of urban, suburban, and rural landscapes with a population of over 600,000 in 808 square miles.
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
Mission Statement: SEMAP is dedicated to preserving and expanding access to local food and sustainable farming in Southeastern Massachusetts through research and education.
Southeastern Massachusetts has a rich and diverse heritage of farming, with agricultural enterprises that range from dairy to vineyards to orchards, specialty herbs, and shellfish farms. Founded in 1998, SEMAP is a community partnership working to support our region’s farms.
Bristol Community College (BCC)
Green Center Mission Statement: The Green Center promotes sustainable practices in our region through workforce training and community education.
Partnering with residents, students and educators, local business leaders, and community organizations, we are working to make Southeastern Massachusetts a healthier and more sustainable place to live. Our variety of programs, whether focused on home weatherization, renewable energy technologies, or green lifestyle practices, give our participants opportunities to expand their skills and prepare for the growing job market in these areas.
Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts (CFSEMA)
Mission Statement: CFSEMA is a tax-exempt, public charity serving thousands of people who share a common concern – improving the quality of life in Southeastern Massachusetts.
At the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, we work to facilitate, advise, convene and respond to critical community issues, such as education, the arts and the environment.
Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance (SEEAL)
Vision: We see a culture inspired by environmental awareness and action. Through a network of partner organizations we mobilize community resources and increase capacity for environmental education programs and activities. We embrace an ethic of stewardship that balances human need with ecological integrity.
The Ocean Explorium (Now Closed)
Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Ocean Explorium to establish New Bedford as a center for ocean science public education, with an emphasis on environmental stewardship and science literacy.
Our site in downtown New Bedford brings the ocean alive through the Living Ocean exhibit which consists of six aquatic habitats that highlight issues shown on Science on a Sphere®. A vibrant living coral reef introduces global climate change, coral bleaching and biodiversity. Other live exhibits include scallops, New England fishes, jellyfish, anemone fishes and seahorses!