Nonprofit Partners 2022

Nonprofit Partners are invited to set up a virtual table in our vendor hall at no charge. Tables can include posted, downloadable documents and pre-recorded video chats and can be staffed or unstaffed, and staff can attend the COE.

Bedford 2030  
We are a community grassroots climate action nonprofit based in Bedford, NY. We provide tools, resources, and programming for local community members to take climate action and work to reduce the overall greenhouse gas emissions of our Town.

Bronx River Alliance  
We serve as a coordinated voice for the river. We work in harmonious partnership to protect, improve and restore the Bronx River corridor. Our goal is to make a healthy ecological, recreational, educational, and economic resource for all communities through which the river flows.

Cannabis Association of New York
CANY advocates for laws and regulations that support the vision of a New York cannabis industry that is restorative, sustainable, and inclusive. Its education efforts inform and empower legislators, regulators, and the public to understand issues surrounding the cannabis industry. CANY provides a united voice, technical education, industry coordination, and services to position New York as a global leader in cannabis.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is dedicated to understanding how ecosystems work. Our scientists are global experts in the ecology of: freshwater, forests, disease, and cities. Through collaborative efforts, we apply our science to policy and management that protects the environment and improves human wellbeing.

Citizen's Climate Lobby
We are a climate change organization that exists to create the political will for climate change solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power. CCL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy climate change organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Center for the Urban River
We work to advance environmental knowledge and stewardship by providing high-quality K-12 environmental education for the local community, establishing a regional hub for research and monitoring focused on Hudson River estuary and urban watershed issues, and serving as a welcoming open community space for a variety of civic and cultural activities.

Congress for the New Urbanism
Our mission is to champion walkable urbanism. We provide resources, education, and technical assistance to create socially just, economically robust, environmentally resilient, and people-centered places.

Environmental Leaders Learning Alliance
We bring together town-appointed members of conservation commissions from across New York’s Lower Hudson Valley to strengthen environmental protection at a regional level through education, cross-boundary communication, and inter-municipal collaboration.

Federated Conservationists of Westchester County
We educate, advocate and unite voices to protect the natural resources and environment of Westchester County.

Greenburgh Nature Center
Our mission is to ignite passion, curiosity, and respect for our natural world. We work on sustainability, composting & nature education projects.

Groundwork Hudson Valley
We create sustainable environmental change in urban neighborhoods through community-based partnerships that promote equity, youth leadership, and economic opportunity.

Healthy Yards
Our goal is to support the pollinators in our town, but also to raise awareness about more sustainable landscaping practices in general. Everyone is welcome to join the Pathways: individual homeowners, organizations, store owners, schools, and town-managed landscapes. We help both municipalities and homeowners to adopt sustainable landscaping. 

Hudson River Watershed Alliance
Our mission is to unite and empower communities to protect their local water resources. We work across the Hudson River watershed to support watershed groups, help communities work together on water issues, and communicate as a collective voice.

Hudson to Housatonic (H2H)
Our partner network advances the pace and practice of regional land protection and stewardship from the Hudson to the Housatonic by collaborating across boundaries to enhance the connection between people and nature. 

Hudson Valley Stream Conservancy
We work to protect and restore streams and rivers both for their ecological function and to help humans sustainably get the most out of interacting with nature, economically and recreationally. We specialize in small community streams that have been long-overlooked and work to bring them out of anonymity in their community.

Leave Leaves Alone
Informing homeowners and landscapers about the many advantages of mulching fall leaves on site.

Mothers Out Front

Mothers Out Front is founded on the conviction that there is no more powerful force for change than women mobilizing to protect their children. We know that when we come together for climate, racial, and social justice to tell our stories and share our dreams for our children, we cannot fail. 

Natural Resources Defense Council
We work to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

We combine the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of some 700 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.

New York Sea Grant
We bring science to the shore through high quality research, outreach, and extension, and with the aim of influencing coastal decision-making by science-based information and educated stakeholders. We produce Map Collections for Hudson and Long Island and have an EJ Mapping Tools webinar series.

New Jersey Institute of Technology/Technical Assistance to Brownfields

NJIT TAB provides FREE technical assistance to state, regional, county, tribal, and local government entities and nonprofit organizations in EPA Region 2 (NY, NJ, PR, & VI) interested in learning about, identifying, assessing, cleaning up, and redeveloping brownfield sites. We are planners, engineers, environmental scientists, and social scientists who have helped hundreds of communities. FREE assistance is provided through our resource center, educational forums, and one-on-one technical assistance.

One World

One World has developed character-based competency programs designed to help our youth become future-ready.  One World has spent ten years developing a character-based, award winning future-ready curriculum designed to help educators and parents meet the twin challenges of our 21st century world: globalization and rapid technological change. 

Place Initiative
We provide education and assistance to villages, towns, cities, and counties interested in strengthening themselves to become receptor destinations for climate migration.

Pollinator Pathway
Establishing pollinator-friendly habitats and food sources for bees, butterflies and birds 

We protect and restore the Hudson River from source to sea and safeguard drinking water supplies, through advocacy rooted in community partnerships, science and law.

Save the Sound
We fight climate change, save endangered lands, protect the Long Island Sound and its rivers, and work with nature to restore ecosystems.

Scenic Hudson
We preserve land and farms and create parks that connect people with the inspirational power of the Hudson River, while fighting threats to the river and natural resources that are the foundation of the valley’s prosperity.

Somers Land Trust
We conserve open land in the Town of Somers that is vital to its natural resources and historical character through the use of conservation easements and the promotion of sound principles of land-use planning.

Strawtown Studio

Our mission is to create and provide learning experiences that connect young people with the natural world through art and science discovery. As a team of artists, naturalists, and educators, we also seek to model and inspire environmental stewardship.

Sustainable Hudson Valley

Sustainable Hudson Valley’s mission is to speed up, scale up, jazz up and leverage progress against climate change, creating communities where people and nature thrive. 

Sustainable Putnam
Our mission is to develop sustainable communities across Putnam County, NY — ecologically sound, socially equitable, and economically responsible — today and for future generations.

Sustainable Westchester
We are a nonprofit, consortium of Westchester County local governments that facilitates effective collaboration on sustainability initiatives. Our goal is to bring socially responsible, environmentally sound, and economically viable solutions that create healthy, resilient, sustainable communities.

The TaSH Farmers Market

The TaSH is a destination in Westchester County: farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, artisanal breads and baked goods, meats, poultry, fish, craft spirits, farmhouse cheeses – it’s all here. May through November, more than 30 vendor stalls hug a sun-dappled, grassy lawn, where the best area musicians entertain. Kids dance and play, friends and families socialize, and everyone eats!

The Tree Musketeers
Fighting against further destruction of the tree canopy in the Town of Bedford.

Westchester Alliance for Sustainable Solutions

Westchester Alliance for Sustainable Solutions (WASS) is a county-wide effort to move our communities to Zero Waste and make Wheelabrator-Peekskill Trash Incinerator obsolete. WASS works to educate residents, communities, and elected officials about the harms of trash incineration and empower them to seek the viable alternatives for sustainable waste management that will ensure clean air and environmental justice for Peekskill and Westchester County.

Westchester Green County USA

Westchester Green County USA is a call for Westchester to take concrete action in addressing climate change. WGCU helps schools measure, reduce, and offset their carbon footprint using United Nations resources, shares best practices working with educators and environmental clubs across Westchester, and provides opportunities for schools to build resilience  by working with their local sustainability committees.