Our Community continues to expand our local and regional connections and common aspirations with the following organizations and groups, committed to a sustainable and just world, through ongoing mutually supportive projects and networking.
Blue Hills Trailside Museum / Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon protects more than 38,000 acres of land through out Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. As Massachusetts’ largest nature conservation nonprofit, we welcome more than a half million visitors a year to our wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers. From inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms, we believe in protecting our state’s natural treasures for wildlife and for all people—a vision shared in 1896 by our founders, two extraordinary Boston women.
Brookwood Community Farm is a working farm located in Milton and Canton, MA. Brookwood Community Farm’s mission is to build a farm-centered community that members call their own. Farm members are united by a shared passion for sustainable agriculture, fresh local food, and a commitment to increasing access to healthy food. Brookwood grows food sustainably for members through a community supported agriculture (CSA) model, provides on-farm educational and community-building opportunities, and actively supports food access projects.
The Milton Change Makers is an alliance of 10 progressive groups with members in the Milton and Mattapan communities. Many have been long established,others more recently formed, some in response to the countries shift in leadership and regressive agendas. We started organizing in 2017 with the purpose of both coordinating and promoting progressive efforts towards change in our communities and in our local, state and federal governments. This website contains a directory of all 10 organizations, with descriptions and contact information for each, and a link to our community calendar of events involving these progressive organizations.
Neponset River Watershed Association
The Neponset River Watershed Association is a grassroots,member-supported conservation group working since 1967 to clean up and protect the Neponset River, its tributaries and surrounding watershed lands.Our goal is a clean, healthy, accessible river and watershed, from the smallest headwater stream to the wide-open brackish water of the estuary. The River has come a long way from its days as a severely polluted industrial river.Today, most streams in the Neponset River system meet swimmable standards during dry weather, and much of the river has been opened up for canoeing, bike paths and waterfront parks.
Sustainable South Shore was started in 2004 in Hull, MA and engages in:
Creating a vision of a sustainable-community; Research and analysis; Developing consensus through education, publicity,discussion, and events; Initiating, supporting, and implementing sustainable projects, including sustainable air, water, energy, and bio-system projects; Endeavoring to practice principles of global sustainability in our own lives. We seek common ground, helping people feel deeply connected to Earth, knitting together individuals, families, groups and institutions, and creating the emotional and spiritual support of true human community to achieve sustainability. (Chapter of MCAN since 2004)
The Mary M. B. Wakefield Charitable Trust promotes life-long participatory learning using the land and resources of the Wakefield estate.Through collaborative partnerships with schools and community organizations,the Wakefield Trust carries out this mission through providing educational opportunities, tours, presentations, workshops,hands-on training, internships and other programs covering a variety of subjects, including local history, ecology, horticulture, agriculture, archival work and historic preservation.