Business, Employment, & Development

Bost A Better City
Formerly the Artery Business Committee, and home of the Challenge for Sustainability.
GBos Boston Area Sustainable Investment Consortium (BASIC)
Camb Cambridge Compact for a Sustainble Future
Camb Cambridge Local First
Promotes locally owned businesses.
Intl Ceres
Promotes socially respsonible business practices.
GBos City Squares
Promotes neighborhood businesses.
Natl Commongood Careers
Intl Corporate Accountability International
NewE EarthShare of New England
Facilitates employee donations to charity via payroll deductions.
Intl Ecologic Development Fund
Intl Engineers without Borders, Boston Chapter
Intl eesi
Environment, Economics and Scoiety Institute
NewE Environmental Business Council New England
Natl Environmental Careers Organization
Environmental internships for students.
Natl Environmental Tax Reform
Intl Fair Trade Boston
Bost Foundation for a Green Future
Runs educational programs focused on greening our urban spaces through the arts, film, forums/speakers, festivals, gardening, and green infrastructure.
Mass Greentown Labs
Green-oriented start-up incubator.
Natl Groundwork USA, Somerville Chapter
Works to develop brownfields.
GBos Healthy Homes Cleaning
Intl idealist
Internships and employment opportunities in the non-profit sector.
Mass Local Green Guide from SBN
Mass Massachusetts Green Careers Conference
Mass Massachusetts Green Job Coalition
GBos Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Natl New Ecology
Community Based Sustainable Development and residential energy efficiency.
Natl New Sector Alliance
Operates fellowship programs that engage early career professionals committed to careers in the social sector.
GBos The Nonprofit Center
A nonprofit incubator
Intl Small-scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund
Intl Stockholm Environment Institute
Sustainable development research.
Mass Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts & Sustainable Business Leader Program
Natl Sustainable Endowments Institute
Promotes socially responsible investment of university endowments.
NewE Third Sector New England
Support and services for nonprofits.
Natl The Tobin Project
Transformative research in democracy, inequality and government.

Civics, Politics & Social Involvement

Camb Area 4 Neighborhood Coalition
Camb Agassiz Neighborhood Council
GBos Boston Cares
Local volunteering network.
Bost Boston Coop Network
Intl Boston IndyMedia
GBos Boston Tree Party
GBos Boston Youth Organizing Project
Camb Cambridge Civic Journal and Forum
Camb Cambridge Cohousing
News and business directory
Camb Cambridge Community Television
GBos City Awake
Promotes social impact acivities in Boston.
GBos Democracy Center
A venue which hosts a variety of civic events.
Somr Davis Area Resident/Business Initiative
GBos Department of Play
Natl Drinking LiberallyMA Chapters
A national network of Democratic drinking clubs.
Intl EarthWatch Institute
Scientific field research volunteer opportunities.
Intl Greendrinks, "Boston" and "Somerville/Cambridge" chapters
A monthly meeting of environmental professionals and other interested parties.
Mass Green-Rainbow Party, Cambridge-Somerville Chapter
Mass Grown Native Massachusetts
Intl idealist
Search for volunteer opportunities.
Mass Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters
Mass Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
Natl PIRG, MA Chapter
A federation of independent and locally based Public Interest Research Groups.
Camb Porter Square Neighbors Association
GBos Single Volunteers Boston
Somr Somerville Community Access Television
GBos Somerville Skill-share
Somr Somerville Voices
An independent, open forum for reports and opinions about life in Somerville.
Natl Volunteer Match
Search for volunteer opportunities.
Natl Volunteer Solutions
Search for volunteer opportunities in this United Way maintained database.

Energy & Climate

Natl Advanced Energy Economy
Natl American Meteorological Society
Appliance Standards Awareness Project
Asia Clean Energy Innovation Initiative
Mass Better Future Project & 350 MA
Envisioning and building a better world free from the burning of fossil fuels.
GBos Boston Area Solar Energy Association
Intl C3Enet from Clean Energy Ministerial
Global network for women advancing clean energy.
Camb Cambridge Energy Alliance
Mass Cape Wind
Mass Clean Power Now
NewE Cleantech Open Northeast
Accelerator program for clean technology startups.
GBos Climate Action Liaison Coalition
Businesses acting on rising seas.
Natl Climate Action Business Association
Intl Climate Action Network
Natl US Climate Action Network
Mass Massachusetts chapter
Bost Boston chapter
Bost Boston Latin School youth chapter
NewE Energy Consumers Alliance of New England d.b.a Green Energy Consumers Alliance, formerly Massachusetts Consumers Energy Alliance and People's Power & Light
A non-profit alternative energy supplier .
Camb Green Cambridge
Somr Somerville Climate Action
Mass Student-Organized Climate Action Network
Natl Climate Remediation Foundation
Intl Consortium for Energy Efficiency
Promotes appliance effiency standards such as Motor Decisions Matter.
Camb Green Decade Cambridge
Formerly Cambridge Climate Action.
Mass Home Energy Efficiency Teams
GBos Hull Wind
Natl Intentional Endowments Network
Supports tax-exempt organizations with alignment of endowment investments and sustainability goals.
Mass Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, formerly part of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
quasi-public agencies
Mass MA Students for a Just and Stable Future
A portion of the national We are Power Shift working to build a clean energy economy.
Mass Mass LEAN
Low-income multi-family energy retrofits
Mass MassSAVE
Low and no-cost energy conservation services for homeowners and busineseses.
NewE Mothers out Front
A coalition of mothers fighting against climate change.
NewE New England Clean Energy Council
NewE New England States Committee on Electricity
NewE New England Women in Energy and the Environment
Natl New Fuels Alliance
GBos New Generation Energy
NewE Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
Intl On Earth Designs
Promote the use of clean, convenient and renewable energy sources in homes around the world.
Natl Prometheus Institute
Conducts solar energy industry research.
NewE RENEW Northeast
Association of renewable energy professionals and environmental advocates.
GBos Science to Go
NSF-funded climate change public-awareness study conducted by the Museum of Science, University of Massachusetts and MBTA.
NewE Solar Energy Business Association of New England

(Environmental) Justice & Equity

NewE ACE: alternatives for community and environment
Camb Cambridge-Somerville for Change
Intl Dollars & Sense
The Magazine of Economic Justice
GBos Eagle Eye Institute
Hands-on environmental learning for underserved urban youth of color.
GBos Foundation for a Green Future
Intl Grassroots International
Intl New Economy Coalition
Build a New Economy that prioritizes the well-being of people and the planet.
GBos Socializing for Justice
NewE Toxics Action Center
Provides support for neighborhood groups fighting pollution.
United for Justice with Peace
A coalition of peace and justice organizations in Greater Boston.
Worker-Owned and Run Cooperative Network of Greater Boston

Flora & Fauna

Intl Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
NewE Harvard Museum of Natural History
Mass Massachusetts Horticultural Society
NewE New England Aquarium
NewE New England Wild Flower Society
GBos Zoo New England's Franklin Park & Stone Zoos

Food & Gardens

GBos Boston Area Gleaners
Bost Boston Food Forest Coalition
GBos Boston Food Swap
GBos Boston Food System email discussion group.
GBos Boston Local Food Festival
GBos Boston Organics
Home delivery of organic produce.
Bost Boston Public Market
Bost Boston Vegetarian Society
Camb Cambridge Winter Farmers Market
Intl City Agriculture blog
Bost City Growers
We work with our community partners to secure land in the city for growing food.
Camb CitySprouts
Schoolyard gardens
GBos Clover Food Lab
Vegetarian fare with a sustainable flare
GBos Cuisine en Locale
Locally sourced catering and subscription-based prepared meals from CSA.
Bost Daily Table
Non-profit grocery store striving to reduct food waste.
Camb evoo
New American cuisine featuring local and organic ingredients.
Mass Department of Agriculture
Maintains several resources including the Massgrown map.
GBos Edible Boston
A quarterly magazine, "Celebrating the Abundance of Local Foods, Season by Season."
GBos Equal Exchange
A fair trade importer of organic coffee, tea, sugar, and chocolate.
GBos EverGreen Delivery
Bike delivery of local food.
NewE Fair Foods
A food rescue organization dedicated to providing surplus goods at low or no cost to those in need.
NewE Farm to Institution New England
GBos Food for Free
GBos Boston chapter of Food not Bombs
GBos The Food Project
Organic produce grown by local youth
Mass Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts
GBos Green City Growers
GBos The Green Dragons
Combines training in martial arts with organic gardening to improve student health.
Natl Green Restaurant Association
GBos Harvest Co-op
A cooperatively owned supermarket.
Camb Henrietta's Table
Local, organic food restaurant
Higher Ground Farm
A rooftop farm in Boston's Innovation District
Camb Kendall Square Farmers' Market
Bost Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition
GBos Massachusetts Farmers' Markets
Mass the MOVE
Connecting folks hands-on with fresh food, and with the labor and land that sustain us.
NewE New England VegFest
Mass New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and the Beginning Farmer Network of MA
NewE Northeast Organic Farming Association
MA NOFA maintains a list of CSAs (local farms that offer product subscriptions).
Intl Oxfam America
Natl Real Food Challenge
Student activism for a fair, healthy and green food system.
NewE red tomato
Promotes and sells locally grown and fair-traded produce.
Bost ReVision Urban Farm
GBos Somerville Yogurt Making Co-op
GBos Something GUD
Home delivery of local, organic foods.
Bost Urban Hydr-O Farmers
GBos Taco Party
Vegetarian food truck.
Camb The Table at Season to Taste
Farm to table restaurant.
Camb Veggie Galaxy Diner
GBos WaterSHED
Online grocery shopping for locally sourced goods.

Other & General

Intl Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
Middle Eastern environmental studies and research program.
Natl Beyond Benign
Green chemistry education advocacy.
Bost Boston Green Academy
Environmentally themed charter school.
GBos Boston GreenScence (defunct?)
Local environmental events coverage.
Bost Boston Green Schools
Sustainability in Boston Public Schools
GBos Boston Skillshare
Natl Boston University Superfund Research Program
Bost Cambridge Camping
Runs a variety of daycamps for local youth.
GBos Common Boston
Natl Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence
Connecting designers and the public for more vibrant, sustainable and equitable communities.
NewE Conservation Law Foundation
Intl Earthos Institute
Dedicated to creating new lifestyles informed by scientific feedback to create truly sustainable communities.
Mass Environmen Massachusetts
Formerly part of Environmental Action
Intl Environmental Defense Fund
GBos e Inc. - The Environmental Learning & Action Center
Natl Environmental League of Massachusetts is the MA Chapter of the National Wildlife Federation
NewE Acadia Center
Formerly Environment Northeast
Natl Green Corps
Not affiliated with, but similar to, AmeriCorps/City Year: trains environmental organizers.
Natl The Green Life
Helps consumers make effective environmental decisions about the way they consume and the companies they support.
Natl LEAP Organics
Organic toiletries
Natl Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Natl National Environmental Law Center
Dedicated to enforcing anti-pollution laws.
Natl Second Nature
Advocates for more environmentally responsible higher education.
Mass Secretary's Advisory Group on Energy and Environmental Education
Natl Sierra Club, MA Chapter
Mass Silent Spring Institute
Researches pollution and women's health.
Intl Tellus Institute
Research and action for a global civilization of sustainability, equity and well-being
Natl Union of Concerned Scientist
Mass U.S. Green Building Council, MA Chapter
GBos Youth Enrichment Services
Outdoor sports to foster life-long respect for self, others, and the environment.

Open Space & Parks

GBos Alewife Neighbors
GBos Alewife Study Group
Bost Arboretum Park Conservancy
Bost Arnold Arboretum
Natl Audubon Society, MA Chapter
Works to protect habitat, especially that of birds, and has a sanctuary in Boston.
NewE Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston Chapter
The AMC promotes the protection and enjoyment of the Northeast outdoors.
GBos Bay Circuit Alliance
A coalition promoting Boston's "outer emerald necklace."
Bost Beacon Hill Garden Club
GBos Boston Green
Map of openspaces in Greater Boston searchable by name, location and activity from MAPC.
GBos Boston Greenbelt
Bost Boston HarborWalk
The Harbor Walk is a path connecting numerous parks and other features on the waterfront.
Bost Boston Natural Areas Network
Works to preserve, expand and improve urban open space through community organizing.
Bost Boston Park Advocates
Bost Boston Schoolyard Initiave
Replacing asphalt, greening Boston's schoolyards.
Mass Conservation and Recreation Campaign
Campaigns for the adequate funding and maintenance of public lands.
Mass Ducks Unlimited, MA Chapter
Wetland and waterfowl conservation.
Bost The Emerald Necklace Conservancy and its Youth Leadership Green Team
Works to preserve Frederick Law Olmsted's legacy.
Bost The Esplanade Association
Advocates for the maintenance and enhancement of Boston's riverfront park.
Bost Fenway victory Gardens
Bost The Forest Hills Educational Trust
GBos Franklin Park Coalition
Camb Friends of Alewife
GBos Friends of the Blue Hills
GBos Friends of Belle Isle Marsh
GBos Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation
Bost Friends of the Public Garden
Bost Friends of Ringgold Park
Bost Garden Club of America, The Boston Committee of
Bost The Garden Club of the Back Bay
Bost Geneva Cliffs Urban Wild
Intl International Pernambuco Conservation Initiative USA
Dedicated to the conservation and sustainable use of Caesalpinia echinata, Brazil's nationaltree, commonly known as pau brasil or pernambuco.
Mass Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition
GBos Middlesex Conservation DistrictMA Association of Conservation Districts
Bost Mount Auburn Cemtery
NewE Northeast Wilderness Trust
NewE New England Forestry Foundation
Intl New Root
Supports the restoration and conservation of forest ecosystems and education.
Intl RainforestMaker
Bost Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Bost Thompson Island Outward Bound
Natl The Trust for Public Land
Mass The Trustees of Reservations
Preserves open space through acquisition and conservation restrictions.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

MIT Reuse
The original electronic forum to exchange/discard free goods, and its clones:
Natl Excess Access
Intl Freecycle
GBos Greater Boston Reuse
GBos Bootsrap Compost
Commercial and residential composting with an emphasis on human-powered and public transit logistics.
GBos Boston Building Resources formerly Building Materials Resource Center
Accepts donated new and used building materials and sells them at a deep discount.
GBos Boston Recycling Coalition
Natl Buffalo Exchange
New & Recycled Fashion
Recycling and composting cooperative
Intl Clean Air Task Force
Intl Clean Production Action
Promotes green chemicals and sustainable materials with GreenScreen and the Chemical Footprint Project
GBos Cradles to Crayons
Cradles to Crayons serves homeless and low-income children.
Intl Trashwiki
Community dumpster diving guide.
Natl E4theFuture
Works to advance clean, efficient energy solutions for residential customers.
GBos Earthworm Recycling
Non-profit recycling and reuse.
Natl eRideShare
Carpool matching bulletin board.
NewE The Furniture Trust
Reinvests your unwanted office furnishings back into your community.
Camb The Garment District
NewE greenGoat
Building material recovery
GBos Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Building material recovery.
Natl Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse
Promotes the development and use of safer chemicals and products.
Camb Keezer's
Classic clothing
Mass MassRecycle
GBos MIT Furniture Exchange
Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management
NewE Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
Natl Product Stewardhsip Institute
Mass RecyclingWorks Massachusetts
NewE REquipment: getATstuff via MassMATCH
Assistive Technology Exchange
NewE Reuse Marketplace
An exchange for businesses, governments and non-profits to exchange surplus goods
GBos Second Chances
Clothing for people in need.
Intl Seeding Labs
Promotes the reuse of laboratory equipment.
GBos Second Time Around
Fashion consignment shops.
GBos SoilCycle
Door to door composting service, formerly of Ground Work Somerville
Somr Somerville Bike Kitchen
Public access bike garage
Somr Somerville Tool Library
Mass Toxics Use Reduction Initiative


GBos 128 Business Council Shuttles
NewE AltWheels
Sustainable transportation advocacy.
Mass Association for Public Transportation: MA Assoc. of Railroad Passengers
GBos Bay Circuit Alliance
Works towards the completion of a circum-Boston path and greenway.
GBos Bay State Sunway
Solar-powered tramway proposal.
Natl Better World Club 2298 Mass. Ave.
Green car insurance and roadside assitance for bicycles.
Natl Bicycle Benefits
Retailer discounts program to promote the use of bicycles and bike helmets
Intl Bikes not Bombs
A Roxbury based bicycle advocacy group that also refurbishes and donates bicycles.
GBos Boston Biker
Boston bicyclist bloggers.
GBos Boston Bike Party
Monthly themed social rides
GBos Boston Cyclists Union
GBos Bridj
Custom shuttle service.
Camb Cambridge Bike Tours
GBos Cambridge Green Streets Initiative
Promotes monthly auto-free days, particularly for school children.
GBos Charles River Wheelmen
A social bicycling club.
An interesting proposal for the Allston/Brighton/Cambridge area.
Intl Critical Mass (alternate), Boston Chapter
Promotes bicyling and other human powered transportation.
Mass Environmental Insurance Agency
Green car insurance from CLF Ventures
Camb EZRide shuttle
North Station - East Cambridge - Cambridgeport
Bost Fairmount/Indigo Corridor Collaborative
Foster sustainable development in neighborhoods underserved by public transit.
GBos Friends of the Community Paths
Intl Health Effects Institute
Conducts research on transit and non-transit related air pollution.
GBos Hubway
Bike share
GBOS LivableStreets Alliance
Promotes a hollistic approach to urban transit and street-scape/-life.
GBos LMA Shuttle
Harvard - MIT - Longwood Medical Area
GBos Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority
Mass Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition
Mass MassRIDES
MassDOT commuting resource.
Mass Massachusetts Smart Growth
GBos Metro Pedal Power
Bike-based hauling and delivery service.
GBos Minuteman Bikeway
NewE New England Mountain Bike Association
GBos PlanetTran
A taxi company with an all-hybrid fleet offering service to/from Logan airport.
Somr Somerville Bike Kitchen
Somr Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership
Mass Transportation for Massachusetts
Advocates for fair and wise spending of transportation funds in support of safe, convenient, and affordable transportation for everyone.
Camb Travel Responsibility Outreach & Mentoring Project
T Riders Union
GBos Walk Boston
Promotes walking for transportation and recreation..
GBos Zipcar
A subscription car sharing service.


Natl BeCause Water
Provides solutions to water-related environmental, health, and economic problems.
GBos Boston Harbor Now formerly The Boston Harbor Association & The Boston Harbor Island Alliance
GBos The Charles River Conservancy
GBos Charles River Watershed Association
Natl Clean Water Action
Mass commonwaters
Massachusetts Watershed Coalition.
Natl Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc
Camb Friends of Fresh Pond
GBos Massachusetts Bays Estuary Association
Runs the Think Again. Think Blue. campaign.
Mass Massachusetts Rivers Alliance
GBos Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
Manages the sewer and drinking water supply for much of Eastern Massachusetts.
GBos Mystic River Watershed Association
Intl Ocean River Institute
Connecting local stewardship with global support.
GBos Save the Harbor / Save the Bay
NewE Soil & Water Conservation Society, Southern New England Chapter

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