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Sustainability Resources

This Page Includes a Directory of Community Resources:

Non-profit Organizations

Cities, Towns, States & Beyond

Local Businesses


Thanks to Jessica Blasko, Owner of Refill Station,
for compiling and maintaining this resource directory.

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Non-profits

Non-profit

Organizations

BEYOND PLASTICS WWW.BEYONDPLASTICS.ORG

BLUE OCEAN SOCIETY (BOS) WWW.BLUEOCEANSOCIETY.ORG

 

CLEAN ENERGY NH WWW.CLEANENERGYNH.ORG

  • Mission: To promote clean energy and technologies through education and advocacy for a stronger economic future for all Granite Staters.

  • Contacts: Katrin Kasper: katrin@cleanenergynh.org

 

COAST: WWW.COASTBUS.ORG

  • Mission: COAST is an innovative leader in providing a broad range of public transportation services, connecting and coordinating a robust network of transportation options for everyone.

  • Contact: Margot Doering: mdoering@coastbus.org

 

CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION (CLV): WWW.CLF.ORG/SERVING-NEW-ENGLAND/NEW-HAMPSHIRE/

  • Mission: Protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. We use the law, science, and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy.

  • Contact: Melissa Paly: mpaly@clf.org

 

GREAT BAY NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE: WWW.GREATBAY.ORG

  • Mission: Provide place-based science, data, education programs, workshops, and technical assistance to help understand and protect the lands and waters that are the cultural and economic heart of communities in New Hampshire’s Great Bay watershed.

  • Contact: Melissa Brogle: Melissa.Brogle@wildlife.nh.gov

GREAT WORKS REGIONAL LAND TRUST: WWW.GWRLT.ORG

  • Mission: Great Works Regional Land Trust provides conservation options for landowners in the six southern Maine towns of Eliot, South Berwick, Berwick, North Berwick, Wells, and Ogunquit. A member supported, nonprofit organization, GWRLT’s mission is to conserve the value of our area’s natural, historic, agricultural, forestry, scenic, and recreational resources.

  • Contact: info@gwrit.org

FAIR TIDE: WWW.FAIRTIDE.ORG

  • Mission: A thrift store providing critical funding for the Fair Tide mission to house and support homeless households. The thrift store also acts as a resource for our housing program residents and other members of the community in need of quality housewares and clothing at an affordable price.

  • Contact: info@fairtide.org

GUNDALOW COMPANY WWW.GUNDALOW.ORG

HERO: HEALTHY RIVERS OGUNIQUIT: WWW.HEALTHYRIVERSOGUNQUIT.ORG

  • Mission: To educate and engage all citizens of the Ogunquit and Josias River watersheds to be active stewards of our rivers.

  • Contact: info@healthyriversogunquit.org

KITTERY CLIMATE ACTION NOW (KCAN): WWW.KITTERYCAN.ORG

  • Mission: To engage the community on the impacts of climate change and advocate for actions that make Kittery more resilient and sustainable

KITTERY LAND TRUST: WWWKITTERYLANDTRUST.WEEBLY.COM

  • Mission: Work creatively with landowners, citizens, the Town of Kittery, schools, and neighboring conservation organizations to conserve, steward, and enjoy the natural areas that enhance Kittery’s quality of life, now and into the future. 

  • Contact: info@kitterylandtrust.org

LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS: WWW.LCV.ORG

  • Mission: Builds political power to protect people and the planet – because our Earth is worth fighting for.

  • Contact: Emma Baughmann: ebaughmann@climateactionlcv.org

MARINE DOCENT PROGRAM WWW.SEAGRANT.UNH.EDU/VOLUNTEER/UNH-MARINE-DOCENT-PROGRAM

  • Mission: Volunteer-based effort that presents educational programs that link UNH’s research community and the public. Teach marine science to students and adults

  • Contact: Dari Christenson: dari.christenson@unh.edu

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE IMPACT COLLABORATIVE: HTTPS://SCIENCEIMPACT.MIT.EDU/ABOUT

  • Mission: A research team within the Department of Urban Studies and Planning that is developing and testing new ways to harmonize science, politics and public policy in the management of natural resources and the resolution of environmental disputes.

  • New England Climate Adaptation Project

NATURE GROUPIE: WWW.NATUREGROUPIE.ORG

  • Mission: We make it easy to volunteer for nature. Over 200 conservation organizations in New England post their volunteer experiences on our calendar.

  • Contact: Malin Clyde: Malin.Clyde@unh.edu

NEW HAMPSHIRE AUDUBON: WWW.NHAUDUBON.ORG

  • Mission: To protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people.

NEW HAMPSHIRE COASTAL ADAPTATION WORKGROUP: WWW.NHCAW.ORG

  • Mission: To assist communities in New Hampshire’s coastal watershed to prepare for the impacts of extreme weather and long term climate change by providing resources, facilitation, and guidance that enhance readiness and resilience. A collaboration of over 30 organizations.

NEW HAMPSHIRE NETWORK: WWW.NEWHAMPSHIRENETWORK.ORG

  • Mission: To foster clean, cost-effective investments and environmentally responsible policies, laws and regulations, making New Hampshire a leader rather than a laggard in addressing pollution and climate change. 

  • Contact: newhampshirenetwork@gmail.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE NETWORK: PLASTIC WORKING GROUP WWW.NEWHAMPSHIRENETWORK.ORG/WORKING-GROUPS/PLASTICS-WORKING-GROUP

  • Mission: To address the intersectionality of climate change, human health, environmental justice, waste management, and pollution aspects of plastics and the petrochemical industry.

  • Contacts: Susan Richman: susan7richman@gmail.comChristina Dubin: christinadubin@gmail.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE YOUTH CLIMATE STRIKE: HTTPS://NHAMPSHIRE.WIXSITE.COM/YOUTHCLIMATESTRIKENH

  • Mission: We, the youth of New Hampshire, are joining youth across the world in striking because the science says we have just a few years to transform our energy system, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and prevent the worst effects of climate change.

  • Contact: nhampshire@youthclimatestrike.org

NORTHEAST RESOURCE RECOVERY ASSOCIATION: HTTPS://WWW.NRRARECYCLES.ORG

  • Mission: The oldest and largest cooperative-model recycling nonprofit in the United States. NRRA partners with over 450 municipalities, businesses, and individuals throughout New England to make recycling strong through economic and environmentally sound solutions.

  • Contact: info@nrrarecycles.org

PISCATAQUA GARDEN CLUB: WWW.PISCATAQUAGARDENCLUB.ORG

  • Mission: To stimulate the knowledge and the love of gardening and flower arranging and to protect, restore and improve the quality of the environment through study, programs and actions in the fields of conservation, civic improvement, education and preservation.

  • Contact: Deb Chag: deborah.chag@gmail.com

PLAN NH: HTTPS://PLANNH.ORG

  • Mission: To foster excellence in planning, design and development of New Hampshire’s built environment.

  • Contact: info@plannh.org

PORT CITY MAKERSPACE: WWW.PORTCITYMAKERSPACE.COM

  • Mission: A welcoming and inclusive community workshop that provides tools, knowledge, and a collaborative culture to encourage the artist and maker in everyone.

  • Contact: Alex Nunn: alex@portcitymakerspace.com 

PORTSMOUTH NH400: WWW.PORTSMOUTHNH400.ORG

  • Mission: Founded to spark the city's collective imagination, leverage the talent of its multifaceted population and many organizations, and lead up to and beyond Portsmouth's 400th anniversary in 2023.

  • Contact: Valerie Rochon: valerie@portsmouthnh400.org


PORTSMOUTH SMART GROWTH: WWW.PORTSMOUTHSMARTGROWTH.ORG

  • Mission: Is a volunteer group of locals who organize and support events that encourage discussion on city planning and development.

SAVE KITTERY WATERS: WWW.SAVE-KITTERY-WATERS.MAILCHIMPSITES.COM

  • Mission: A grassroots movement of Kittery, ME volunteers who are dedicated to improving and ultimately protecting the quality of the Spruce Creek Watershed through community education and outreach.

  • Contact: Sign up for newsletter to learn more get involved
     

SEACOAST AREA BICYCLE RIDERS: WWW.SEACOASTBIKES.ORG

  • Mission: To make cycling the new normal on the Seacoast and in our culture. SABR promotes cycling as a way of life for recreation and utility for all Seacoast residents through advocacy, education, and events.

  • Contact: Matt Glenn: matt.glenn@seacoastbikes.com

Seacoast Eat Local www.seacoasteatlocal.org

  • Mission: Working to ensure the Seacoast region has a vibrant, diverse community of successful farms and food producers with an ever-expanding access for consumers

  • Contact: Morgan Morani: morgan@seacoasteatlocal.org

SEACOAST SCIENCE CENTER: WWW.SEACOASTSCIENCECENTER.ORG

  • Mission: To spark curiosity, enhance understanding, and inspire the conservation of our Blue Planet.

  • Contact: Danielle Bastion: d.bastian@sscnh.org
     

SEACOAST STUDENTS FOR SUSTAINABILITY (SS4S): WWW.SS4S.ORG 

  • Mission: Youth-led group advocating and fostering environmental progress within Seacoast communities. Supports green initiatives and works to inspire legislation that protects and rejuvenates local ecosystems

  • Contact: Loreley Godfrey: loreleyg@gmail.com Evy Douglass: evydouglass@gmail.com; Grace Webb: grace.webb373@gmail.com

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FORESTS: FORESTSOCIETY.ORG

  • Mission: Founded by a handful of concerned citizens in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is one of the country's most effective statewide land conservation organizations.

  • Contact: info@forestsociety.org

SOUTHEAST LAND TRUST (SELT): WWW.SELTNH.ORG

  • Mission: All should have the opportunity to experience the wonder of the natural world.

  • Contact: Lizzy Francheshini: lizzy@seltnh.org

SURFRIDER: WWW.SURFRIDER.ORG

  • Mission: Dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network

  • Contact: Christina Dubin: christinadubin@gmail.com

THE FABULOUS FIND: WWW.THEFABULOUSFIND.ORG

  • Mission: A non-profit resale boutique that benefits our local community. Your purchase or donation of gently used items will benefit Piscataqua Region arts, environment, food pantry, fuel assistance, animal shelter and educational organizations that our board selects each month.

  • Contact: thefabulousfind@yahoo.org

UNH SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE: WWW.UNH.EDU/SUSTAINABILITY

  • Mission: One of only a handful of schools in the nation to achieve the highest level of sustainability performance among colleges and universities

  • Contact: Jade Chalkley: jade.chalkley@unh.edu
     

URBAN FORESTRY CENTER: WWW.NH.GOV/NHDFL/NATURAL-HERITAGE/STATE-OWNED-RESERVATIONS/URBAN-FORESTRY-CENTER.HTM

  • Mission: Was established in 1976, and was given to the people of New Hampshire through a generous bequest by John Elwyn Stone, a direct descendant of John Langdon, the first governor of the state. Mr. Stone's gift consists of 182 acres of field, forest, and saltmarsh, several buildings, and the annual interest income from a trust fund

YORK LAND TRUST: WWW.YORKLANDTRUST.ORG

  • Mission: Conserving York's Natural Resources and Cultural Heritage for the Benefit of All

  • Contact: info@yorklandtrust.org

350NH: WWW.350NH.ORG

  • Mission: Our goals are to promote the use of clean and renewable energy sources and to phase out polluting and non-renewable energy sources.

  • Contact: Elisabeth Bialosky: elisabeth@350nh.org (Youth Campaigns Organizer)

Cities, Towns, States and Beyond

KITTERY, ME CLIMATE ACTION PLANNING: WWW.KITTERYME.GOV/CLIMATE-ACTION-PLANNING-KITTERY

 

MAINE CLIMATE COUNCIL: HTTPS://WWW.MAINE.GOV/FUTURE/CLIMATE/COUNCIL

  • Mission: Governor Janet Mills and Legislature created the Maine Climate Council, an assembly of scientists, industry leaders, bipartisan local and state officials, and engaged citizens to develop a four-year plan to put Maine on a trajectory to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030 and at least 80% by 2050.

  • Contact: maineclimatecouncil@maine.gov

 

NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION: HTTPS://WWW.NOAA.GOV

  • Mission: To better understand our natural world and help protect its precious resources extends beyond national borders to monitor global weather and climate, and work with partners around the world. 

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES: WWW.DES.NH.GOV

  • Mission: To help sustain a high quality of life for all citizens by protecting and restoring the environment and public health in New Hampshire.

CLIMATE RISE IN THE SEACOAST (C-RiSE) PROJECT

  • Intended to provide municipalities along the Great Bay with the resources they need to assess sea level rise and storm surge flooding. The Great Bay communities that have been assessed include: Rollinsford, Dover, Madbury, Durham, Newmarket, Newfields, Exeter, Stratham, Greenland, and Newington.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION: WWW.PUC.NH.GOV

  • Mission: To ensure that customers of regulated utilities receive safe, adequate and reliable service at just and reasonable rates.

  • Contact: Phone: (603) 271-2431

 

OGUNQUIT, ME MARGINAL WAY COMMITTEE: WWW.OGUNQUIT.GOV/283/MARGINAL-WAY-COMMITTEE

 

PORTSMOUTH, NH BLUE RIBBON COMMUNITY OF SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES: WWW.CITYOFPORTSMOUTH.COM/SUSTAINABILITY/SUSTAINABLE-PRACTICES-BLUE-RIBBON-COMMITTEE

 

PORTSMOUTH, NH CONSERVATION COMMISSION: WWW.CITYOFPORTSMOUTH.COM/PLANPORTSMOUTH/CONSERVATION-COMMISSION

  • Mission: To consider and make recommendations to the New Hampshire Wetlands Bureau and/or the Planning Board on matters affecting natural resources.

  • Contact: Samantha Wright (Chair): samantha.c.wright@gmail.com Barbara McMillan: bdorrmcm@gmail.com

 

PORTSMOUTH, NH DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS: WWW.CITYOFPORTSMOUTH.COM/PUBLICWORKS

 

PORTSMOUTH, NH HIGH SCHOOL ECO CLUB

 

PORTSMOUTH, NH PUBLIC LIBRARY: WWW.CITYOFPORTSMOUTH.COM/LIBRARY

 

PORTSMOUTH, NH SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES: WWW.CITYOFPORTSMOUTH.COM/SUSTAINABILITY

  • Mission: Being an Eco-Municipality.

 

PORTSMOUTH, NH SUSTAINABILITY & PLANNING DEPARTMENT: WWW.CITYOFPORTSMOUTH.COM/PLANPORTSMOUTH

 

ROCKINGHAM PLANNING COMMISSION: HTTP://WWW.THERPC.ORG

  • Mission: Operating as a regional government organization, the Commission serves in an advisory role to local governments in order to promote coordinated planning, orderly growth, efficient land use, transportation access and environmental protection.

  • Contact: email@therpc.org

Cities, Towns, States

Local Businesses

ARCOVE ARCHITECTS: WWW.ARCOVE.COM

  • Mission: Innovative design, historic preservation and high-performance sustainability initiatives.

  • Contact: Tracy Kozak: tracy.kozak@arcove.com

 

ECOSMITH RECYCLERS: ECOSMITHRECYCLERS.COM

  • Mission: A local, family-owned, for-profit company that collects new and used clothing, shoes, and household textiles.

  • Contact: info@ecosmithrecyclers.com

 

FORRESTKIDS: WWW.FORESTKIDSSEACOAST.COM

  • Mission: Nature experiences help kids make sense of the universe and their place in it.

  • Contact: Sarah Brown: sarah@greenalliance.biz 

 

GREEN ALLIANCE: WWW.GREENALLIANCE.BIZ

  • Mission: Showcase businesses that have the least impact on the environment, highlighting their sustainable practices and encouraging others to follow their lead.

  • Contact: Jacob Roche: jake@greenalliance.biz

 

GREEN WAVE: WWW.GREENWAVEEV.COM

  • Mission: Provides re-used EVs, Plug-in Hybrid EVs, and EV charging solutions with the vision of making more EVs more affordable for more people. 

  • Contact: Jesse Lore: jesse@greenwaveEV.com

 

MR FOX: WWW.MRFOXCOMPOSTING.COM

  • Mission: Compost Matters! We believe that the future of our planet is dependent on our communities changing small habits.

  • Contact: John Watts (Owner): commercial@mrfoxcomposting.com

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE SAVES: HTTPS://NHSAVES.COM

  • Mission: Reducing energy costs. Protecting our environment. Making the communities of New Hampshire more sustainable. Welcome to NHSaves, funded by electric and natural gas ratepayers and delivered by Eversource, Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and Unitil to make our homes, businesses and towns more sustainable and more comfortable places to live and work, both now and in the future.

 

PLASTICS RECYCLED: WWW.PLASTICRECYCLED.COM

  • Mission: To work alongside local schools, communities, & municipalities to provide environmental education. With innovative and sustainable solutions by collecting and repurposing existing plastic waste.

  • Contact: Nathan Gray: nathan@housefactory.us 

 

REPLENISH: WWW.REPLENISHREFILLERY.COM

  • Mission: Replenish is a shop, a teacher, a community builder, and a support system. Offering supplies, education, connection, and encouragement to create a sustainable, low-waste lifestyle. With us you can ditch the plastic obsession and replenish.

  • Contact: Ellen Andrick: ellen@replenishrefillery.com

SWEETPEA PORTSMOUTH: WWW.SWEETPEAPORTSMOUTH.COM

  • Mission: Moms and entrepreneurs who are passionate about recycling, repurposing, and reusing! A shop here on the Seacoast where you can buy high quality, previously loved kids stuff.

  • Contact: info@sweetpeaportsmouth.com

 

THE DRIFT COLLECTIVE: WWW.THEDRIFTCOLLECTIVE.COM

  • Mission: Repair and recreate secondhand clothing, bringing new value to unwanted basics & forgotten vintage pieces.

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THE JUICERY: WWW.JUICERY.COM

  • Mission: By using whole food ingredients, we provide our community with fresh and healthy smoothies, organic juices and good eats.

  • Contact: Alex Vandermark: alex@juicery.com Emma Ward: emma@juicery.com


WE FILL GOOD: WWW.WEFILLGOODSEACOAST.COM

  • Mission: A one-stop shopping experience offering affordable and local (when available) products from brands that share our values, producing sustainable and minimally packaged clean products.  In addition, our partners all share two or more of these important values: Certified Organic, family business, Bcorp, hand made, small business, upcycle, socially responsible, woman owned, fairtrade, cruelty free, made in the USA, and recycled material. 

  • Contact: Marla Baldassare : marla@wefillgoodseacoast.com

 

WHITE HERON TEA: WWW.WHITEHERONTEA.COM & WHITE HERON ELIOT: WWW.WHITEHERONMAINE.COM

  • Mission: White Heron is a New England based organic tea and coffee company with a Cafe, Micro-Roastery & Wholesale business.

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