Center for the Environment

Resources and Links

Helpful Resources

We’ve put together local, regional and national sustainability and environmental organization links and resources for your consideration.


Environment and Sustainability Links




Environment and Sustainability Resources

Applied Environmental Research Resources

Massachusetts Audubon Wildlife Research and Conservation – the site provides an overview and link to their research work.

AMEND – the Archive of Massachusetts Environmental Data has a collection of environmental regulatory data and analysis focused on enhancing the use of evidence and accountability for water policy in Massachusetts.

The Alpine Network is an emerging network that seeks to explore and expand the role that New England academic institutions play in conserving the natural heritage of the region. 

MassGIS (Bureau of Geographic Information) has a wide range of digital data available for free download.

The USGS has daily stream flow condition data for a wide range of rivers and streams in Massachusetts.

MassAIR Online has air quality data and pollution levels from 19 monitoring stations across the Commonwealth.

The Massachusetts Toxic Use Reduction Act (TURA) site has information and fact sheets about  the program.

The Toxics Action Center has data and information on toxic pollutants in New England.

The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management site has a range of information and reports on coastal zone management issues.

The Essex County Community Foundation has an interactive map and directory of Essex County nonprofit organizations.

The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC) has a site that provides information on their environmental initiatives.

Local Food Resources

MassGrown Map is a site that allows you to search for Community Supported Agriculture Farms in Massachusetts.

The Organic Food Guide provides a searchable database of organic and sustainable products across Massachusetts.

The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) has an excellent resource page that includes a wide range of organic farming information and resources guides.

The UMass Amherst Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment has a site focused on organic certification and farming.

The Massachusetts Food Trust Program site has information on access to healthy food and food deserts in the State.

Energy and Climate Resources

Climate Change Clearing House for the Commonwealth – provides maps, data and reports on climate change science and decision support tools.

Climate Ready Boston – an initiative to develop resilient solutions to prepare Boston for climate change.

Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan 2020 – this site contains downloadable access to the plan.

Massachusetts Audubon Clean Energy and Climate Change – this site has numerous links to organizations and reports.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the site contains all assessment and research reports.

Environmental Spirituality

 Here are some diverse links and resources.

Plastics Pollution