Thriving Earth Exchange

AGU's Thriving Earth Exchange advances community solutions. We help scientists, community leaders and sponsors work together to solve local challenges related to natural resources, climate change and natural hazards. There are two ways to engage for:

How It Works

There are four essential steps to take a community science project from idea to implementation.

Project Update Granite City, IL

Engaging community members in monitoring and improving air quality

Granite City Official Image

Scientist Wanted Brookline, MA

Vulnerability to heat extremes


Scientist Wanted Jackson, WY

Best practices in managing nutrient flows


Project Update Washington, District of Columbia

Options to mitigate extreme heat


Scientist Wanted Columbia, MO

Overall environmental impacts of potential lime residual discharge into the Missouri River


Project Update Oakland, CA

Developing Climate Change Resilient Storm Water Management Systems

"Downtown Oakland Morning Skyline "

Scientist Wanted Sri Lanka

Exploring Environmental Factors that Contribute to Increased Incidence of Chronic Kidney Disease

Sarvodaya Challege Image

Project Update Pamir Mountains

Using Climate Data to Adapt Local Agricultural Calendars

Picture 1

Project Update Taking Neighborhood Health to Heart

Denver Neighborhoods and a PhD Student Are Investigating Indoor Air Quality Concerns

Taking Neighborhood Health to Heart (TNH2H), a collection of five Denver neighborhoods, used the Exchange to further their vision of a healthy neighborhood and build on their 15 years of experience working with public health researchers by looking at the connection between environment and human health. To explore the connection between environmental and human health in their neighborhoods, TNH2H leaders used the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting to meet with over 80 geoscientists. Based on these discussions, TNH2H Community leaders connected with a team of Denver-area atmospheric scientists and civil engineers to develop a community air-quality program.

Project Update Support Eugene's 350 Carbon Budget

An AGU Scientist Helping to Set Local Emission Targets Consistent With 350ppm Globally

Official Eugene image

Project Update Nepal

Filters for Families bringing safe water to Nepal


Explore the Latest

2015 AGU Fall Meeting

The Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) will be organizing two events at the AGU Fall Meeting to practice and inspire partnerships, co-design and community science.

Discover All Projects

Peruse or download a list of active and upcoming TEX projects. Each project connects scientists with communities to solve local challenges related to natural resources, climate change or natural hazards.

Matching Communities and Scientists

Learn how the Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) matches communities with a scientific partner to design and develop solutions to real-world local challenges.

Sharing Solutions

The Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are collaborating to use cloud-computing and Earth and space science to advance community solutions.