About Thriving Earth Exchange

Our Mission

Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) helps communities leverage Earth and space science to build a better future for themselves and the planet. TEX does this by bringing together Earth and space scientists and community leaders and helping them combine science and local knowledge to solve on‐the‐ground challenges related to natural hazards, natural resources, and climate change. By 2019, Thriving Earth Exchange will launch 100 partnerships, engage over 100 members, catalyze 100 shareable solutions, and improve the lives of 10 million people. Through the Thriving Earth Exchange, local leaders and Earth and space scientists will create resilient communities that enrich the Earth. Working together, we will create solutions for the planet, one community at a time.




Our Collaborators

Thriving Earth Exchange has partnered with 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, to bring the scientific expertise of AGU members to cities working on resilience issues across the globe.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Thriving Earth Exchange are collaborating to use cloud-computing and Earth and space science to advance solutions to community challenges related to natural resources, climate change and natural hazards.


MIT’s Climate CoLab hosts online discussions and builds collaborations to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address global climate change and promote community science. 


Thriving Earth Exchange and Experiment work together to raise funds for projects that advance community science, and promote crowd-funding as a viable funding mechanism. 


ICLEI USA and Thriving Earth Exchange work to advance both knowledge and practices contributing to resilient communities within ICLEI’s network of partner cities, helping to mitigate the impact of climate change or natural hazards. 


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The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has partnered with TEX to identify areas where Earth and space science expertise can support ICMA member cities from around the world. 


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Thriving Earth Exchange and Stratiscope work to identify and secure local civic partners who are facing challenges in the areas of natural hazards, natural resources, or climate change, and prepare scientists for working hands-on with communities.  


The Union of Concerned Scientists works together with TEX to promote community science as an important component of scientific solutions to our planet’s most pressing problems. 


U.S. Water Partnership has partnered with TEX with the goal of helping AGU members contribute their scientific expertise to real-world water solutions all over the planet. 



Thriving Earth Exchange is collaborating with the Environmental Protection Agency through the College/Underserved Community Partnership Program (CUPP) to help provide vital technical assistance to small communities through college and university partnerships. 


Meeting of the Minds has partnered with TEX to help bring together urban sustainability and technology stakeholders and gather them around a common platform in ways that help build lasting alliances.

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AGU galvanizes a community of Earth and space scientists that collaboratively advances and communicates science and its power to ensure a sustainable future. To advance its mission and community science, AGU launched the Thriving Earth Exchange.