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Partners help Thriving Earth Exchange connect community leaders and scientists use science to advance community priorities. We reach new communities through community-focused partners. Science-focused partners help us continually expand the types of scientists that engage in Thriving Earth Exchange projects.

Thriving Earth Exchange works with organizations of all sizes – from grassroots local groups to international professional organizations. We work with informal organizations, governments and government associations, and professional societies. We work with varying levels of formality: Thriving Earth Exchange partnerships can be initiated via MOUs or simply by rolling up our sleeves and getting started.

To explore partnering with Thriving Earth Exchange, please reach out to us directly.


Community-Focused Partners

Are you interested in bringing the latest science to to the communities you work with and serve? If you are an organization that supports communities – especially on issues related to resilience, sustainability, disaster mitigation, or environmental justice – Thriving Earth Exchange wants to partner with you.

Partnering with Thriving Earth Exchange includes:

  • A unique and specialized value to your members – you will be able to provide them individualized science-based solutions to tackle their priority issues while advancing your own organizational priorities.
  • Individualized attention that produces concrete outcomes for you and your member communities who participate in Thriving Earth Exchange.
  • Regular updates about the progress of individual projects, and materials you can use to share that progress with a wider audience
  • Access to a national network of organizations collaborating to advance local and regional issues related to sustainability, resilience, energy, and environmental equity.

In order to get the most out of Thriving Earth Exchange, we ask you to

  • Help us identify local leaders in your communities who have the energy and influence to lead change in their community.
  • Provide those local leaders with visibility and standing in your network.
  • Participate in partner events.
  • Offer or help secure financial or in-kind contributions to support our work together.

Science-Focused Partners

If you are interested in advancing community science in your institution, organization, or society, Thriving Earth Exchange wants to work with you.

About Community Science

This page shares almost everything we’ve learned about community science. Everything there is freely available and ready for reuse – please acknowledge Thriving Earth Exchange when you use them.

Apply for our Community Science Fellowship

Community Science Fellows are current and future leaders in the community science movement. They are committed volunteers who are eager to facilitate and lead collaborative, co-developed community science projects that produce on-the-ground impact in local communities. A Fellow can have any background, experience level, or location. Fellowship cohorts are launched quarterly.

Join Community Science Connect

Community Science Connect is an online forum for communities, scientists and allies to share and discuss ideas and initiatives related to community science. Start a discussion, post a response or make new connections to build your network.

Join our Events

We host regular events to share practices and strategies to promote the use of community science. Contact us to learn more.


We are happy to have a one-on-one consultation to explore how community science might work for your organization.