Start a Thriving Earth Exchange Project

Thriving Earth Exchange projects start with community priorities, and any community can start a project with us. Communities of any size from around the world are encouraged to submit a local priority, issue and/or project idea related to natural hazards, natural resources, or climate change. (See current and former projects here.) All we ask is that you commit the time and energy needed to work hand-in-hand with a volunteer scientist. Projects are supported by specially trained staff and Community Science Fellows, and typically conclude within 6-18 months.

Getting Started

Please use the form below to provide us with baseline information about your community. Once we hear from you, a Thriving Earth Exchange staff member will reply to discuss how we can get started.

Note: Prior to engaging with Thriving Earth Exchange, all communities are asked to read and consent to two documents. Should you have any questions regarding these documents or their contents, please don’t hesitate to contact

Timeline and Application Deadlines

Thriving Earth Exchange launches projects quarterly. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and early applications receive priority for each cohort.

If you plan to apply for a project, but cannot yet submit an application, please let us know so that we may plan accordingly.

Project Launch    Application Deadline
December 2019 November 1, 2019
March 2020 TBA



Start a Thriving Earth Exchange Community Science Project

  • We will define the project further during the scoping stage. Thriving Earth Exchange projects seek to advance local priorities related to climate change, natural hazards and natural resources.
  • Examples may include interest or engagement by the public, municipal agencies, partners, community interest groups, etc.
  • Are you working towards a grant? Are there political or public safety issues in play? Is there a near-term mandate approaching? etc.
    We are currently actively considering communities interested in starting in either Dec. 2019 or March 2020.
  • Consent

    All communities participating in Thriving Earth Exchange Projects are asked to read and acknowledge two documents. Please email with any questions or concerns.