Rock to Rock brings together three dozen organizations, all doing high-impact work to create a healthier, greener community. When you collect pledges, you decide where these donations go: one of these organizations, or divided evenly among all these great groups?
Rock to Rock reúne a 25 organizaciones, todas con un trabajo de alto impacto para crear una comunidad más saludable y más verde. Cuando recauda las promesas, decide a dónde van estas donaciones: ¿una de estas organizaciones, o se divide equitativamente entre todos estos grandes grupos?
Albert Schweitzer Institute at QU
Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac University will build projects in the community to connect Schweitzer's environmental legacy to the issue of food security, particularly in light of climate change. View its website.
Citizens Campaign Fund for the Environment
Founded in 1989, Citizens Campaign Fund for the Environment is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) environmental organization providing sound scientific information and research to support policies and environmental practices and promoting environmental justice and environmental education to benefit residents of New York, Connecticut, and the Nation. CCFE has successfully supported the following initiatives:
Prohibiting the sale of personal care products containing plastic microbeads
Prohibiting the use of toxic lawn-care pesticides on K-8th grade school grounds and daycare facilities
Establishing statewide Safe Rx disposal program at retail pharmacies across CT.
CitySeed Sign Up to Fundraise here
CitySeed seeks to provide access to fresh, local food for all New Haven residents. Its mission is to engage the community in growing an equitable, local food system that promotes economic development, community development and sustainable agriculture. Toward that end, CitySeed operates a series of year-round Farmers' Markets, a Mobile Market, Kitchen at CitySeed - a licensed commercial kitchen space that aims to build culture and community through education and entrepreneurship, and Sanctuary Kitchen - a culinary program that promotes the cuisines and stories of resettled refugees and immigrants to improve cultural understanding and build community.
Columbus House, Inc. Sign Up to Fundraise here
Columbus House’s mission is to “serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their personal growth and independence.” Columbus House adopted a comprehensive list of guidelines that help Columbus House reduce waste, conserve energy, roll out a recycling program and make our kitchen operations more environmentally friendly. Columbus House continues to incorporate energy efficient appliances and lighting and recently installed solar panels on our new 17 unit apartment complex, Valentina Macri. Funds raised through Rock to Rock will be used exclusively for the Greening of Columbus House.
Common Ground is a environmental charter high school, urban farm, and environmental education center at the base of New Haven's West Rock Ridge State Park. Common Ground's mission is to cultivate habits of healthy living and sustainable environmental practice among a diverse community of children, adults, and families .Visit its web site.
Community Place-making and Engagement Network (CPEN) Sign Up to Fundraise here.
(formerly the Learning Corridor- Newhallville)
CPEN is based in a section of park along the Farmington Canal Trail being transformed through partnerships between Doreen Abubakar, the Friends of Farmington Canal Trail, URI, CT Audubon, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and others.
Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation
Sign Up to Fundraise here. The CMHC Foundation -- dedicated to supporting the clients of the Connecticut Mental Health Center -- has made healthy eating, cycling, and gardening key priorities for helping Connecticut residents lead healthy lives. From 2010 to 2015, the CMHC Foundation hosted CitySeed's Hill Farmers' Market, and provided more than $20,000 in subsidies and market coupons. More recently, the CMHC Foundation has launched “CMHC Cycles” -- a program that has provided over $2000 worth of bicycles and essential safety equipment to clients, allowing them to travel safely and become more physically active.
CTCORE-Organize Now! is dedicated to building communities of racial justice freedom fighters to dismantle systemic and structural racism in the state of Connecticut. We achieve our mission through a three-pillared movement building strategy and combine local base building (through our chapters) with issue-focused statewide network building.
DESK serves people who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty by providing food assistance and services that promote health, community, and equity. DESK is committed to ecologically sustainable practices surrounding the procurement and distribution of healthy food, including the use of locally-sourced and organic foods, a robust recycling program, encouragement of reusable bags among our pantry clients, and a new composting program. As one of the largest and highest-volume commercial kitchens in Downtown New Haven, DESK produces a considerable amount of organic waste and will be using contributions through Rock-to-Rock to support our composting program.
Elm City Cycling Sign Up to Fundraise here.
ElmCityCycling is a nonprofit organization of more than 800 advocates whose mission is to make the greater New Haven area friendlier and more accessible to cyclists, pedestrians, and other users of non-motorized transportation. Keep up with the latest news through our yahoo listserv, and through monthly public meetings on the second Monday of every month. Visit its web site.
Farmington Canal Rail-To-Trail Association
The FCRTTA works to increase awareness of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail and to increase support for completing it as a continuous 84-mile non-motorized linear greenway for commuting and recreation from New Haven CT to Northampton MA. About 75% of the trail is complete, however less than half of the New Haven section is done; in concert with our partners in New Haven we are working to do so. Visit its website.
Gather New Haven
The New Haven Land Trust and New Haven Farms merged into Gather New Haven The organization engages people in stewardship and cultivation of the land for a healthier community and environment. They achieve this through land conservation, community gardening and environmental education. In 2017 we joined forces with Schooner to help kids connect to the coastline with summer camps and other coastal educational programs. Visit its website
Hamden Land Conservation Trust Sign Up to Fundraise here.
The Hamden Land Conservation Trust is a group of Hamden residents who care about open space and work to protect it in our town. We also work to educate the public about ways to promote environmental practices in their own properties. We protect diverse natural environments including forests, woodlands, wetlands, tidal marsh, and more. Our goal is to preserve what we can of Hamden’s last remaining open space parcels, to protect our forests, farmland and other natural features for the benefit of today’s families and future generations. View its website.
Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) Sign Up to Fundraise here.
(Formerly Inner City Outings) By introducing participants to the transformative power of nature, ICO serves a key function within the Sierra Club and supports John Muir's assertion that people who experience wilderness firsthand are much more likely to preserve it for future generations. Visit its web site.
Interreligious Eco-Justice Network Sign Up to Fundraise here.
Engaging community in efforts that will improve the local environment's air, land, and/or water. Food justice and sustainable agriculture. Advocating for climate justice, environmental justice locally. Leading environmental education in our community. Advancing policies or actions that will fight climate change.
Junta for Progressive Action Sign Up to Fundraise here.
The mission of Junta for Progressive Action is to collaborate with Latinx communities in the Greater New Haven area to advance the social, economic and civic environment for all, while embracing Latinx cultural traditions.Through Rock to Rock we aspire to reduce our organization's environmental footprint by increasing operational efficiencies and or upgrading site systems (e.g., planting a garden bed, installing solar panels, switching lightbulbs or appliances).
Massaro Community Farm Sign Up to Fundraise here.
Organized in 2008, Massaro Community Farm, Inc. is a nonprofit, certified-organic farm providing open space, vegetables and flowers, and hands-on education for all ages. MCF donated over 6,000 pounds of organic produce to our four community partners which help provide hunger relief around the region. Massaro has provided fresh, local organic to over 150 subscribers to the CSA and in 2012 we established a small but very successful summer camp. Visit its web site.
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven
NHS is revitalizing New Haven's neighborhoods with a holistic approach to development that merges community building with direct service. NHS New Haven buys distressed houses, rehabs them, and sells them to families with low and moderate incomes.
New Haven Bioregional Group Sign Up to Fundraise here.
New Haven Bioregional Group/Transition Greater New Haven has been connecting New Haveners to Their Life-Place Since 2005. We provide educational movies re: environmental issues with potlucks to get folks talking and knowing each other. We lead walks in the Bioregion with speakers to learn more about our life place. We have a community Garden to learn about growing food and build community relationships. Visit its web site.
New Haven Coalition for Active Transportation (NHCAT) Sign Up to Fundraise here.
NHCAT promotes walking, biking, and all active forms of transportation as healthy, safe, and environmentally friendly. NHCAT believes education should be free, widely available, and include all forms of active transportation to meet the needs of school students, residents, employees, public safety officials, and visitors in the City of New Haven. View its website.
New Haven/Leon SCP supports education and sustainable development in Nicaragua and New Haven. We are working with community leaders in Goyena Nicaragua to create a sustainable, self sufficient community. In New Haven, our New Haven Climate Movement advocates and educates to reduce climate changing greenhouse gases. Visit its web site.
New Haven Parks Department
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees is responsible for the stewardship of the City of New Haven's entrusted assets for the enhancement of the City, the enjoyment of its citizens and for initiating and conducting recreational programs and activities for all New Haven citizens. Visit its web site.
Save the Sound Sign Up to Fundraise here Save the Sound leads environmental action in your region. We fight climate change, save endangered lands, protect the Sound and its rivers, and work with nature to restore ecosystems.
Solar Youth Sign Up to Fundraise here
Solar Youth's key program elements include environmental exploration, nonviolent communication, youth-led problem solving and mindfulness. Through our Kids Explore! Kids Do! Kids Teach! program model, youth explore their natural and social environments to understand their local ecosystems, build community connections, find ways to work as a team and find solutions to the problems they encounter through hands on activities and service learning. Visit its web site.
URI is fortunate to be both part of the Yale School of the Environment and a separate nonprofit, as this uniquely positions our organization to serve as a remarkable bridge. URI fosters community-based land stewardship, promotes environmental education, and advances the practice of urban forestry. URI's Community Greenspace program works with 50 New Haven community groups to replant, restore, and reclaim the urban environment. Through GreenSkills Yale students train and mentor high school students and individuals with a history that includes incarceration by planting trees for hundreds of New Haven residents each year. Visit its web site.