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20 Organizations.

One Cause.


Rock to Rock brings together 20 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? Fundraising tips here.    Rock to Rock reúne a 20 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? Sugerencias para recaudación de fondos aqui.

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Albert Schweitzer Institute at QU  Sign Up to Fundraise here

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.

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.

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Common Ground

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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.

DESK Sign Up to Fundraise here.

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.

EcoWorks Sign Up to Fundraise here.

EcoWorks is a social enterprise that reduces waste while supporting the arts. Our mission is to promote resource conservation, creativity, education and community engagement through material reuse, waste reduction, recycling, composting and zero waste strategies. We seek to foster behavior that respects the environment and strengthens a sense of community through initiatives to repurpose items typically thought of as waste.

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 

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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. 

Huneebee Project  Sign Up to Fundraise here.

Huneebee Project envisions a world in which our youth, the community, and our environment are in mutual and collaborative relationship. Through a social enterprise that promotes transferable job-skill-building for youth, community engagement, and shared appreciation for our natural environment.

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 

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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  

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 Sister City Project  Sign Up to Fundraise here.

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.


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.

Urban Resources Initiative 

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URI empowers and supports communities in the restoration, stewardship and enjoyment of the urban forest and nature in New Haven. URI's Community Greenspace program works with 50 New Haven community groups to replant, restore, and reclaim the urban environment. URI's GreenSkills program trains and mentors 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.

The Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op (BSBC) is a community bike shop building a more equitable city by getting people on bikes. Bikes are sustainable, affordable, and build systems of change while improving health and well-being and connecting people with nature and their community. We run a bike recycling program, a tool-sharing library, and a community hub, diverting bicycles from the waste stream, training volunteers and shop users to repair them, and partnering with other organizations to donate these bikes back into the community. Visit website.

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