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Working with Others

The Environmental Cooperative strives to engage people in conservation issues using a trans-disciplinary approach. We work with and support a variety of local and regional organizations and networks to facilitate a diverse, holistic approach to environmental conservation and education.

Some of our current affiliates and collaborators include:

The Environmental Monitoring and Management Alliance (EMMA)

As a partner and coordinating member, we hope to enhance monitoring efforts at Vassar and inform land management and conservation in the region. The EMMA coordination office is located in the Vassar Barns.

Student Conservation Association (SCA)

SCA’s mission to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. The Hudson Valley Regional Corps offices are housed in the Vassar Barns.

On campus affiliates and collaborators

Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve

Office of Sustainability

Facilities and Operations 

Office of Community Engaged Learning (CEL)

Environmental Research Institute (ERI)

Wimpfheimer Nursery School (WNS)

Asprey Center for Collaborative Approaches to Science (CCAS)

Powerhouse Theater

Community affiliates and collaborators

Poughkeepsie Farm Project (PFP)

Hudson River Housing (HRH) – Middle Main Initiative

The Art Effect

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC)

City of Poughkeepsie

Mid-Hudson Heritage Center

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (MHCM)

Hudson River Estuary Program

Scenic Hudson

College Hill Revitalization Committee

Unity and Hope Summer Camp - Hispanic Heritage Committee