The Southeastern Massachusetts Council on Sustainability was established by the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth (UMD) and the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) to provide education, advice and assistance on the broad issue of sustainability in Southeastern Massachusetts.
The Council acts as a leadership forum and network to connect, facilitate, support and coordinate sustainability efforts and initiatives throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.
The Council acts as a regional coordination point for targeted efforts at achieving sustainability in food and agriculture, transportation, energy, natural resources and economic development. The Council will work to unite these elements into a regional plan for sustainability.
The Council will endeavor to secure and provide technical support by identifying expertise within UMD, SRPEDD and among regional resources for sustainability efforts and initiatives throughout the region.
Council membership is open to all who wish to participate. Representatives from UMD and SRPEDD shall act as co-chairs. The Council may establish or support subcommittees for food and agriculture, transportation, energy, natural resources and economic development, or other areas as needed.