Uniting the Environmental Movement

Our organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting the environmental movement with access to high quality digital services and open tool kits that use data to spark community action and improvement to the environment.  

In a climate where software and technological approaches are constantly changing, we work to empower others with the knowledge, processes, and technical capacity required to solve some of the most challenging problems in protecting and improving our natural world.

Vision:  Better data, better decisions, for a clean environment and a healthier people.

Mission:  Partnering with individuals and organizations to access, organize, and share data that inspires action that restores our environment.

Our Team

John Dawes
Executive Director/Co-Founder
Brendan McIntyre
Lead Software Engineer/Co-Founder
Erin Hofmann
Project Strategy and Outreach
Gabriel Watson
Data Journalism Lead
Zach Thrun
Software Engineer
Robbie O'Donnell
Water Data Collaborative Coordinator

Board of Directors

Ben Scheelk
Board Chair
Verna Harrison
Board Vice Chair
Anne Havemann
Board Treasurer
Cecily Kihn
Board Secretary
Chanté Coleman
Board Member
Myra Jackson
Board Member
Bill Howard
Board Member
John Amos
Board Member

Understand Our Impact

2021 Annual Report

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The Commons' staff are makers and stewards innovating at the intersection of environment and technology.