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
Robbie O'Donnell
Water Data Collaborative Coordinator

Board of Directors

Ben Scheelk
Board Chair
Bill Howard
Board Vice Chair
Lin Perez
Board Treasurer
Myra Jackson
Board Secretary
Manuel Merello
Board Member
MeghanMarie Fowler-Finn
Board Member

Understand Our Impact

2022 Annual Report

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