The Monadnock Sustainability Hub was formed as a merger between the Monadnock Sustainability Network and the the Monadnock Energy Hub. This strategic joining of forces allows us to better address energy efficiency, electric transportation, renewable energy and other sustainability issues with in our towns.
We are building a broad community effort as we fight for a cleaner, safer, & more resilient Monadnock Region.
Monadnock Sustainability Network (MSN) Formed in 2008
& Changed with the Times
In January 2008, a group of local, green-minded business people got together to discuss how to promote sustainability in the Monadnock region. The consensus was to focus on educating our neighbors and developing a network of like-minded individuals, businesses, organizations, and institutions in our area. From this grew the Monadnock Sustainability Network (MSN). In November 2009 MSN merged with the Monadnock Institute for Community Advancement and Sustainability (MICAS) a 501 c3 organization. MICAS, which began in 2003, conducted forums and innovative programs on topics from agriculture to energy in an effort to bring various constituencies together in pursuit of sustainability.
In January 2018 a group of citizens met to focus on reducing greenhouse gasses (GGs) in the region. This became the Monadnock Energy Hub (MEH) which chose MSN as its fiscal sponsor. MSN integrated its Community Supported Solar initiative into MEH which also supported local energy committees, transportation (electric vehicle (EV) promotion), and Solarize campaigns.
In January 2020 MSN adopted the name Monadnock Sustainability Hub (MSH) reflecting the integration with MEH. The Monadnock Sustainability Hub is focused on reducing our greenhouse gasses and making our region more resilient.