The Concord Greenspace Coalition is a grassroots, all-volunteer, NH Domestic Non-Profit organization advocating for smart growth, equitable development and local climate action in Concord, New Hampshire. "Smart growth" covers a range of development and conservation strategies that help protect our health and natural environment, and make our communities more attractive, equitable, and financially resilient. We work to ensure a thriving city and healthy environment for generations to come. Check out our initiatives below!
The Coalition was born in April 2022 when residents from all over Concord came together to oppose the City's long standing Langley Parkway Extension Phase 3 plan. We called the movement "Parks Not Parkways". The overwhelming response to this initiative inspired the Coalition to continue to protect and promote green spaces in Concord by advocating for equitable, smart, sustainable development and local climate action. We take on projects that fit with at least two out of our three mission priorities: smart growth, equitable development, and local climate action. Concord Greenspace is an official chapter of Strong Towns. Please join us!
We envision a Concord in which all residents in all neighborhoods can enjoy living in a city that is healthy, safe and thriving.
Concord Greenspace and its members act with, and are guided by, the following values:
Integrity - Acting with strong ethics is a priority for everyone representing the Coalition as well as the Coalition’s behavior as a whole.
Honesty - It’s not just the best policy. It’s a core practice to act in a transparent and trustworthy manner that earns the respect of all.
Fairness - Treating everyone with the common decency we all deserve and expect.
Inclusion - The Coalition will succeed by bringing different lived experiences and a range of backgrounds into a shared environment where everyone has equal voice.
Humility - No one has all the answers. A culture of continuous learning is a bedrock principle of our Coalition.
Collaboration - When people work together, they can create something greater than themselves as individuals. The Coalition eagerly partners with other community stakeholders.
Passion - The Coalition takes joy in the work we do and also in the people around us. Together we can be bold, innovative, and creative advocates for our mission.
"Change happens when ordinary people show up with compassion and courage."