MEES has four active committees that inform and support our work. Please consider sharing your expertise and join one of the below committees by filling out an interest form. If you have questions regarding commitment and timing, please email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! MEES Emerging Professionals Group
MEES is hosting its first Emerging Professionals Group meeting virtually on Tuesday, June 14th from 3:30-4:15pm. This group was established in response to networking discussions and input from participants, particularly those just beginning their careers, at the 2022 MEES annual conference.
The Emerging Professionals Group will provide space for networking opportunities, sharing ideas, and addressing relevant topics related to working in the environmental education field. This committee will act as a support network for emerging professionals as they begin their journey in the field and offer a welcoming, collaborative platform for career advancement.
All community members new to environmental education are invited to join. Please bring your goals, questions, experience, enthusiasm, and colleagues!
MEES Advocacy Committee
The Advocacy Committee’s goal is to help MEES promote sound environmental and education legislation. Through our advocacy work in environmental education we aim to build environmental literacy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, protect our natural resources, improve individual health and wellness, and strengthen communities. Through MEES, elected officials at the municipal, state, and federal government levels can have access to greater engagement with peers, voters and constituents, and MEES members can have more of a voice in shaping environmental and educational policy. The Advocacy Committee discusses and facilitates ways to connect our constituents to the legislators and policies relevant to our field.
MEES Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Committee
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Committee will discuss ways that MEES can support efforts across the Commonwealth that encourage, celebrate, and build a more inclusive EE community. It will take a closer look at MEES and discuss ways to expand membership, conference and event attendance, and resource use to more closely reflect the diverse practitioners working in Massachusetts to support and protect the environment.
MEES Conference Committee