The Midwest Climate Collaborative (MCC) is a cross-sector membership organization with the mission to facilitate the development of a coherent Midwestern response to the climate crisis through acceleration of climate action, knowledge and leader development led by a cross-sector collaboration of key organizations throughout the Midwest. 

The Midwest Climate Collaborative is currently seeking Founding members until July 1. At this time, the MCC is only accepting organizational memberships, not individual memberships.

Membership Eligibility

Membership includes Universities, NGO’s, midwestern state or local governments, and corporations. Membership should be on behalf of groups and organizations, not individuals from the community.

Member Dues

Member dues are determined on a sliding scale that accounts for organization size, type, and ability to contribute (see dues chart).

Benefits

Community of Practice Opportunities 

  • Participation in topical and regional interest working groups
  • Participation in Projects such as climate educator community of practice, climate fellowships, Midwest Climate Summit, carbon commitments 
  • Opportunities to learn and share through Collaborative wide events, webinars, newsletters, workshops, peer to peer trainings, and other networking opportunities throughout the region

Funding Opportunities

  • Eligible for joint grant proposals 
  • Eligible to propose, initiate, and lead collaborative projects funded through the MCC
  • Coordinated fundraising for Collaborative-specific collaborative projects

Collaboration Opportunities 

  • Attendance at the Collaborative’s Annual Meeting
  • Access to regular Collaborative updates and news from across the MCC region
  • Unique opportunities for students
  • Access to professional staff, who help orient you to the collaborative and connect you with fellow members or projects
  • Access to the Collaborative’s private forum where members collaborate and share resources
  • Ability to leverage the MCC Network in grant reports and proposals and include the MCC logo on the organization’s website
  • Midwest Climate resources (members can add and view database and plans)

Leadership and Influence Opportunities

  • Participation in Collaborative governance (e.g., voting in Steering Committee elections or Collaborative-wide goals and priorities)
  • Eligibility to serve on the Steering Committee 

Expectations

  • Active participation throughout the year in at least one project or governance
  • Attend the Annual Meeting
  • Participate in goal setting and share results
  • Complete the Collaborative orientation process
  • Submit an annual membership renewal form
  • Participate in the Collaborative’s private website where members collaborate and share resources
  • Share information
  • Designate a primary contact within the organization who facilitates communication and responds to inquiries from the Collaborative
  • Abide by the Collaborative’s ground rules
  • Use collaborative membership list only for collaboration and sharing, not for fundraising or other activities that benefit your organization alone
  • Nominate 2 students to serve on the student committee for 1-2 year commitment (higher education members only)

Joining the Midwest Climate Collaborative

 If your organization is interested in joining the Midwest Climate Collaborative, please contact midwestclimatecollaborative@wustl.edu for additional information

Current Members

Academy of Science – St. Louis
American Lung Association
Ann Arbor, MI
Building Energy Exchange Kansas City
Building Energy Exchange St. Louis
Capital Area Regional Planning Commission
Carleton College
Carmel, Indiana
Climate Central
Climate Action KC
Columbus, Ohio
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Earth Charter, Indiana
EnergyCare
Evanston, Illinois
Indiana University
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Kansas City, Missouri
Loyola University of Chicago
MilliporeSigma
Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Historical Society
MOST Policy Initiative
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
Northwestern University
Principia College
St. Louis, Missouri
Saint Louis Zoo
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
The Nature Conservancy in Illinois
The Nature Conservancy, Nebraska Program
The Ohio State University
University of Chicago
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Urban Land Institute – St. Louis
U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter
Washington University in St. Louis