About Us


NeST (Network for a Sustainable Tomorrow), formerly known as the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition (BRSC), was formed in mid-2008 following a series of community forums on sustainability and a community visioning session.

NeST connects with countless organizations, businesses, and individuals through its events, programs, listservs, and social media.

Organized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, NeST has been working to follow-through on its promise of improving the quality of life in the eastern Southern Tier of New York State today without compromising the quality of life of future generations.

Guiding Principles

The future is more local than it is global as we transition to an ecological/complex systems model to address our challenges.

In governance, politics, and community development, we are moving toward multi-cellular, inter-locking, and adaptive living networks collaborating at ever increasing speeds to achieve well-being.

Growth is no longer the prime measurement of progress: well-being, equity, prosociality, and improved quality of life for all need to be considered as well.

To unlock the true potential for interconnection and living interdependently, it is key to create a society of stakeholders.

Wealth creation requires a multi-disciplinary approach that starts at the neighborhood/community level. Wealth creation is comprised of seven forms of wealth capital that, in addition to financial capital, include built, individual, intellectual, natural, political and social capital.

Board of Directors

Chris Burger, Chair

Tammie Nist, Treasurer

Dave Currie

Hajra Aziz

Peter Knuepfer, Vice Chair & Secretary

Robert Lofthouse

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