Geology in the Public Interest

Geology in the Public Interest is a Seattle-based 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to enhance and expand applications of geoscience in service of the common good and to aid in local and regional efforts to advance resilience and sustainability.

We seek to apply our skills to further the common good and enable the resolution of environmental and societal challenges, including those resulting from the impacts of climate change, that may not be addressed otherwise. We do this by:

  • Building bridges to further collaboration between geoscientists and other disciplines,
  • Working to enrich public understanding of the earth sciences and how they can be utilized at the grassroots level to protect future generations,
  • Advising resource-poor communities on measures they can take to advance their resilience and sustainability, particularly those communities that live with a legacy of natural resource exploitation, and
  • Facilitating the judicious application of geoscience and geoengineering where they can make a significant impact in mitigating environmental and human impacts.