The Environmental Mediation Center (EMC) is a non-profit organization that designs and administers environmental and agricultural dispute resolution programs. The EMC administers the United States Department of Agriculture’s certified mediation programs for Vermont, New Hampshire, and Hawaii. The EMC specializes in working with diverse stakeholders on challenging policy issues involving agriculture and the environment. The EMC also designs and administers environmental dispute resolution programs utilizing mediation screening for governmental and regulatory permitting bodies.
The EMC was formerly known as the New England Environmental Policy Center (NEEPC). NEEPC’s projects included Integrating Mediation Into Land Use Decision Making (conducted with the Consensus Building Institute and funded by the Windham Foundation, JAMS Foundation, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Orton Foundation), a study of Long Distance Transportation of Dioxins (funded by the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trusts and the John Merck Fund) and Establishing Forest Certification Standards (funded by the Ford Foundation, SURDNA Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Foundation and others).