“The Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition , or BRSC, is a grassroots, democratically run organization dedicated to increasing civic participation through education and collaboration to achieve enduring social, environmental and economic well-being.”
The BRSC is the parent organization for the Many Hands Food Co-op. According to the official website, the BRSC is a local group that formed in mid-2008 out of a series of community forums on sustainability and a community visioning session. Hosting monthly meetings and frequent educational forums, BRSC currently connects with countless local organizations and individuals. BRSC is working to become a regional information clearinghouse to promote new and existing sustainability efforts, a source for sustainability training and education, a center for networking and coordination, and an advocacy group that builds community support for public policies which further their mission.