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Environment - Land Preservation

Grant Ideas

 

Do you have a great idea for a project related to Land Preservation? Let us know what it is and we could give you up to $500 to make it happen.

 

Here are examples of other ideas we liked.

 

Start an organic community garden.
Find some space (park, church, community center, school, etc.) and obtain permission to start an organic community garden. Buy all the seeds and tools necessary—try to arrange for a master gardener to come in at least once a week to help everyone tend to their plants and learn about how to grow their own food naturally.
Help restore a local park or nature preserve.
Contact the community relations or education specialists at your local park service and ask them to come speak to a group of students about the condition of the parks and the native plants. Work with them to organize a clean-up or restoration day (i.e. rebuild trails, plant trees, etc.) of your local park or nature preserve. Or, better yet, commit to adopting a particular space (including highways) for at least a year.
Demonstrate the benefits of composting.
Buy a composting bin and materials for your school. Get a group of environmentally conscious students in your school to agree to compost for a semester. Hold informational sessions to teach the benefits of composting and encourage participation to others. Share your project with others through blogs, the media, social networking—and, perhaps, presentations to local middle schools.
Start a weekly farmer's market.
Obtain approval to use part of your school/church/mall/city hall parking. Persuade local organic groceries or farmers to participate. Promote the event and the benefits to people, and the land, of buying organic.

 

 

Tell us your idea

To apply for a grant, simply tell us about your great idea in 5000 characters or less. Be sure to summarize your idea, how it will involve others, who it will help, what effect you expect to have, when you want to start and how you expect to spend the money you're requesting.

 

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Grant requests are reviewed and responded to on a monthly basis.

 

Did You Know

  • Rainforests once covered 14% of the earths' land. Now they cover only 6% and could disappear entirely.
  • It is common for much of the produce you buy to contain more than 40 pesticides.
  • The US has lost half of its topsoil in the last 50 years.

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