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Sustainability Grants

Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation 
Provides grants to support educators in developing environmental curricula that integrate field activities and classroom teaching, and that incorporate basic ecological principles and problem solving. Award: $1,500. Submit a 1-page pre-proposal before September 20.

Forest History Society. Alfred D. Bell Travel Grants
Through programs in research, publication, and education, the society promotes and rewards scholarship in the fields of forest, conservation, and environmental history while reminding people of the importance of the forest heritage. Preference is given to young scholars whose work supports the Society’s mission of linking the past to the future by identifying,collecting, preserving, interpreting, and disseminating information on the history of interactions between people, forests, and their related resources: timber, water, soil, forage, fish and wildlife, recreation, and scenic or spiritual values. Award: $950.

Pearson Education. To encourage sustainable practices on a college campus and in the community, Pearson Education will award a total of $2,500 to selected campuses that apply. What is your school doing to promote sustainable practices on campus? How has the work of an individual or group of individuals helped to reduce resource consumption, enhance the quality of the local environment, promote efficient use of energy and water, or institute “green” purchasing decisions? Deadline: November 1.

Earth Island Institute. Brower Youth Awards
These awards honor six young people in North America annually for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and environmental justice advocacy. The winners of the award receive a cash prize, a trip to California for the award ceremony and wilderness camping trip, and ongoing access to resources and opportunities to further their work at Earth Island Institute. Young activist leaders ages 13-22 living in North America are eligible to apply. Award: $3,000.  Deadline: May 15. 

Youth Venture. Environmental Grants, Scholarships, Contests
A national movement of young people who are proving that their dreams, creativity, and abilities make a positive difference to communities across the nation. The Youth Venture Grant Program provides grants to young people (ages 12 to 20) who have a dream or identify a need in their school or community, develop an idea and then, with a team, launch their own community-minded organizations to address that dream or need. Each venture team must have an Ally - a caring adult who advises the team. Grants of up to $1,000 are provided to help launch the organization. Applications are accepted throughout the year. 

Do Something Seed Grant.
For youth working to start a community action project or program. Grant money given turns ideas into action. Award: $500.
Do Something Growth Grants – For youth to create a sustainable community action project, or for a program or organization that you want to grow. Award: $500.

National Wildlife Federation.  Campus Ecology
How is your campus going GREEN? Create a two-minute video showcasing your climate action project for the chance to win $1,000 and a feature in the annual Chill Out webcast! The Chill Out competition recognizes the projects and people making a difference. Campus fellowships and internships available. Also sign up for ClimateEdu a bi-monthly e-newsletter.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Annual P3 Award
A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet. The competition will provide grants to teams of college students to research, develop, and design solutions to challenges to sustainability. The EPA will award approximately 50 grants of up to $5,000 for Phase I. Upon the successful completion of Phase I, Phase I grant recipients will have the opportunity to apply for Phase II funding of up to $90,000 for one additional year. The EPA will award approximately 10 Phase II grants. 

The Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program
Supports local community recycling programs by providing selected grant recipients with containers for the collection of beverage container recyclables in public settings such as a local park, school, office or special event.  

 

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