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Call for proposals for community-based project
Greenbuild (the US Green Building Council's annual conference) will take place in Atlanta in November, and leading up to the conference they will work with a community on a "legacy project" which continues to serve the community long after the attendees from Greenbuild have departed. Past projects include a garden for high school students in environmental sciences and science outreach in Chicago, a space to create and problem solve utilizing S.T.E.A.M. curricula while reusing discarded safe manufacturing materials in Los Angeles, an interactive playground in Philadelphia, a new urban food studio in Washington, D.C., and a green building technology training program for young people considering trades’ work in Boston.
2019 Greenbuild Host Committee is inviting proposals for the Greenbuild 2019 Legacy Project, which will include a minimum of $10,000 as seed funding with the potential for additional contributions, including labor/services, materials, and/or additional fundraising to support the execution of the selected project.
Questions are due February 8, and proposals are due March 1.
They're looking to fund a project that is permanent and enduring, with a detailed plan for community support; impacts multiple communities; recognizes voices not traditionally a part of discussions regarding environmental justice; deliver measurable carbon drawdown either directly, or indirectly through education, training, or community outreach; and have zero negative impact (e.g. zero waste, cash positive to a community, zero energy) on the community and larger environment.
More info here: https://www.greenbuildexpo.com/en/community/legacy-project.html