Environmental Sustainability Projects

Read about grantees who have received funding for their Environmental Sustainability project from a Pollination Project grant.

Blair Butterfield, Sunrise Community Garden to Market

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2017-04-27T07:52:48+00:00

Sunrise School of Miami has one of the most unique gardening programs that is fully integrated into the children's classrooms and homes by offering a complete garden to market initiative. The children learn throughout the program an appreciation of seed propagation, plant needs, soil building, pollinators, beneficial insects and general [...]

Mercy Auma Owinyi, Green Food Bank Project

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2017-04-26T15:54:57+00:00

Green Food Bank is a project aimed at promoting food security within the village households of Virhembe sub-location, Kakamega County Kenya. This is undertaken through training to control post- harvest losses, best and sustainable farming methods, and finding market niche for their farm products, hence protecting them from being exploited [...]

Jonathan Edward Ziemba, Yooper Organic Soil and Vermicompost

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2017-04-13T10:01:19+00:00

Jonathan Ziemba aims to teach the Keweenaw Peninsula community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan about the benefits of vermicomposting to enrich the soil and lessen the dependence on chemicals in farming applications. A vermicompost system will be created on his property and the worms will be fed using organic [...]

Nkwelle Jacob Esong, Building Solar Dryers To Conserve Vegetables And Spices

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2017-04-13T07:12:53+00:00

A major problem with green leafy vegetables and spices like bitter leaf (Vernonia amydalina), Okongobong (Telifera occidentalis), Erru (Gnetum africanum), capsicum pepper and mushrooms is that they are seasonal and highly perishable. During the pick season they are often sold at give-away prices and some are simply wasted in the [...]

Brandon Guzman, Bambou Soutenir

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2017-04-17T12:46:30+00:00

Brandon Guzman, Frandly Seney, and Louben's Jean-Paul started Bambou Soutenir in northern Haiti to help promote local development and self-sufficiency. Haiti has been studied countless times over the last few decades and erosion is causing so many hillsides and farms to fail. Brandon Guzman came up with the idea of [...]

Justin Vandenbroeck, Fleet Farming Online Platform

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2017-04-06T11:39:03+00:00

The Fleet Farming model creates decentralized Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) systems that convert backyards, front lawns and underutilized land throughout any neighborhood into productive mini-organic farms. These farms sharecrop a percentage of the harvest with residents, sell the rest in the community and even serve as educational assets for bi-weekly [...]

Olalekan Ayodele Sipasi, ProtectOzone

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2017-04-06T11:39:45+00:00

ProtectOzone was Co-founded by Sipasi Olalekan Ayodele and Olayanju Folasayo in Nigeria to mobilise citizen consciousness in protecting the ozone layer through trainings, advocacies, peer education, awareness raising, resources development, innovation and increase knowledge of civic responsibilities, thereby strengthening the capacity of young people to participate in combating climate change [...]