Environmental Sustainability Projects

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

A. Bernal and the Arhuacos saving nature – Natural conservancy and restoration in an Indigenous Reserve


The “Natural conservancy and restoration in an Indigenous Reserve project” aims to protect and restore the dramatically damaged natural habitat in the Arhuaco Indigenous reservation, in Colombia. This project will include the enthusiastic participation of the local schools, children, teachers, women and leaders of several Arhuaco communities.

Odulla Joseph – 2nd – Plant a Tree project


The “Plant a Tree project” aims to create wildlife clubs in primary and secondary schools to raise environmental awareness about the need for agro-forestry and fruit tree seedlings. Seedlings will be given to schools and wildlife club members to plant in compounds and school gardens. The seedlings will include a [...]

Clare Hanrahan & Coordinating Committee – Elder & Sage Community Gardens


“Elder & Sage Community Gardens” is the first Asheville Edibles Community Gardens project. The project transformed a vacant, graveled, heat-radiating city lot into an accessible oasis of nourishing beauty that enhances our urban landscape, increases well-being, promotes mental health, and provides neighbors, workers, tourists and passersby with a welcoming space [...]

Juma Chuta Mwinyi and Albert Juma – Organize Litter Bins to Reduce Litter Everywhere


The “Organize Litter Bins to Reduce Litter Everywhere Project” aims to reduce litter everywhere by empowering the community to manage litter at their homes and market places. Through this project, communities will learn about the negative effects in an effort to reduce the rate of litter everywhere and managing litter [...]

Alleycat Acres – Village Community Pollinator Garden


“The Village Community Garden project” operates in partnership between Alleycat Acres, Catholic Community Services, and Monica's Village Place. The project transforms the parking strip of both agencies, spanning one city block, into a thriving community farm engaging both building residents and the broader neighborhood. With vegetables, fruit trees, berries, native [...]

Whitney Ceesay, Alhagie Senghore – SHINE Kololi Kids


“SHINE Kololi Kids project” is a fun, comprehensive, hands-on solar food preservation-training program for elementary school students in Kololi, The Gambia. Led by Whitney Ceesay and Alhagie Bun Abbas Senghore, SHINE (Solar Harnessing for Income, Nutrition, and Empowerment) program will introduce agricultural and solar-based solutions and the critical thinking skills [...]

Mazingira Safi Initiative – The Briquette Making Project


Mazingira Safi Initiative (MSI) aims to make cooking and heating a pleasant experience by producing briquettes. Charcoal is a commonly used cooking and heating fuel in many households of Nairobi, Kenya. However, it is usually expensive and produces a lot of smoke leading to health complications. Briquettes are a form [...]

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