Environmental Sustainability Projects
Read about grantees who have received funding for their Environmental Sustainability project from a Pollination Project grant.
Colminy, Haiti has no sanitation system, resulting in the community’s practice of open defecation. Glenda M. Powers and Winston Powers are aiming to turn human waste into compostable assets that can reduce pollution, enrich the soil, increase food production and contribute to better health through the Healing and Hope for
In Miami, Florida, one of the greatest issues faced in conjunction with homelessness is food insecurity. 60 Minutes of Art Cares program, initiated by Jonathan Wynn-Strachan, is a community enrichment organization dedicated to empowering, enriching and enhancing the lives of the homeless. The project pledges to plant multiple fruit and
The project bears an emphasis towards the scaling up of sustainable, smaller-scale farming methods that will allow small-scale farmers to increase yields while conserving resources and minimizing environmental damage. More farmers and new communities shall be targeted. Participant farmers shall be viewed as proponents of dissemination; they will be challenged and encouraged to reach other farmers. Training workshops shall be organized for both new and old and farmers. Training materials shall be developed. Documentation of impact and limitations shall be prioritized; the monitoring and evaluation progress shall be explicit.
We are going to build a Teaching Circle at the center of our organic garden mandala. This Teaching Circle will be a ring-shaped wooden planter with benches and overhead shade to make learners comfortable while they learn about plant based diets, the joys of growing food and how farm animals are friends, therapists, and individuals, not food. This grant will buy the materials to create this Teaching Circle, and with it we will be able to help people see, smell, taste and fully experience the truth we teach. This Teaching Circle will help change lives and we are very grateful.
We are developing greenhouses in the Dhorpattan Tibetan Refugee Camp. We provide agriculture technique farming to farmers so that they can increase their productivity and income. We realize that climate change resiliency and economics is heavily tied together. By expanding financial inclusion and increasing economic activity in mountain communities, we are seeing that climate change adaptive capacity is also enhanced. We are also promoting traditional ways of growing indigenous crops and raising livestock. We are directly engaging the community, especially the youth, to gain from this combination.
Our aim is to bring nature into the city, promote environmental education and create opportunities at a local level for a more balanced development. We are carrying out four lines of action that are interrelated and come together holistically to promote the collective awareness of the need to protect our natural surroundings: planting, urban gardens, protection and enhancement of our historical and archeological heritage and educational programs. Obtaining the second TPP grant would help us to further develop actions for and with the local community, thanks to collective and shared spaces and activities that enhance social tie.
Pak nan Ginen is a community park in rural northern Haiti that is looking to reconnect Haitians with their environment to provide a model for locally-driven reforestation. This Impact Grant aims to make the park more child-friendly, by adding a small library that will provide spaces for young people to study, learn about the environment, and have educational sessions and workshops. This will help to create rural Haitian students who are educated about and engaged for their environment.