Environmental Sustainability Projects

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

Fredrick Ouma Okumu, Cooksmart For Sustainable Livelihood Project



Cooking over wood fired stoves is a huge health hazard for community members who breathe in  the fumes, and also a  huge source of deforestation. After witnessing the impact on his community and the surrounding environment, Fredrick Ouma from Esidende village founded Cooksmart For Sustainable Livelihood, a bio-mass energy saving project [...]

Caroline Chepkorir, CarBie Natural Beauty

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CarBie Natural Beauty is a project founded by Caroline Chepkorir Biegon to promote the use of natural beauty products in Kenya. The project is designed to provide vulnerable campus girls from marginalized communities with alternative source of income generation through intensive relevant skills training and opportunity placements. This will further enhance [...]

Thomas Salgado and Ernestina Smith, Santa Rosa Cultural Garden

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Our project is installing a cultural garden on our Reservation, the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians. Our Reservation is located in the San Jacinto/Santa Rosa Mountains in Southern California and we are extremely rural and isolated. Installing a cultural garden on our Reservation will serve our entire community and [...]

Abigail Cruz, Bompost

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Bompost is a youth led project in Santa Ana, California where youth collect organic waste and turn it into compost. The compost is processed at a micro farm where it is used by the community to make organic food for low income residents some of which are our families. In [...]

Beatrice Nyambura Wahu, Twashukuru Eco Friendly School

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Twashukuru Eco-Friendly School is located in Lamu, Kenya, and currently serves the most vulnerable children in the area. The school was founded by local artist, Omar Islam, who generously donated his personal land to make this project a reality. Students are taught eco-friendly environmental practices, singing, dancing, drumming, and the [...]

William Bynum, Oroville Pollinators Project

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The Oroville Pollinators Project hopes to develop a demonstration pollinator garden at Oroville's Centennial Plaza, California. By planting nectar rich natives and hosting plants for insect larvae, Save Oroville Trees—in partnership with Butte Environmental Council—hopes to attract native pollinators threatened by human impacts including the rapidly declining monarch butterfly. The [...]

Ntonifor Charlie Ambe, Providing Permanent and Safe Drinking Water to the Mabeta Community of South Western Cameroon.

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Charlie Ntonifor is the coordinator of the organisation UNIF (United Friends), which is implementing the project "Providing Permanent and Safe Drinking Water to the Mabeta Community of South Western Cameroon." The organisation was created in 2005 with the aim of alleviating poverty among local people, while ensuring the conservation of [...]