The trust works with landowners, forest managers, public agencies, and local communities to sustain working forests. Grant funding for the Working Forest, Winning Climate project allows the trust to lead a national coalition focused on forest carbon policy, and to build support for the incorporation of a no-net-loss provision for forests in federal climate policy.
The nonprofit works with landowners, forest managers, public agencies, and local communities to sustain working forests. Assisted by this grant, the organization is continuing to build coalition support and an economic case for its climate-wise forest policy on the federal, regional, and state levels.
The nonprofit foundation seeks to improve public and private decision-making processes through research, education, and grantmaking for scholars and institutions. This grant funds a project to synthesize innovations and lessons learned from case studies of community disaster preparedness, and to develop new approaches to address climate impacts on communities and natural systems.
This green planning grant was awarded under the Green Building Initiative, begun in 2003 and retired in May 2009, which encouraged environmentally responsible construction and renovation in the nonprofit sector. The grant covers the incremental costs associated with the integrated design process ― a collaboration essential to efficient, cost-effective outcomes. The Environment Program’s strategic priorities extend the aims of the Green Building Initiative by working to advance the policy and practice of environmental sustainability in the built environment.
The nonprofit public-policy research and advocacy organization, which does business as the Center for Working Families, is shaping the implementation of the Green Jobs/Green NY Act to ensure that low-income communities benefit from statewide energy-efficiency retrofits. This grant supports the organization’s participation in the development, marketing, adoption, and evaluation of the program, which seeks to retrofit 1 million residential units, nonprofits, and businesses within five years, and to create a self-sustaining green economy.
The nonprofit, which works through community stakeholders to develop and implement policy reforms, created the concept for the Green Jobs/Green NY Act, a statewide program enacted to reduce costs and emissions through energy-efficiency retrofits. This funding allows the center to participate in the program’s implementation to ensure its success as a driver of the state’s cleaner, greener economy.
Focused on the benefits of building regions and communities around transit and walking, the nonprofit has partnered with Smart Growth America on the Transportation for America Campaign, a broad coalition seeking to reform federal transportation policy. This grant is being used to produce research reports, convene working groups, generate media coverage, and fund other activities.
An affiliate of the University of Oregon’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment, the group’s Climate Leadership Initiative helps government, businesses, and communities develop comprehensive climate-change preparation strategies. This three-year grant supports local and regional preparation processes, and the development of a network of climate-change preparation practitioners.
The network serves a national watershed-protection movement that includes state, regional, and local grassroots groups and 600 partner organizations. Grant funding for its Campaign to Sustain Water and Energy enables the organization to equip, inform, and coordinate state and local watershed groups working to develop more sustainable local policies, land-use patterns, and conservation programs in the context of climate change.
The network serves a national watershed-protection movement comprising nearly 5,000 state, regional, and local grassroots groups and 600 partner organizations. Grant funding supports the development of a new multiyear program to engage local and state water-protection groups in nationwide climate-related water and energy initiatives leading to more-sustainable land-use and conservation policies.