Established in 1789, the academic and research institution oversees the State-Federal Climate Resource Center, which seeks to inform and advance effective climate and energy policies. This three-year grant funds a project to engage two urban centers in developing comprehensive strategies for proactively addressing climate impacts from sea-level rise and extreme heat events.
Georgia Tech advances research and technological development at the Georgia Institute of Technology. A research team, supported by this funding, is assessing the potential for utilizing energy efficiency and renewable-energy generation in the American South to meet future regional and national power needs in the context of climate-change concerns.
The center brings the knowledge of top research scientists to the natural-resource policy-making arena. A three-year grant funds the expansion of the center’s successful Climate Futures Forums – facilitated programs that inform and empower local decision makers to proactively respond to climate-change impacts, and provide support for the center’s advocacy for climate-wise policy at the state and national levels.
The nonprofit organization uses science to help people predict, reduce, and prepare for climate change impacts. Funding is being used to organize a two-day workshop in Portland, Ore., in early 2012, where our grantees and other practitioners will synthesize lessons learned from three years of climate change adaptation work.
The council operates four Girl Scout camps that offer weekend and daytime camping, outdoor sports, after-school activities, and outreach programs for 19,000 girls living in the tri-state area of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. This grant helped to fund the construction of a science and technology lodge that met the environmental-sustainability building requirements for LEED certification. This grant is associated with a now-retired green-building initiative. This type of support is no longer available.
The organization, in partnership with the city of Chicago, has developed, managed, and implemented the Chicago Climate Action Plan, a multifaceted initiative to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and adapt to climate change. Grant funding supports the development and implementation of a performance-measurement system to gauge Chicago’s progress toward achieving its climate goals.
With its focus on the long-term economic, environmental, and social well-being of the Northern Plains, the institute is working to accelerate the transition to a renewable, low-carbon energy system. With this two-year grant, the institute is building broad-based support for the development of new electric-power transmission lines needed to advance the adoption of renewable energy in the Midwest.
With its focus on the long-term economic, environmental, and social well-being of the Northern Plains, the institute is working to accelerate the transition to a renewable, low-carbon energy system. This funding enables the organization to participate in wide-ranging policy, planning, and development venues addressing the need for transmission lines to bring clean energy to market.
The national organization seeks to build an inclusive green economy while reducing unwanted environmental impacts and increasing large-scale employment opportunities for disadvantaged communities. The grant is being used to design MPower, a new model to provide low-cost financing for energy- and water-efficiency improvements in the affordable multifamily-housing sector.
The national organization seeks to build an inclusive green economy while reducing unwanted environmental impacts and increasing large-scale employment opportunities for disadvantaged communities. This two-year grant is being used to create and implement models for energy-efficiency retrofit programs that can be deployed in dozens of U.S. cities.