Green America: Growing the Green Economy for People and the Planet

Green America Announces |
“Green Grants” Contest

Four grants will be provided to local projects
nationwide that benefit people and the planet.
Nominations close on June 7
.

May 12, 2010

WASINGTON, DC — National Nonprofit Green America has announced that it will award four “Green Grants” to local projects in the United States that support its mission of creating a socially just and environmentally sustainable economy.  Green America will provide one Grand Prize of $2,500 and three First Prizes of $1,000.  Projects do not need to be run by nonprofits.  Nominations will be accepted through June 7 at http://www.greenamericatoday.org/greengrants/index_form.cfm. Green America’s members will then be invited to vote on the top ten nominees (as chosen by Green America staff), and the winners will be selected in late July.

“Green America is excited to provide Green Grants to innovative green projects around the country,” says Green America’s Director of Corporate Responsibility Todd Larsen.  “We’re looking forward to nominations from local schools, civic associations, religious groups, business owners, and anyone else who has a great green project that could use a small financial boost.”

Projects can use the Green Grant awards to support their work in any way, and will just need to report back to Green America how the grant made a difference in their work.

ABOUT GREEN AMERICA

Green America (formerly Co-op America) is the leading green economy organization. Founded in 1982, Green America provides the economic strategies, organizing power and practical tools for businesses and individuals to solve today's social and environmental problems. Green America’s green economy programs encourage corporate responsibility, tackle climate change, build fair trading systems, advance healthy, local communities, and provide green purchasing and investing information for families and businesses.

To receive Green America’s popular publications, including the Green American and the National Green Pages™, participate in Green America’s Green Business Conferences or Green Festivals, or to get its free e-newsletter, providing the latest green news, green discounts, and opportunities to take action for a green economy, visit www.GreenAmericaToday.org , email info@GreenAmericaToday.org, or call at 800-58-GREEN.

CONTACT: Leslie Anderson, (703) 276-3256 or landerson@hastingsgroup.com.


 

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