Nov 15: Green Medford offers Mini-Grants for Youth Service Projects!

Green Medford has been awarded $750 from the Wolfe-Rita Climate Action Projects fund of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network.  Green Medford will use this funding to award three $250 mini-grants to youth addressing climate change in Medford. The deadline for the application will be November 15. Grantees will be notified on December 1, and projects must be completed by April 30, 2012.

Specifically, funding will be available for projects that address grassroots climate action within Medford. Project priorities may include hosting educational and training conferences; successful climate protection or educational projects; journalism about climate activism; lectures; forums; prizes to recognize and promote climate activism; policy initiatives; or media and social media projects that engage other youth in climate activism. All projects must take place in Medford.

Teachers, churches, youth groups, older youth (ages 16 – 20), and child and youth-serving organizations are eligible to apply. Funding cannot be used to pay individuals, salaries or consultants’ fees.

Anyone interested in receiving an application should contact Christine Ellersick at christinemaher@gmail.com.

Green Medford www.greenmedford.org seeks to educate the Medford community to understand its environmental impact, and to empower residents to make more sustainable energy choices related to homes and businesses, transportation, and food. Green Medford is a chapter of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network www.massclimateaction.net.

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