Idea Bank

Atlanta, GA
Spring 2016
The Mayor's Office of Sustainability and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta will create a green jobs training program model for urban agriculture.
Boston, MA
Spring 2016
This project will provide a green jobs pathway for re-entry citizens and if successful, will provide a model for the future of BPRD’s greenhouse facilities.
Burlington, VT
Spring 2016
To enhance the City’s integrated stormwater management planning efforts, by focusing on public space, including implementation of green infrastructure pilots on public property
Los Angeles, CA
Spring 2016
People for Parks transforms schoolyards in dense, low-income LA neighborhoods into parks for use during non-school hours, providing supervised outdoor space for recreational use.
Austin, TX
Fall 2015
To launch the Austin 2030 District, a voluntary initiative to reduce the energy and water consumption and carbon emissions from Austin buildings.
Bloomington, IN
Fall 2015
This project will establish and enhance programs assisting vulnerable populations and create an outreach coordinator position to help meet Bloomington’s new residential energy reduction goal.
Indianapolis, IN
Fall 2015
To support early action projects in the creation of three vibrant urban village centers in Indianapolis by enhancing Livability, Opportunity, Vitality, and Education.
Missoula, MT
Fall 2015
To prepare our community to thrive amid increasing summer wildfire smoke and heat by helping Missoulians to be physically, mentally, and economically healthy and resilient.
Northampton, MA
Fall 2015
Develop a Complete Streets plan for our City, with an emphasis on equity and prioritization of projects based on socioeconomic status of residents and connectivity.
Chula Vista, CA
Spring 2015
To instigate the next level of water management and resiliency that supports the City’s broader goal of becoming a sustainable world-class city.
Madison, WI
Spring 2015
Through art and organizing to empower residents of diverse neighborhoods to identify and pursue neighborhood sustainability goals.
Seattle, WA
Spring 2015
Create opportunities for people of color, immigrant and refugees, people with low incomes and limited-English proficiency individuals to be a part of Seattle’s environmental movement.
Vancouver, BC
Spring 2015
The purpose of the Vancouver Upcycle Design project is to catalyze the shift to a more circular economy in Vancouver’s design, production, construction, and demolition sectors. This will be done through promoting businesses that are integrating upcycling into their business models and demonstrating, through public exhibits, the breadth of what can be done with recovered materials.
Atlanta, GA
Spring 2015
The City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability will work with Trees Atlanta on a community-based education campaign focusing on the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum.
Bloomington, IN
Spring 2015
To reduce energy use in local residences, municipal facilities, and K-12 schools through outreach, technical assistance, and volunteer mobilization.
Charlottesville, VA
Spring 2015
Reduce the energy consumption of Charlottesville homes by increasing energy efficiency and empowering energy-wise residents through education, home improvements and behavioral changes.
Denver, CO (Prop 1)
Spring 2015
Support the development of a sustainable, resilient food system to achieve Denver’s 2020 Sustainability Goal of sourcing at least 20% of Denver’s food locally.
Denver, CO (Prop 3)
Spring 2015
The purpose is to increase energy efficiency of Denver’s buildings by engaging residents, property managers and owners in measuring and improving energy performance.
London, ON
Spring 2015
A two-tiered International / North American Design Competition for the Thames River to enhance community quality of life, environmental and economic development resource.
Missoula, MT
Spring 2015
Missoula’s Climate Initiative aims to enhance stakeholder capacity to implement sustainability projects and ultimately enhance our community’s resiliency while reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.
Park City, UT
Spring 2015
Adapt Sustain3’s education portal to gamify a residential energy conservation curriculum addressing lighting, controls, whole home weatherization, and renewables. The curriculum will be bilingual and universally accessible.
Phoenix, AZ
Spring 2015
The PHX Carrot Mob Campaign advances sustainability in the food/beverage industry by empowering people to take action and use the power of their dollars to affect change.
Richmond, VA
Spring 2015
Recruit, train and deploy volunteers from underserved neighborhoods to lead community-based urban greening projects and enhance the neighborhood’s capacity to maintain projects over time.
Sarasota, FL
Spring 2015
Develop a public/non-profit model for promotion of sustainable ecotourism through collaborative educational tours and a third-party sustainability certification for ecotourism vendors.
Hamilton, ON
Fall 2014
Work with a multi-stakeholder, resident-led community group to develop Hamilton’s first urban agriculture project as a social enterprise that will address the social determinants of health, sustainable environments and specifically food insecurity in the McQuesten neighbourhood.
Miami-Dade County, FL
Fall 2014
Incorporate sustainability into the health efforts of two South Florida communities by empowering them to cultivate shaded open spaces that promote physical activity.
Philadelphia, PA
Fall 2014
Improve Philadelphia's food system and increase healthy, affordable food access by sustaining and expanding the project and policy work of the Food Policy Advisory Council.
Tacoma, WA
Fall 2014
Increase active transportation use through infrastructure development and education, providing equitable access to sustainable transportation and improving the health of people, environment, economy, and communities.
Bellevue, WA
Fall 2014
To educate the community about energy efficiency upgrade opportunities and penetrate the residential housing stock with physical measures that reduce energy consumption costs.
El Paso, TX
Fall 2014
The purpose of this project is to develop a comprehensive walkability report that will identify opportunities for sustainable reinvestment and enhancement of our downtown core.
Las Cruces, NM
Fall 2014
To strengthen the community's understanding of and commitment to sustainable practices that build on the cultural, social, and environmental and economic qualities of Las Cruces, NM.
Oakland, CA
Fall 2014
The purpose of this project is to engage community organizations and residents in the implementation of the City of Oakland's climate and resilience action plans.
Park Forest, IL (Prop 2)
Fall 2014
Anchored by LEED certified affordable housing, a new "fab lab" and robust workforce development will create a sustainable standard of living for area residents.
Pittsburgh, PA
Fall 2014
The purpose of the project is to create alignment and set priorities between community development activities, resident engagement, municipal policies and investment resources that can jointly address city wide environmental challenges; and take advantage of economic opportunities.
Richmond, VA
Fall 2014
To develop and launch a community Greening Toolkit that will increase the community's capacity to accomplish urban greening projects by leveraging existing community assets.
Buffalo, NY
Spring 2014
Conduct a public education and engagement campaign around storm water management and green infrastructure projects taking place in the City of Buffalo.
Holland, MI
Spring 2014
Launch a Community Energy Plan that will result in 400+ efficiency retrofits/audits/labels, and use sustainability metrics to drive participation to 7,000+ buildings.
Memphis, TN
Spring 2014
To develop an interactive dashboard for Memphis and Shelby County citizens that can be used to map neighborhood assets and analyze sustainability indicators and metrics.
Salt Lake City, UT
Spring 2014
Green City Growers establishes community gardens on City-owned and managed land to increase access to fresh local produce and reduce barriers to urban food production.
Ann Arbor, MI
Fall 2013
The project will mobilize community stakeholders to support the implementation of the recently approved City of Ann Arbor Climate Action Plan.
Bridgeport, CT
Fall 2013
Our partnership will prove that a low-cost initiative (an urban farm) achieves municipal sustainability outcomes. Undertaking this cost-benefit analysis will help cities considering urban farms.
Juneau, AK
Fall 2013
Increase electric vehicle use through infrastructure development and education, to increase sustainability and local hydroelectricity use, and decrease emissions and high vehicle use cost.
Louisville, KY
Fall 2013
Louisville has a growing urban heat problem; we want to understand why and how to reduce it, and work as a community to do so.
Sarasota County, FL
Fall 2013
To enhance access to, awareness about, and sustainable production of fresh produce through integrated community garden improvements, mobile produce delivery, and nutrition education
Milwaukee, WI
Fall 2012
Milwaukee BikeShare will demonstrate how the City, funders, the business community and community-at-large can partner together to identify, fund, and implement sustainability strategies.
Providence, RI
Fall 2012
The Lots of Hope project will transform vacant, city-owned lots into thriving centers of urban agriculture and pilot small-scale composting in Providence neighborhoods.
Yonkers and New Rochelle, NY
Fall 2012
A training, marketing and legislative campaign for on-site leaf mulching to reduce waste, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and generate cost-savings for property owners, landscapers, and taxpayers.
Chattanooga, TN
Spring 2012
To integrate a mobile market system/pilot of delivering fresh and locally-grown produce to low-income families residing in barrier-laden urban environments.
Miami-Dade, FL
Spring 2012
To catalyze community-led, community-funded healthy, environmental initiatives with an urban agriculture and health focus that support GreenPrint, Miami-Dade County’s sustainability plan.
Appleton, WI
Spring 2014
We will demonstrate and disseminate a model for developing community engagement and behavioral changes to improve sustainability across multiple systems – social, economic and environmental.
Atlanta, GA
Fall 2012
To catalyze, facilitate and support the development of EcoDistricts as a strategy to accelerate neighborhood-scale sustainability and execution of the City of Atlanta’s Sustainability Plan, Power to Change.
Baltimore, MD
Fall 2012
To make Baltimore’s Harbor and streams cleaner by changing behavior upstream in neighborhoods and schools.
Bridgeport, CT
Spring 2012
A marketing campaign to build awareness and understanding of green infrastructure to be used to achieve Water Resources goals of Bridgeport’s BGreen 2020 sustainability plan.
Charlotte, NC
Spring 2012
To strengthen the City’s Energy and Sustainability Office by catalyzing programs, partnerships, and community engagement and by leveraging ongoing work on the Tree Canopy Strategy.
Chicago, IL
Spring 2014
The project will mobilize community stakeholders in a sustainability planning process to support the implementation of sustainable landscapes at the revitalized Lathrop Homes.
Decorah, IA
Spring 2012
Stage two implementation of the energy and climate portion of Decorah’s sustainability plan, especially (with Sustainability Matching Funds) working with major industries and institutions.
El Paso, TX
Spring 2012
To plan and develop a Pilot Composting Program for the City of El Paso
Fayetteville, AR
Spring 2014
To renovate the basement of a community center to increase capacity for hunger-relief programs related to mid-stream food recovery while educating on sustainable food practices.
Galena, AK
Fall 2013
A non-profit corporation will be capitalized to sustainably harvest wood for community-scale heating projects. The project will substitute local labor and resources for fossil fuels
Howard County, MD
Fall 2012
To develop a sustainable food enterprise system that will enhance Howard County’s natural resources, improve the health of our residents, and build our local economy.
Lincoln, NE
Spring 2012
To develop an ongoing working relationship between the City Sustainability Director and Lincoln Community Foundation by working on the greening of the South Capital Neighborhood.
Memphis, TN
Spring 2012
The project goal is to reduce blight throughout communities in the City of Memphis to create more sustainable environments that promote continued public reinvestment.
New Bedford, MA
Fall 2013
To engage New Bedford residents, local businesses and City Government in an energy savings campaign to save residents money, build community, and protect the planet.
Newport, RI
Fall 2013
To educate community and develop mitigation strategies for rising sea level impact on Newport and to include this hazard in Newport’s Hazard Mitigation Plan
Omaha, NE
Spring 2012
To establish a framework for evaluation of the City of Omaha Environmental Element through identification, collection, and public dissemination of community and municipal sustainability indicators.
Park City, UT
Spring 2012
Funding will launch a replicable, Latino-specific outreach component of the Low Carbon Diet program. Households will reduce emissions, save money, and contribute to community goals.
Pittsburgh, PA
Fall 2012
The objective of Pittsburgh’s Growing Up Green and Healthy project is to increase community understanding of citywide sustainability initiatives and demonstrate their potential to positively impact physical health and community development.
Providence, RI
Spring 2012
To engage stakeholders in creating a Providence Sustainability Action Plan, institutionalizing the measures for a sustainability agenda, and serving as a model for Rhode Island.
Saint Paul, MN
Fall 2014
Saint Paul will evaluate options for developing a renewable energy system to create a resilient, sustainable and net-zero community at the 140-acre Ford redevelopment site.
San Bernardino, CA
Spring 2012
To reduce fossil fuel emissions and total energy use, and to improve energy efficiency in all sectors.
San Diego, CA
Fall 2013
Develop a protocol for benchmarking small business energy use, water use and material waste output that will provide actionable data and prioritized green upgrade opportunities for the small business.
San Francisco, CA (Sunday Streets)
Spring 2012
Funding will support Sunday Streets 2012 season including piloting and evaluating a permanent route within the 10-event season, laying groundwork for the program’s future growth.
San Francisco, CA
Fall 2013
The purpose of the project is to bring stakeholders together to create of a technical adaptation plan that includes city departments and other stakeholders.
Seattle, WA
Fall 2012
Identify and test behavioral approaches to increasing building energy efficiency in Seattle’s commercial and residential buildings.
Snohomish County, WA
Fall 2013
Snohomish Watershed Open Space Strategy (WOSS) reinforces County sustainability objectives through the development of a robust, multi-functional system of open spaces and green infrastructure.
Surrey, BC
Fall 2012
To address food insecurity and build intercultural understanding amongst Surrey’s immigrants, refugees, and community neighbours through the development of a community garden and supporting programs.
Tucson, AZ
Spring 2012
The purpose of the grant is to fund a collaboration between the private, non-profit and public sectors to create sustainable design and implementation strategies to improve the appearance of streets in the Downtown Central Business District.
Vancouver, BC
Fall 2012
The proposed project is a ‘deconstruction hub’, a processing and retail facility that will divert construction and demolition waste from disposal in landfills.
Ypsilanti, MI
Fall 2012
To incentivize Eastern Michigan University employees to purchase homes in Ypsilanti stabilizing housing market, reducing vehicle travel miles, and promoting civic engagement.
Berkeley, CA
Spring 2016
Bridge the solar divide by increasing equitable access to renewable energy for low-income Berkeley residents and provide hands-on solar job training.
Bridgeport, CT
Spring 2016
To develop a community-led, neighborhood-scale Deep Greening plan to guide investments in trees, open space, and green stormwater infrastructure.
Ithaca, NY
Spring 2016
Conduct a comprehensive, collaborative examination of policy tools that Ithaca can use to incentivize or mandate green building standards for new construction.
Milwaukee, WI
Spring 2016
This project will enhance the community’s quality of life by creating sustainable, accessible and inviting access to the Kinnickinnic River in Milwaukee’s emerging Harbor District.
Baltimore, MD
Fall 2015
To increase the adaptive capacity and resiliency of neighborhoods in Baltimore most vulnerable to natural hazards and the impacts of climate change through establishment of resiliency hubs.
Cleveland, OH
Fall 2015
To mitigate and adapt to climate change by engaging residents in improving tree canopy, transportation mode shift, and entrepreneurship, delivering tangible outcomes for neighborhood resilience and equity
Louisville, KY
Fall 2015
By implementing a neighborhood-scale greening plan in a socioeconomically and environmentally-deprived neighborhood, this project will assess the impact of the natural environment on human health.
New Orleans, LA
Fall 2015
The purpose of this project it to create a GIS tool that collects environmental, social, and health outcome data to better inform the City and developers on how, where, and when to incorporate “green” infrastructure to increase equitable sustainability and livability.
Blacksburg, VA
Spring 2015
To develop and implement an energy and aging home modification program for lower income older adults in Blacksburg and the New River Valley.
Cincinnati, OH
Spring 2015
To enhance Cincinnati’s regional food system through civic engagement, policy creation and collaborative programming that positively impacts access, consumption, production, distribution, procurement and land use.
New Bedford, MA
Spring 2015
Increase food security in New Bedford (NB) and advance the Sustaining NB Plan’s goals by promoting SNAP at farmers’ markets and enhancing community garden engagement.
Stamford, CT
Spring 2015
This project will activate the Stamford 2030 District, launched in October 2014, to create a resilient, high performance building district in downtown Stamford, Connecticut.
Appleton, WI
Spring 2015
Expand job training by converting a country club pool into a hydroponic garden, bringing healthy food to residents and achieving financial self-sufficiency for Riverview Gardens.
Baltimore, MD
Spring 2015
Demonstrate and implement a “build from strength model” for community development that will improve sustainability - social, economic and environmental - in four East Baltimore neighborhoods.
Boulder, CO
Spring 2015
The Boulder County Sustainability Dashboard, an interactive web tool to help conserve water, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce waste sent to landfills.
Delray Beach, FL
Spring 2015
To promote the concept of naturally resilient dunes as a critical element in long-term economic and environmental sustainability of Delray Beach and surrounding coastal communities.
Denver, CO (Prop 2)
Spring 2015
To close the significant funding gap that challenges cities nationwide in their effort to implement large-scale sustainability projects and achieve their climate adaptation and mitigation goals.
Dubuque, IA
Spring 2015
A community equity profile process that informs the creation and implementation of an action plan that supports a more equitable, inclusive and sustainable community.
Los Angeles, CA
Spring 2015
To coordinate infrastructure investments around healthy practices, equitable development, transportation infrastructure, and a fundamental re-thinking of our streets as public spaces.
Northampton, MA
Spring 2015
Develop a Complete Streets plan for our City, with an emphasis on equity and assuring prioritization of projects based on socioeconomic status of residents and connectivity.
Park Forest, IL
Spring 2015
Conduct grassroots outreach to promote energy and water efficiency using faith-based organizations and proven programs to increase understanding, behavior change and retrofits in Park Forest.
Pittsburgh, PA
Spring 2015
The purpose of the project is to develop a community building activity focused on recycling; and develop a model for citywide recycling container deployment.
San Jose, CA
Spring 2015
Recruit, train and deploy volunteers from underserved neighborhoods to lead community-based urban greening projects and enhance the neighborhood’s capacity to maintain projects over time.
Columbia, MO
Fall 2014
To leverage our community’s competitive spirit and local foundation support to lead the way in energy efficiency and improve the quality of life for all by reducing energy consumption in Columbia households. We’re calling it the CoMo Energy Challenge. The Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP) will serve as the focal point of our efforts and as a hook for additional partners and media attention.
Knoxville, TN
Fall 2014
Launch an education and engagement campaign to empower disadvantaged residents in Knoxville to reduce utility bills through energy efficient behavior and cost-effective upgrades.
Milwaukee, WI
Fall 2014
To catalyze expansion of the urban agriculture infrastructure to support local food production and distribution while developing a vacant lot reactivation strategy scale.
San Francisco, CA
Fall 2014
The Sustainable Chinatown Plan will engage immigrant and monolingual communities to identify strategies that sustain Chinatown's unique culture and affordability while increasing its environmental performance.
Toledo-Lucas County, OH
Fall 2014
A resident-led demonstration project in the Overland Park neighborhood will mobilize citizens across the county to take actions that promote sustainability within their own neighborhoods.
Denver, CO
Fall 2014
To leverage our community's competitive spirit and local foundation support to lead the way in energy efficiency and improve the quality of life for all by reducing energy consumption in Columbia households. We're calling it the CoMo Energy Challenge. The Georgetown University Energy Prize will serve as the focal point of our efforts and as a hook for additional partners and media attention.
Fort Collins, CO
Fall 2014
The Urban Lab seeks to engage citizens, stakeholders, organizations, and students to develop a unique regenerative urban design master plan for the Mason UniverCity District.
Newark, NJ
Fall 2014
This project aims to demonstrate that targeted structural repairs to homes can remove barriers to deployment of underutilized weatherization and health hazard remediation programs.
Park Forest, IL (Prop 1)
Fall 2014
Conduct grassroots outreach to promote energy and water efficiency using faith-based organizations and proven programs to increase understanding, behavior change and retrofits in Park Forest.
Phoenix, AZ
Fall 2014
To establish a regional food coalition built with cross-sector collaboration to create an equitable, healthy, sustainable and resilitent food system in Maricopa County.
Richmond, CA
Fall 2014
Mobilizing community-wide actions to combat climate change, identifying potential solutions for community planning, and promoting climate resilience through a health co-benefit framework.
Boston, MA
Spring 2014
The purpose of this project is to study gaps in food resilience in Boston and address them through substantive policy and programmatic changes on a city level.
Cleveland, OH
Spring 2014
To establish an equitable model for developing and funding neighborhood projects that aligns climate action with the assets, concerns, and priorities of Cleveland residents.
Indianapolis, IN
Spring 2014
To strengthen Indianapolis’ food system through catalytic funding and capacity building, increasing access to healthy food, enhancing ecology, and creating meaningful economic and civic opportunities.
Providence, RI
Spring 2014
Through conversion of vacant, city-owned properties, Lots of Hope Urban Greenhouse will support urban agriculture season extension, linkages to food service procurement, and school-based composting.
San Diego, CA
Spring 2014
Gather and incorporate community feedback on active transportation and mixed-use development for upcoming light-rail stations.
Baltimore, MD
Fall 2013
Expanding Groundswell’s Community Power Program in Baltimore, to help community institutions and low-income families access sustainable power, build connections, and saving money on electricity bills.
Dubuque, IA
Fall 2013
To build new connections between Dubuque’s sustainability efforts (Sustainable Dubuque) and low-income families living in at-risk neighborhoods through the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI).
Los Angeles, CA
Fall 2013
To support equitable transit-oriented planning in Los Angeles by creating a new Transit Corridor Cabinet Coordinator position in the Mayor’s office.
Oakland, CA
Fall 2013
The purpose of this project is to engage community organizations and residents in the implementation of the City of Oakland’s Energy and Climate Action Plan.
Binghamton, NY
Fall 2012
To promote energy efficiency retrofits and to develop Task Force to coordinate community engagement in the implementation Binghamton’s Energy and Climate Action Plan.
Portland, OR
Fall 2012
Advance social equity by integrating equity metrics, criteria, and implementation in the 2013 revision to the Portland / Multnomah County Climate Action Plan.
St. Loius, MO
Fall 2012
Directly connect the Sustainability Director with community funders and interested citizens by encouraging collaboration and action supporting sustainability projects at an individual and neighborhood scale.
Appleton, WI
Spring 2012
To fund the first season of a community-based urban farm, park, and job-training program that will engage the community in sustainable practices.
Cincinnati, OH
Spring 2012
Create a regional sustainability funder’s network; Build capacity in Green Umbrella, the regional sustainability alliance; and Use Green Umbrella’s capacity to complete energy audits and retrofits.
Salt Lake City, UT
Spring 2012
Clean Air Neighborhoods is a neighborhood-based social marketing campaign to help individuals negotiate barriers to alternative transportation and succeed in a transportation revolution behavior change.
Atlanta, GA
Spring 2014
The purpose of this project is to establish a replicable and scalable faith-based energy efficiency program, featuring: • Professional Building Energy Assessments • Customized Energy Action Plans • Home Energy Audit Class for congregation membership • Energy Equity Education sessions • Matching Grants up to $10,000
Aspen, CO
Spring 2012
Develop an economically sustainable, replicable, and regional composting program, to reduce waste and promote non-traditional partnerships.
Bridgeport, CT
Fall 2012
To build community support and engagement for Bridgeport’s green initiatives and leverage $4 million in state funding that is pending approval for a 70-acre GI project in the downtown.
Camden, NJ
Fall 2013
Camden SMART provides the framework for the implementation of a comprehensive network of green infrastructure projects and educational opportunities designed to directly engage Camden residents.
Charlotte, NC
Fall 2013
The City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and the six Towns within Mecklenburg County are developing a triple bottom line Community Sustainability Plan.
Cleveland, OH
Spring 2012
To determine the feasibility of creating local food clusters in the City of Cleveland by connecting local food producers and processors and related businesses.
Dubuque, IA
Fall 2012
GHHI offers integrated health, lead hazards reduction, energy and weatherization interventions in low-income homes, creating safer and healthier families, stronger communities and improved economic opportunities.
Evanston, IL
Fall 2012
To complete development of and launch the Evanston Sustainability Academy, an adult education program whose graduates will influence community change to support the Evanston Climate Action Plan.
Flint, MI
Spring 2014
To transform a forested park into an Eco-Park that demonstrates the positive impacts of sustainability and educates low-income residents about the importance of urban ecology.
Grand Rapids, MI
Spring 2012
To begin a solar demonstration project that will establish a revolving energy fund and promote solar energy development for City facilities, businesses and residents.
Indianapolis, IN
Fall 2012
To seed the Indy Food Fund that will support healthy food-related initiatives that improve the sustainability, health and community revitalization in core Indianapolis neighborhoods.
Madison, WI
Spring 2012
Growing School Gardens, an initiative of Madison, the Madison Community Foundation, the Madison School District and multiple community organizations, catalyzes partnerships to support urban agriculture.
Montclair, NJ
Spring 2012
This project will coordinate existing sustainability, quality of life and community health improvement initiatives to target a reduction in vehicular miles traveled (VMT).
New Haven, CT
Spring 2012
Launch social marketing and education campaign to promote sustainability through increased citizen engagement in solid waste minimization, urban agriculture and urban forestry.
Oak Park, IL
Fall 2012
The program will encourage residents to divert stormwater from the Village’s aging combined sewer system by offering a 50% rebate for downspout disconnect-rain garden installations.
Park City, UT
Spring 2014
Expand Summit Community Power Works, Park City’s regional Net Zero energy program, through weatherization and community bulk purchase solar programs in Park City, Utah.
Park Forest, IL
Spring 2012
This grant will enable the Village to expand its capacity to implement its sustainability plan for the village.
Pittsburgh, PA
Spring 2012
To catalyze an online resource for increasing residential energy efficiency upgrades throughout the Pittsburgh region as an outgrowth of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan.
Reading, PA
Fall 2012
The project purpose is to divert mattresses from landfills, provide jobs to economically disadvantaged individuals, and provide additional revenue to operate a homeless shelter.
Salt Lake City, UT
Fall 2013
To help commercial building owners in Salt Lake City save energy and cut pollution by providing access to affordable property-based financing for clean energy improvements.
San Diego, CA
Spring 2012
Fund the Regional Green Business Challenge, expanding a successful pilot program to engage the San Diego region’s businesses in friendly competition and enduring sustainability leadership.
San Francisco, CA
Fall 2014
The purpose is to communicate about climate change and engage the public and key stakeholders in adaptation planning in one of San Francisco’s most vulnerable communities.
San Francisco, CA (Healthy Homes)
Spring 2012
Promote Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and coordinate green home improvement services for low-income residents; and develop pest prevention guidelines for San Francisco’s affordable housing projects.
Sarasota, FL
Spring 2012
This project will consult a wide array of stakeholders to identify and prioritize tools and processes to create a unified community vision/comprehensive plan. A new core committee of stakeholders, the Planning to Plan group has already formed to help the County transition from traditional regulatory Comprehensive Plan development to Vision-based planning.
Shoreline, WA
Spring 2012
Make the City of Shoreline a replicable model in Washington State for target-setting, assessment, policy adoption, and public participation in sustainability planning.
Summit County, UT
Fall 2012
To build a coalition of snow sports leaders working together to Save Our Snow, engage customers and capture the attention of state government officials.
Toledo, OH
Spring 2012
The purpose of this project is to support activities and sustainability projects identified by residents of the neighborhoods adjacent to the Overland Park site.
Tulsa, OK
Spring 2012
To develop a Small Area Plan for the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood that integrates goals from the City’s Sustainability Plan to stimulate large-scale behavioral change.
Vancouver, BC
Fall 2013
The TreeKeepers Project mobilizes residents and businesses to improve their local environment and enhance sustainability through the planting and tending of urban trees