2007 Environmental Program Grants

Grants Paid During 2007
Including Payments for Grants Approved in Prior Years

Antioch University New England $45,000
Keene, New Hampshire

To advance the emerging field of Conservation Psychology which uses the insights of he social sciences particularly psychology, to better understand how people think, feel, and act in relation to the natural world, to inspire people to value the natural world, and their role in it and to encourage people to act in more sustainable ways.
(First Payment of a $70,000 grant)

Great Plains Restoration Council $20,000
Fort Worth, Texas

To refine, expand, and begin the national dissemination of its model Youth Inter-ACTION program. Rare, and likely unique, this program marries social work and personal health components with environmental education and action projects. Targeted to help marginalized urban minority and reservation-based Native American youth impacted by poverty, AIDS, and mental health issues, the program helps them personally heal as they work on healing the environment. The model uses mentors, workshops, special training, and hands-on experiences to address personal health, as well as environmental issues. In year one, the existing program in Fort Worth and Wounded Knee will fine-tune the developing curriculum. In year two, the program will be expanded to Denver.
(Second payment of a $90,000 grant)

Oceana $34,000
Washington, DC

To support the Recreational fishing Campaign to reduce the bycatch of big game fish, often keystone species such as swordfish, tuna and shark, by the commercial fishing industry.
(First Payment of a $60,000 grant)

Pays America $10,000
Boston, MA

For support of the Pay As You Save (PAYS) Northeast Program Launch, to demonstrate and promote this promising way to significantly increase the use of energy saving technology in American homes and businesses. Pays America, working with Energy Efficient Institute and Pace Energy Project will conduct extensive outreach and education in at least five states in the Northeast. Market Assessments will be conducted. Ultimately PAYS systems will be designed and approvals sought, and implementation achieved in up to three states. This involves working with regulators, capital providers, and others to ensure a comprehensive implementation plan including training, marketing, billing functions, certification standards, etc. In year three of the project, based on the New England experience, PAYS will be introduced in other regions of the country with an eye towards replication. Members of the PAYS team will generate nation-wide attention and momentum for PAYS. The likelihood of ever increasing energy prices will also help insure public interest in innovative solutions and help nationally advance this promising model.
(Final Payment of a $85,000 grant)

River Network $40,000
Portland, OR

To initiate their “Saving Energy by Saving Water,” project to establish a new model for water resource management in the United States by demonstrating the considerable energy savings achievable through the adoption of proven water conservation and efficiency measures.
(First Payment of a $80,000 grant)

Trust for Public Land $40,000
San Francisco, CA

Funding for the Center for City Park Excellence to determine “How Can Parks Best Promote Mental Health and Physical Activity?”
(First Payment of a $70,000 grant)