2012 Environmental Program Grants

Grants Paid in 2012
Including Payments for Grants Awarded in Prior Years

AmpleHarvest $15,000
Newfoundland, NJ
Seed funding to transform this all-volunteer pilot web-based project into a professionally staffed sustainable non-profit.  AmpleHarvest is an innovative web-based solution diverting unwanted food from home gardens across America into the nation’s system of local food pantries and out of land fills and compost piles.
(Second payment of a $60,000 grant)

Brown University $300,000
Providence, RI
To support green and sustainable initiatives campus-wide, including the new athletics quadrangle, in association with the naming of the new green quadrangle located in front of the new Fitness Center and Aquatics Center in recognition of H. Anthony Ittleson’s 50+ years of support for Brown.
(Third payment of a $1.5 million grant)

Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A) $15,000
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
One-time grant to refine and nationally replicate Sustain-A-Raisers, G.A.L.A.’s action-oriented, volunteer-driven program to empower individuals to take environmentally positive actions around their homes using clotheslines, compost bins, and rain barrels built/installed by volunteers.
(Second payment of a $75,000 grant)

Marine Conservation Institute $30,000
Bellevue, WA
One-time grant to use the emerging technology of Predictive Habitat Modeling to identify areas of unprotected coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico and secure their protection from highly destructive bottom trawling and other harmful fishing practices.
(Second payment of a $75,000 grant)

Natural Resources Council of Maine $15,000
Augusta, ME
One-time grant to support their Producer Responsibilities Recycling Project to advance the concept of “extended producer responsibility” by creating “case studies” showing the environmental, public health, and economic benefits of Maine’s EPR programs by helping build the product stewardship movement, including researching best practices from other states ad countries and by exporting the Maine model nationwide sharing information, resources, model policies and expert scientific data and analysis.
(Final payment of a $45,000 grant)