Last month we cast our votes on how to spend Greenpoint’s pot of $19 million ExxonMobil settlement money. Now it’s time to see who came out on top as the GCEF large/legacy grants winners! Out of the 13 prospective projects, 6 lucky dogs were chosen by you to receive a total of $11 million dollars in grant funding. If that wasn’t awesome enough, the selected winners come with an additional $23 million in matching funds. When everything is all said and done, Greenpoint will receive nearly $35 million dollars–that’s almost double what the state was able to squeeze out of the ExxonMobil suit!
So without further adieu, here are the winners…
- · Greenpoint Environmental Education at Greenpoint Library (Brooklyn Public Library)
- · Greening Greenpoint (City Parks Foundation)
- · Intertidal Wetland Project (Research Foundation of CUNY (LaGuardia Community College)
- · Greenpoint Eco-Schools (National Wildlife Federation)
- · Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint (Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce)
- · West Street Watershed Stormwater Project (Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, Inc.)
Congratulations to all the winners. Looks like we can finally put some green back into Greenpoint. I think we can all toast our glasses to that!
For more details on these selected projects or the small grant winners check out the GCEF website.
Do you care about keeping good jobs in Greenpoint and helping local businesses to be more environmentally sustainable?
Vote for the Greenpoint Environmental Business Stewardship Project!
This project will raise the quality of life in Greenpoint by working with local businesses to prevent pollution; protect workers from exposure to chemicals; cut back on waste, water, and energy use; improve the health of the community; and grow local businesses.
Green Businesses = Healthy Communities
We have an opportunity to win a grant from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, but we need your help!
There are three opportunities to vote!
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Polish & Slavic Center 177 Kent St.
Noon – 2:30 pm or 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Polish National Home “Warsaw”
261 Driggs Ave.
10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Visit the “community preferencing” section of www.gcefund.org
You can vote for more than one project!
Check out these great proposals as well: Greenpoint Eco-Schools: Creating a Legacy of Sustainability and Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint.
Sponsored post courtesy of ITAC.
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