Tag Archives: Environment

Green Infrastructure: Learn the Environmental, Community and Economic Benefits

Along the Green Line, 1,000 new trees, as well as nine rain gardens and stormwater planters along University Avenue, absorb and filter the rainwater (Source: Capitol Region Watershed District)
Green infrastructure is an approach to mitigating environmental challenges using vegetation, soils and natural processes as part of a living engineered solution. Living engineered solutions can provide a broad range of biodiversity, community and economic benefits. Join experienced landscape designer Julia Plumb as she discusses the many opportunities to implement green infrastructure projects on sites in this webinar from the Wildlife Habitat Council. Learn more and register... Read more

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program

(Source: Eastern Research Group)
The Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service annually provides grants of up to $1 million to coastal and Great Lakes states, as well as U.S. territories to protect, restore and enhance coastal wetland ecosystems and associated uplands. Applications due June 30. Learn more and apply... Read more

J.M.K. Innovation Prize

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The J.M.K. Innovation Prize is an initiative of The J.M. Kaplan Fund, a New York-based family foundation. In 2017 up to ten prizes will be awarded to those tackling our country’s most pressing needs through social innovation. Specifically, the prize seeks to support innovation in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation and social justice. The prize is particularly designed for early stage ideas being piloted or prototyped by dynamic visionaries. Applications due April 28. Learn more and apply... Read more

Sustainability with Trees: Community Canopy Project

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In this webinar, learn how a community canopy project focused on distributing trees can fit with your sustainability efforts, help maximize energy efficiency, and engage homeowners within your community. Kristen Bousquet from the Arbor Day Foundation and program partner Ian Jurgensen, with the city of Orlando, will discuss how tree distribution to homeowners creates an opportunity to interact positively with your community. Register now... Read more

EDRA Great Places Award Program

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The Environmental Design Research Association, in partnership with Project for Public Spaces, presents the 19th Annual Great Places Awards. The Great Places Awards seek to recognize work that combines expertise in design, research and practice; and contributes to the creation of dynamic, humane places that engage our attention and imagination. Applications due January 31, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

Drought Contingency Planning Grants

A dried-up ditch between rice farms in Richvale, California (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
The objective of this FOA is to invite states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing Drought Contingency Planning with Reclamation to build resilience to drought in advance of a crisis. Applicants under this FOA may request funding to develop a new drought plan or to update an existing drought plan (collectively, Drought Contingency Plans). Applications due Feburary 14, 2017. Learn more and... Read more

EJ 2020 Action Agenda

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The EJ 2020 Action Agenda (EJ 2020), EPA’s strategic plan for advancing environmental justice from the years 2016-2020, plays an integral part in fulfilling the agency’s mission by focusing attention on the environmental and public health issues and challenges confronting the nation’s minority, low-income, tribal and indigenous populations. EJ 2020 consists of eight priority areas and four significant national environmental justice challenges; each of these areas have laid out the agency’s objectives, the plans for achieving them, and how EPA... Read more

Environmental Sustainability Grants

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The goal of the National Science Foundation’s Environmental Sustainability program is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems. These systems provide ecological services vital for human survival. The program supports engineering research that seeks to balance society’s need to provide ecological protection and maintain stable economic conditions. Applications due October 20. Learn more and apply... Read more

The Fourth Virtue of Public Transit

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​For most Americans, public transit basically has three virtues. It’s environmentally friendly, it’s cheap and it’s good for economic development. These three virtues are broadly understood—or at least, understood as standard arguments in favor of transit, even if not everyone finds them convincing. But as city centers are changed by both demographic shifts and technological innovation, it seems increasingly necessary to add a fourth virtue to the broad public debate over urban transportation: Public transit is space-efficient. Read more... Read more
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