Tag Archives: Environment

Sustainability with Trees: Community Canopy Project

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

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

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

Residential rooftop garden and green space
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

(Credit: Ibagli via Wikimedia Commons)
​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

Gulf Research Program Capacity Building Grants, Letter of Intent due July 13

The National Academies of Sciences announces the availability of grants to enhance community networks that improve coastal environments, health and well-being. Letters of intent are due on July 13. For more information Register for an informational webinar on May 26 at 2 pm EST to learn more.    ... Read more

On the Horizon: State of Transportation Planning 2016

​This report from the Transportation Planning Division of the American Planning Association features sections on multimodal transportation, environment, freight and mobility, transit and rail, and more. Through overviews, case studies and policy recommendations it provides informative insights into transportation innovations across the nation. Read more... Read more
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