This is a great opportunity for Medford youth!
Please forward to people you know in the Medford-based schools, religious congregations, community groups.
Green Medford has been awarded $750 from the Wolfe-Rita Climate Action Projects fund of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network. Green Medford will use this funding to award three $250 mini-grants to youth addressing climate change in Medford. The deadline for the application will be October 31. Grantees will be notified on December 1, and projects must be completed by April 30, 2012.
Click here to link to the application.
Specifically, funding will be available for projects that address grassroots climate action within Medford. Project priorities may include hosting educational and training conferences; successful climate protection or educational projects; journalism about climate activism; lectures; forums; prizes to recognize and promote climate activism; policy initiatives; or media and social media projects that engage other youth in climate activism. All projects must take place in Medford.
Teachers, churches, youth groups, older youth (ages 16 - 20), and child and youth-serving organizations are eligible to apply. Funding cannot be used to pay individuals, salaries or consultants’ fees.
We are also seeking members of the judging committee for the applications. We have three volunteers and would love to have two more, especially people who have a connection to Medford students. (Of course, you would have to recuse yourself if there is a direct connection/conflict of interest with any application.) Please let Christine or me know if you are interested. We estimate the total time as under 5 hours total, but that could go up a bit if there are lots of applicants. The committee can do all its work by conference call and email, to keep your hours low.
About Green Medford: We educate the Medford community to understand its environmental impact, and empower residents to make more sustainable energy choices related to homes and businesses, transportation, and food. Green Medford is a chapter of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this grant or the application process!
Christine Ellersick (christinemaher[add 'at' sign here]gmail.com)
FB: Green Medford