City of Green Accepting Applications for 2018 Living Green Community Grant

City of Green Accepting Applications for 2018 Living Green Community Grant
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The City of Green is Accepting Applications from Local Not-for-Profits
for the 2018 Living Green Community Grant

Green, OH – The City of Green is accepting applications from local not-for-profits for its 2018 Living Green Community Grant.  The grant application deadline is Friday, April 6, 2018 at 3 p.m.

Created from funds received from Kimble Companies and the city’s Simple Recycling Living Green Grantprogram, the 2018 Community Living Green Grant award will be $1,700.  These funds are the result of 1548.25 tons of the Kimble curbside recycling program and the Simply Recycling Program in 2017.    

Local not-for-profits operating within the City whose projects or missions are consistent with the Living Green priorities and that increase the City's livability are eligible to apply for all or part of the funds.    The committee is looking for projects that promote

one or more of the following Living Green values:  Energy Savings, Water Conservation, Waste Reduction, Local Food, and Community/Volunteer Engagement.    For complete details of eligibility guidelines and an application, visit www.cityofgreen.org/living-green-grant.

Applications may be sent by email to livinggreen@cityofgreen.org or by regular U.S. Mail or hand delivered to the City of Green Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Boulevard, Green, Ohio 44232-0278, and must be received by 3 pm on Friday, April 6, 2018.  Grant awards will be selected by Mayor Gerard Neugebauer and the Living Green Community Grant Committee, a subcommittee of the Living Green Task Force.  The committee anticipates awarding the 2018 grant in early summer.  For more information, contact Valerie Wolford, communications manager, at livinggreen@cityofgreen.org or (330)896-6602.

Former Recipients
The Living Green Community Grant was first awarded in 2016 to The CommUnity Garden, a local community garden, for $1,000.  In 2017, the recipient was Harmony Springs Farms and Garden for $1,120 to purchase or two rain saucers, one 500-gallon rainwater-harvesting tank, and soaker hoses to provide for a more efficient water system for their community garden.

“While both these projects are community gardens and perhaps more typical of sustainable projects, we invite all not-for-profits to apply if they offer some sort of community or volunteer engagement as part of their mission and work,” said Valerie Wolford, communications manager and member of the Living Green Task Force.

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents.  Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County.    Visit www.cityofgreen.org.    Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio

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