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Spotlight: Environmental Projects

by Episcopal Impact Fund - on Thursday, November 03, 2016
Spotlight: Environmental Projects

Over the past year, we’ve been involved in several new projects that address the environment as it relates to the root causes of poverty.

Here are a few of them:

  • Collaborating with environmental leaders to convene industry, government, faith leaders, and nonprofits to develop a vision and strategy for green jobs in the East Bay.
  • Helping a church and several community organizations create a partnership to apply for SB 535 Cap-and-Trade funding to bring a community garden and tree planting to an underserved community.
  • Funding grantees that work to improve the environment and the lives of people in their communities:
    • GRID Alternatives brings the benefits of solar energy to low-income homeowners and offers job training to at-risk youth in solar installation.
    • Urban Releaf plants trees in historically underserved communities and provides job training for local youth and adults.

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