New York State is participating in the pilot year of the U.S. Department of Education’s (USED) Green Ribbon Schools recognition program. This voluntary federal program rewards schools that have achieved or are making demonstrable progress toward: The school facility (grounds and building) has a “net zero” environmental impact; The school environment has a “net positive” impact on the health and ... Read More »
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Dream Reborn Music Contest Are you tired of trying to shoot music videos with your iPhone? Do you want to use your voice for social justice like Dr. King? If so, this is your opportunity to shoot a clean music video without cleaning out your bank account. Green For All is launching The Dream Reborn: Who’s Next? contest to lift ... Read More »
Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honors individuals, businesses and organizations that have contributed significantly to improving the environment and protecting public health in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and eight federally recognized Indian Nations over the past year. EPA is now seeking nominations for this annual award. Winners will be honored at ... Read More »
ENYA Design Competition For Redevelopment Of The Former Department of Sanitation Marine Transfer Station In Harlem: Deadline Jan 16th
The Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA), AIA New York Chapter, is pleased to announce its fifth biennial ideas competition, The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections. The Harlem Edge / Cultivating Connections competition challenges architects to submit design solutions for the redevelopment of the former Department of Sanitation marine transfer station in the Hudson River at 135th Street, which has been ... Read More »
NY Pollution Prevention Institute Now Accepting Proposals For Green Technologies Competition: Deadline Feb 17th!
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology is kicking off its annual faculty research competition, which furthers its mission of making New York state more sustainable for workers, the public and the environment. As part of its Research and Development Program, NYSP2I solicits proposals from faculty and staff at New York State Pollution Prevention Institute ... Read More »
U.S. Students, Faculty and Universities Compete For $65,000 Odebrecht Award For Most Innovative Sustainable Development Idea: Deadline Jan. 2nd!
The Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development is accepting entries beginning Jan. 2, 2012 from students of all engineering fields, architecture, building and construction management, and chemistry. By submitting a paper that outlines contributions to sustainability, students have an opportunity to engage in a challenging exercise to develop engineering and chemical solutions and win $65,000 in cash prizes for themselves, their ... Read More »
Poster competition begins at the local elementary school level. Each school’s winning entry is then entered into a regional judging event. Nine regional champions are chosen and from these a final, statewide winner is selected. The state winner will be invited to celebrate at the State Capital in Albany and have a tree planted in their name at their school. ... Read More »
The National Archives & EPA “Document Your Environment” Student Multimedia Contest: Deadline Jan 6th!
About the Challenge Document your environment and express your point of view. Snap a photo, write a poem, design a graphic, or create a multimedia video to share how you see the state of the environment today. In the 1970s, The Environmental Protection Agency hired freelance photographers to capture environmental issues and challenges in the United States. Forty years later, we are still ... Read More »
Youth and community garden programs across the U.S. can benefit from the Burpee Home Gardens “I Can Grow” Youth Garden Award. Now in its third year, the award sponsors and supports urban school and community gardens through garden installations and donations. In 2012, two grand-prize winners will be awarded a spring garden installation and kick-off gardening event. The Youth Garden ... Read More »
The Environment Action Association (EAA) is proud to announce our first annual environmental video contest “The Greener me, the Better us.” EAA invites you to submit a funny, creative video portraying how each of us can do to reduce our environmental impact and what we can do to protect Mother Earth. Topics include but are not limited to: energy & ... Read More »
The Social, Economic, Environmental Design Network launches the 2nd Annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design to showcase and promote design projects that help create socially, economically and environmentally healthy communities. SEED projects: Advocate with those who have a limited voice in public life. Build structures for inclusion that engage stakeholders and allow communities to make decisions. Promote ... Read More »
NYSERDA Sponsored Energy Competition Saves Residents Money While Changing Their Habits Residents in six Brooklyn neighborhoods participating in “Reduce the Use in District 39” have demonstrated how awareness, education and competition can lead to money-saving energy reductions. The program was a year-long energy savings competition sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Con Edison and ... Read More »
Want to help your local community organization thrive? GOOD is teaming up with Brookside to “Give Back” to one nonprofit with the sweet treat of a $5,000 grant. Submit an application here for your chance to win. Brookside Foods wants to “Give Back” and honor those hard-working individuals and organizations who do so much for their community. They know a ... Read More »
The largest humanitarian crisis in the world today is happening in the Horn of Africa, where more than 13 million people are suffering from a deadly famine caused by decades of conflict, instability and the worst drought the region has seen in 60 years. The devastation has spread across four countries, ravaging farmlands, displacing families and killing tens of thousands ... Read More »
Nominations Sought For 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards: Nominations Due By Dec 31st!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting nominations for the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce both the use and generation of chemicals that are hazardous to the environment and people’s health. Nominations are due to the agency by December 31, 2011. “These presidential awards recognize technologies that ... Read More »