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  • Quaker Earthcare Witness Mini-Grants 2011 Bill Holcombe, Clerk Housatonic (CT) MM NYYM Mary Gilbert, NEYM
  • QEW Mini-Grants
    • Environmental project matching grants for Quaker meetings and partners
    • 2011: Grants up to $500 grant applicants match from their budget or by fund-raising
    • Grants Awarded:
      • El Alto, Bolivia Tree Planting
      • Miami FL Native Garden
      • Saratoga Springs NY Rain Garden
      • Vancouver Canada Drip Irrigation
      • West VA Friends Wilderness Center LED Lighting
  • Miami MM Native Garden
    • Goals:
      • Beautify grounds with native plants
      • Create native landscape to attract butterflies, bees and birds
      • Lower energy use—no watering required
      • Sustainable garden for education of local children
    • Local community involvement; partners include:
      • TREEmendous Miami
      • Native Plant Society of South Dade
      • Tropical Audobon Society
    • Buildings & Grounds enlisted support of:
      • First Day School Children ages 4 to 13
      • Children & parents of neighboring Bilingual Coop Pre-school
  • Miami MM Garden Planting: Happy Helpers
  • Miami MM Garden Early Learning
  • Miami MM Children Discover a Lovely Fungus
  • Miami MM Child Beholds a Beautiful Spider Web
  • El Alto Proyecto de Arbolizacion
    • Goals:
      • Initiate tree planting in treeless high altitude environment
      • Beautify grounds around the church
      • Over 100 trees planted
      • Demonstrate possibility of trees survival at altitude
    • Local community involvement; partners include:
      • Local Youth Group of Young Friends
      • Mayor’s Office donates trees to project
  • El Alto Bolivia Tree Planting Project First ever tree planting in one of America’s highest populated places.
  • El Alto: Lining Up the Job
  • El Alto: Laying the Ground Work for Tree Planting
  • El Alto: Community Pitches in to get Planting under way
  • Saratoga Springs, NY Rain Garden
    • Rain Garden Project Goals:
      • Redress drainage problems on grounds
      • Redress splashing on clapboard Meeting House walls
      • Beautify grounds with native plants
      • Create native landscape to attract butterflies, wild bees and birds
      • Lower water use
      • Limit runoff in to septic system
      • Sustainable garden for education of local children
    • Other Benefits include:
      • Use of Compost on grounds
      • Educational opportunities for First Day School children
      • Involvement/contributions from many members
    • Photos and Reports to follow
  • Saratoga Springs, NY Rain Garden
  • Kenya Munyu Youth Group
    • Goals:
      • Involve Youth Group in agriculture development & education
      • Develop existing tree nursery using indigenous trees
      • Initiate sericulture (silk worms) and apiary (bees) projects
      • Plant indigenous trees and strawberry plants worms feed on
      • Develop business to redress poverty among locals
    • Other Benefits include:
      • Educate Local Youth Group of Young Friends
      • Involve Friends and Advancement for non-members
    • Photos and Progress Reports over Life of 2 Year Project
  • Vancouver Drip Irrigation
    • Drip Irrigation Project Goals:
      • Demonstrate viability of drip irrigation
      • Reduce water use by 50%
      • Install drip irrigation for 100 ft perennial bed
      • Save time and money
    • Local Meeting involvement:
      • Resident Friend to purchase materials & install system
      • Expertise/advice donated locally
      • Costs kept to a minimum
      • Project came in at less than projected $150 total
  • Vancouver Drip Irrigation Project
  • Vancouver Drip Irrigation Project: coming in on time and under modest budget of $120
  • Vancouver Drip Irrigation Project: Resourceful Canadians produce big bang for small bucks
  • West Virginia Friends Wilderness Center
    • West Virginia Wilderness Center LED Lighting Goals:
      • Increase Lighting level
      • Lower costs
      • Lower energy Usage
    • Follow Ups:
      • Before & After photos in progress
      • Costs and energy usage measures to be taken over time
  • Direction & Pipeline 2012
    • Non-U.S. applicants
    • Increase in partnership projects
    • New Application form
    • New Grant Limit: $350
    • Increase in project variation and scope
    • We welcome more project applications!
  • How YOU can help:
    • CONTRIBUTE to mini-grant fund with a fund-raiser or by direct contributions
    • Contributions of carbon offsets for trips may be donated to QEW for the Mini-Grant Fund.
    • Plan an environmental project for your Quaker meeting, church, or group.
    • Application resides : <www.quakerearthcare.org>.
    • Contact Bill Holcombe at bholc7@hotmail.com
    • Deadline: May 2, 2012.