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North American Partnership for
Environmental Community Action
Community Grant Program
Success Stories
• To support hands-on environmental community
projects lead by nonprofit nongovernmental
organizations (NGOs), environment...
Council launched Call for proposals –
June 2011
500+ preliminary applications – August
2011
Two stage selection process...
Final selection:
19 awards
totaling C$1.4M
Depave Paradise
©Depave Paradise
• 102 volunteers
engaged
• 12 media hits
• Generated $26,000
worth of matching
support
• Exceeded the
original target of
1...
Facilitating Action to Address
Climate Change Adaptation Needs
in Indigenous North America
• Workshop “Climate Change
Adaptation Planning:
Facilitating Action to Address
Climate Change Adaptation
Needs in Indigeno...
Residents for Air
Neutralization
•Air monitoring
•Accident prevention
•Environmental justice
Residents for Air Neutralization –
Louisiana Bucket Brigade
Residents for Air Neutralization –
Louisiana Bucket Brigade
Dolores River Restoration Partnership
Tamarisk removal
The 2013 DRRP implementation
plan includes six weeks to
engage corps crews in priority
restoration projec...
©Escuela del Agua A.C.
Escuela del Agua A.C.
Treatment and recycling of greywater to be
re-used in family vegetable gardens
Tested filters
• Conditions and needs assessment study
• 4 community workshops to date
• New housing spaces built using 100% sustainable ...
©COBI A.C.
Building a sustainable coastal
community on Magdalena Island
NAPECA:
Communities making a difference
• Addressing a wide variety of environmental
topics
• Delivering clear, tangible r...
NAPECA: Community Grant Program Success Stories
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NAPECA: Community Grant Program Success Stories

  1. 1. North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action
  2. 2. Community Grant Program Success Stories
  3. 3. • To support hands-on environmental community projects lead by nonprofit nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), environmental groups, community-based associations, academic institutions, among others. • To empower and build the capacity of local peoples and organizations to improve their health and environmental quality. Goal:
  4. 4. Council launched Call for proposals – June 2011 500+ preliminary applications – August 2011 Two stage selection process Stage one: pre-proposals – CEC staff Stage two: full proposals – Selection Committee (GSC, JPAC Chair, ED)
  5. 5. Final selection: 19 awards totaling C$1.4M
  6. 6. Depave Paradise ©Depave Paradise
  7. 7. • 102 volunteers engaged • 12 media hits • Generated $26,000 worth of matching support • Exceeded the original target of 125m2, with a total of 462 m2 of pavement removed Depave Paradise
  8. 8. Facilitating Action to Address Climate Change Adaptation Needs in Indigenous North America
  9. 9. • Workshop “Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Facilitating Action to Address Climate Change Adaptation Needs in Indigenous North America” held in Akwesasne, Ontario, on September 18-20, 2012. • Worksheets to develop adaptation plans are available at the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources website http://www.ppw.ca/ • “Tips for hosting a similar event on climate change adaptation” Facilitating Action to Address Climate Change Adaptation Needs in Indigenous North America
  10. 10. Residents for Air Neutralization
  11. 11. •Air monitoring •Accident prevention •Environmental justice Residents for Air Neutralization – Louisiana Bucket Brigade
  12. 12. Residents for Air Neutralization – Louisiana Bucket Brigade
  13. 13. Dolores River Restoration Partnership
  14. 14. Tamarisk removal The 2013 DRRP implementation plan includes six weeks to engage corps crews in priority restoration projects on private and public lands. A Collaborative, Community-based Approach to Watershed Restoration
  15. 15. ©Escuela del Agua A.C. Escuela del Agua A.C.
  16. 16. Treatment and recycling of greywater to be re-used in family vegetable gardens
  17. 17. Tested filters
  18. 18. • Conditions and needs assessment study • 4 community workshops to date • New housing spaces built using 100% sustainable materials, from the island • The first building: a community hall Building a sustainable coastal community on Magdalena Island
  19. 19. ©COBI A.C. Building a sustainable coastal community on Magdalena Island
  20. 20. NAPECA: Communities making a difference • Addressing a wide variety of environmental topics • Delivering clear, tangible results • Bringing about change through community participation • www.cec.org/napeca

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