April 13, 2010, Buffalo, NY—Individuals participating in local Earth Day festivities now have the opportunity to win a $1,000 mini-grant award for their favorite environmental nonprofit organization from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The organization announced two opportunities for mini-grant prizes with the goal of increasing the region’s participation in Earth Day and in environmentally friendly activities year-round.
Restoring and preserving the region’s natural environment is a key focus area for the Foundation and last year its donors gave more than $500,000 to support environmental work.
“The Community Foundation is dedicated to supporting efforts that restore and preserve our region’s natural environment, and every single person can do something to help,” said Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President/CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. “By acting together on Earth Day and every day we can have a positive environmental impact that will be felt by generations to come. We hope that by offering this additional incentive, an increased number of individuals will take part in the many local activities planned to celebrate this 40th anniversary of Earth Day.”
To be entered for the chance to direct a $1,000 mini-grant:
- Visit Ecology & Environment’s Buffalo Niagara Earth Day web site (www.BuffaloEarthDay.com) before Tuesday, April 20, 2010, and pledge how you will participate in Earth Day activities.
- Stop by the Green Expo at the Walden Galleria Mall on Saturday April 17 to sign up and learn more about how to reduce your carbon footprint.
Winners will be selected at random and announced at the Earth Day Celebration press event on April 22 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Buffalo at 12:00 noon and at the Buffalo Niagara Green Expo at the Walden Galleria Mall at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.
The mini-grants can only be awarded to nonprofit 501(c)(3) environmental organizations.