Environmental Satellite Cooperation Circle Announces
2012 Environmental Seed Grant Awards
In the spirit of "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Environment," the theme of the United Nations International Day of Peace (IDP), which took place on September 21st, theEnvironmental Satellite Cooperation Circle announced the recipients of the 2012 Environmental Seed Grants on this year's IDP.
The Environmental Seed Grants, now in their second year, are made possible through a gift from a California philanthropist committed to environmental protection and innovation. The grants support awareness raising, education and training programs, individual projects and longer term programs carried out by CCs in their local communities.
Twelve grants were awarded this year for projects in India, Uganda, Malawi, Palestine, Morocco and the United States. A total of 20 CCs are involved with a number of them working collaboratively on several of the projects.
The grant recipients in India include:
Ugandan grant recipients include:
Grants to three Malawi CCs include:
Grant recipients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region include:
Finally, the recipients of two grants in the United States (both from the Multi-Region) include:
These grants are for periods of up to one year, and progress and final reports will be posted on the URI Web site in the coming months.
The Environmental Satellite CC warmly congratulates these grant recipients and expresses deep appreciation for all Cooperation Circles working to “develop cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings.”
April 22, 2013 2:08 PM
April 22, 2013 1:49 PM
February 1, 2013 4:14 PM
With the help of an Environmental Seed Grant, the members of the Samal Joro Abhiyan CC have launched a major tree-planting campaign in an area of East India devastated by mining operations.Read more...
December 18, 2012 3:18 PM
Environmental Satellite Cooperation Circle 2012 Progress Report Peace be with thee at every pass, and love be with thee on every hill. Spirit be with thee on every river, every headland ridge and... Read more...
December 11, 2012 9:29 AM
Hoping to clean up the township of Bangwe, Malawi – and improve the environment overall – the Blantyre Cooperation Circle embarked on a sanitary awareness campaign Dec. 1.Read more...
December 5, 2012 11:12 AM
September 21, 2012 1:19 PM
August 16, 2012 8:10 AM
"Hariyali" - A tribal movement to save nature, initiated by Ranchi Peace Circle and supported by the Environmental Seed Grants of URI. We started our action to form the network among the members and various tribal community leaders with the help of Birsa Munda Jan Vikash Kendra CC. Specially focusing on very challenging and affected district of Khunti by environmental degradation.Read more...
June 25, 2012 10:21 AM
June 5, 2012 9:46 AM
Applications are due TODAY, June 5, for the second round of the URI Environmental Satellite CC’s Environmental Seed Grants program to support Cooperation Circles in creating “cultures of... Read more...