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Americans Asked To Vote For Best Green Projects In The US

Green America Announces Round 2 of “Green Grants” Contest: Top Four Projects to Receive Grants


The national nonprofit Green America is opening voting for its Green Grants awards.

on hundreds of nominations of projects across the country, Green
America staff selected 10 top projects that benefit people and the
planet in local communities and is asking people to vote for their
favorites. People can vote at through July 19.

America will then award four Green Grants to local projects in the
United States that support its mission of creating a socially just and
environmentally sustainable economy. Green America will provide one
Grand Prize of $2,500 and three First Prizes of $1,000 in late July.

staff at Green America was amazed by the projects that were nominated
for Green Grants from around the country," says Green America's
Director of Corporate Responsibility Todd Larsen. "Now people across
the country can vote for the projects they feel best promote people and
the planet."

The top ten nominees (in alphabetical order) are:

1. Adelante Mujeres of Forest Grove, OR

2. Alliance for Green Heat of Takoma Park, MD

3. Build it Up, West Virginia, Summer Program of Charleston, WV

4. DOMA Coffee Roasters of Port Falls, ID

5. Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Co. of Youngstown, OH

6. Hope Gardens of Chapel Hill, NC

7. Little Village Environmental Justice Organization of Chicago, IL

8. NOLA Society for Conservation Biology of New Orleans, LA

9. Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole, WY

10. Your ReSource of Ewing, NJ

projects can use the Green Grant awards to support their work, and will
report back to Green America how the grant made a difference in their

Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982 and known until January 1, 2009 as "Co-op America." Green America's mission is to harness economic power--the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace--to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.