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2017-05-10 - City Announces 2017 Community Sustainability Micro Grant Recipients

The City of Charlottetown Environment and Sustainability Committee has selected the recipients for the 2017 Community Sustainability Micro Grants. Ten community-based projects were selected to receive funding. Projects were selected based on their ability to work towards the goals and actions of the City’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP), and their ability to engage the community in sustainability.

"This year we received a record number of applications to the City’s Micro Grant Program," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "It is great to see the community engaged in creating and executing projects that engage youth, encourage sustainability and revitalize and highlight areas of the City."

The projects selected offer a range in focus areas and relate to one or more of the four pillars of sustainability; environmental, economic, cultural and social. Projects include everything from food security programs for children, to a living roof bike shelter, to water conservation programs. Each applicant receives up to $2,500 to complete their project in 2017. 

"We continue to be impressed with the caliber of applications this year and the committee has selected some excellent community projects for 2017," said Deputy Mayor Mike Duffy, Chair of the Environment and Sustainability committee. "We are looking forward to watching these projects unfold over the course of the year and seeing the impact that they have on the sustainability of our community."

A complete listing of the successful applicants and a summary of their projects is available at www.charlottetown.ca/microgrant.php. 

To view the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan, visit: http://city.charlottetown.pe.ca/pdfs2017/ICSP%202017.pdf

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Media contact:
Alicia Packwood
Communications Assistant
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4149
apackwood@charlottetown.ca



Visit the website: www.charlottetown.ca/microgrant.php

Monday, Jun 26, 2017
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