*NEW for 2019* - a total of $30,000 is allocated annually to local non-profit organizations implementing initiatives that support the City of Saskatoon’s strategic goal of Environmental Leadership, with $10,000 of this total allocated specifically to projects that relate to protection of our water resources and $10,000 to projects that relate to waste diversion. To be eligible for the grant, activities must relate to one of the following categories:
- protection of the environment;
- conservation of natural resources; and/or
- environmental communications, education and research.
2018 Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the successful applicants of the 2018 Environmental Grant Program:
- Mount Royal Community Association ($4,500): to expand the composting and water conservation aspects associated with the Mount Royal Community Garden.
- 25th Street Theatre Centre Inc. ($3,400): to increase waste diversion at the Nutrien Fringe Theatre and Street Festival by improving and expanding recycling and composting opportunities.
- Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan ($3,400): to deliver the 2018 NatureCity Festival, designed to encourage residents to appreciate and value the wildlife and wild places in our urban landscape.
- South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards Inc. ($3,000): to develop and deliver a 'biobed' pilot project for the responsible disposal of herbicide rinsate (leftover rinse solution).
- Safe Drinking Water Foundation ($2,000): to provide support to schools for water conservation initiatives identified through the Student Action on Saskatoon Water Attitudes Competition.
- AKA Artist-Run ($1,450): to re-Indigenize Riversdale's ecology by educating residents on the cultural significance of Saskatoon Berry bushes, including how to plant and care for the bushes.
- Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre ($1,450): to educate new and existing gardeners on sustainable gardening techniques through the Garden Patch Workshop Series.
- Nutana Community Association ($800): to educate residents on the benefits of a robust bat population, through the Building a Batty Neighbourhood project.