AWI e-briefs - 07/07/2011 (Plain Text Version)

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SFI Funds Community-Based Education and Green Building Projects

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) has awarded a total of $35,200 in grants to nine community-based projects to support forestry education activities and green building for low-income families.

The projects are an extension of the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program, which has committed more than $1 million to date to help build knowledge, support landowner outreach, strengthen global supply chains, and deliver countless benefits in forests and communities across the United States and Canada. Partner contributions will leverage additional resources, raising the total value of the projects to $4.2 million.

In recognition of International Year of Forests 2011, SFI Inc. announced earlier this year it would award grants for smaller, community-based projects. Through the involvement of partners, the total value of the nine projects announced on June 20th will be close to $100,000.

For details about the projects go the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program posted on its Web site at www.sfiprogram.org/conservation-grant.  [Return to top]