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  • findfundsblogger 10:47 am on July 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Funds for High Science; Land Development & Sustainability; NPO Strategic Planning 

    Hello Funds Fans!  Today we present another mixed bag of funding opportunities for you to have a look at.  The first has been neatly summarized by Carbon Management Canada for us.  These are funding opportunities from the European Commission and are open to Canadian organizations.  Calls for Proposals are currently open under the topics of Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH), Nanotechnology, materials and production (NMP) as well as Energy.  Please click on the link to Carbon Management Canada for more details.  Also, you can check our earlier post on EU initiatives as we found BIG MONEY for other Made-In-Canada projects.  A brief synopsis of these opportunities from the EC is as follows:

    Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH): Transatlantic Social Sciences and Humanities Platform.  The Transatlantic Social Sciences and Humanities Platform should step up international cooperation between research programmes through the networking of those programmes and closer coordination of activities; enhance the networking of on-going research projects run by both the EU and those partner countries that are addressed by this call in the area of social sciences and humanities; strengthen the production, use and communication of research activities and findings in areas of relevance for all partners involved.

    This call is addressed in particular to programme “managers”, such as research councils or funding agencies, or other national or regional organisations that implement research programmes in the areas of social sciences and humanities in the EU Member States, Associated Countries, Canada, the USA, Mexico and Brazil.

    Nanotechnology, materials and production (NMP): Rational design of functional materials, networking and sharing of best practices.  The proposed coordination action(s) should network stakeholders allowing them to benefit from sharing knowledge in the emerging field of multi-scale computational design of functional materials, the so-called materials by design. To accelerate progress and increase impact, the proposals should include activities to promote a deeper understanding between the different communities (atomic, molecular, meso-/macroscale, academia and industry) which may use very different tools/methods and have different expectations and requirements.

    This Coordination and Support Action can take into account the importance of relevant computational methods and software developments at the international level, thus the inclusion of international aspects and involvement of international stakeholder’s networks.

    Under the Energy banner, proposals are being accepted on the topic of Combined Underground Coal Gasification and CO2 Capture and Storage.  Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) holds potential for reduced CO2 emissions per unit of gasified coal, for reduced impact from mining operations, and for using the site for CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS). Projects should have a predominant research component, addressing both the environmental and engineering aspects. Emphasis should be on the integrated design, engineering and operation of UCG with reactor zone carbon sequestration, and on the coupled simulation of geomechanical and hydrological effects, including groundwater contamination and surface subsidence.

    Projects must clearly describe how they will build on and progress the state of the art as presented by previous and ongoing research, and shall aim to establish collaborative links with leading research projects in the field, both in and outside Europe.

    For initiatives closer to home, you can have a look at the Real Estate Foundation (REF) for projects that fall under the themes of Built Environment, Fresh Water Sustainability and Sustainable Food Systems.  Deadline: August 27th, 2012.  The REF has a legislated mandate to support “real estate related” research, education, law reform, and other initiatives intended to support the public or professional good in relation to real estate activities.

    For all NPO’s and Charitable Orgainzations across Canada, Innoweave has just opened a new initiative called Impact and Strategic Clarity module. The application deadline is Friday, September 14, 2012 for a program that will run between November 2012 and March 2013. Ten to 14 organizations will be accepted as participants.

    As community organizations seek to maximize their impact and ensure that their scarce resources do the most good, Innoweave’s Impact and Strategic Clarity Module helps them examine their current efforts in a structured and strategic way. Organizations can then clarify what they aim to achieve, how they will achieve it, and how they will measure their success. Redefining a clear strategy, using new tools and processes to deliver measurable results, gives organizations an excellent opportunity to maximize their impact.  At the end of the process, each participating organization will: Understand and commit to achieving a defined impact; Understand the steps required to achieve that impact; Understand how to explain the organization’s direction to key stakeholders.

    The Innoweave Impact and Strategic Clarity Module is an important component of the broader Innoweave Program. This module is supported by United Way Centraide Canada, PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation, United Way York Region, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, and CISCO Canada.

    There it is – go and get it!

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  • findfundsblogger 10:04 am on July 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Deadline Alerts: August 2012 

    Hello Funds Fans!  Since August is nearly upon us, I thought I’d better re-cap the deadlines that are coming up soon.

    August 1st, 2012:  Honda Canada Foundation‘s mission is to enhance the social well being of Canadian communities through responsible investment in organizations that share our vision and values and focus on youth in our communities.  The Foundation is proud to be involved with charitable purposes that reflect the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of the Honda companies.  (Grants awarded by November 2012)

    August 1st, 2012: BC Arts Council Professional Development Project Assistance Program – This program is designed to assist professional artists and arts administrators to undertake specific activities to advance their practice or career. The program assists professional artists and arts administrators who demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection and link the proposed project with the next stage of their professional development.

    August 1st, 2012: BC Arts Council  Touring Initiatives, Project Assistance Program – Touring Initiatives supports B.C. artists and arts organizations undertaking touring activities outside the province that will lead to enhanced professional opportunities. Funding is provided for projects that are scheduled as part of significant national or international cultural events or that take advantage of significant market development opportunities. Priority will be given to professionally organized tours for which artists are receiving fees. Applicants who have recently received assistance through the BC Arts Council may also receive priority.

    August 1st, 2012: BC Arts Council Capacity and Sustainability Program is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations  to undertake specific activities that will increase their capacity and contritube to long term sustainability.

    August 1st, 2012: BC Arts Council Co-op Placements is a  program which supports arts and cultural organizations hiring students through co-op placements for professional work experience.

    August 2nd, 2012: The Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) is a new, two-year national program that will invest $150 million to rehabilitate and improve existing community infrastructure across Canada. It will help to modernize infrastructure and provide broad-based economic benefits to communities.  Maximum Grant: under $250,000. 

    August 3rd, 2012: Founded in May 2012, the Inspirit Foundation is a new, national grant-making organization that supports Canadians, particularly young adults, in building a more inclusive and pluralistic Canada. One way the foundation does this is by funding initiatives that foster engagement and exchange between young Canadians of different religious, spiritual, and secular beliefs.  Inspirit Bridge Building Grants will provide $250,000 in funding, with grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.

    August 3rd, 2012: The Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund  (SAR NIF), was established by the federal government in 1988, and is managed by the National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS), on behalf of the Lead Minister for Search and Rescue in partnership with other federal, provincial and territorial SAR organizations. Potential applicants must contact one of the federal, provincial or territorial SAR partners to initiate interest in the program and develop proposals that address program and partner priorities.  (For BC it’s Emergency Management BC.  Contact: Carol.McClintock@gov.bc.ca.   Eligible Recipients include: Provincial and territorial governments, profit and not-for-profit Canadian organizations and associations from volunteer, academic or private sectors and individuals.

    August 9th, 2012: The Catherine Donnelly Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry in the areas of housing and adult education.  The Catherine Donnelly Foundation aspires to a world that respects and reverences creation; a world that gives place and voice to the poor; an interdependent society whose structures enable the poor to live with dignity and to realize their full potential as persons and as citizens; a community that is open to transformation and whose commitment to human solidarity ensures social and ecological justice.

    August 17, 2012: The First Nations Health Council has recently issued a Call for Letters of Interest under their new funding envelope called Community Health Initiatives (CHI).  Funding is intended to support new and improved ways to deliver health services to BC First Nations.  CHI funding will be allocated to projects promoting innovation and collaboration in health service delivery and will honour First Nations approaches to maintaining health and well-being. CHI funding will support health service delivery initiatives and projects that are not currently funded by federal and provincial governments. Grants range from $10,000 and under to $50,000 +.  (multiple year submissions possible)

    August 21, 2012: The Disability Component of the Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP-D) supports projects intended to improve the participation and integration of people with disabilities in all aspects of Canadian society. More specifically, the Program supports not-for-profit organizations across Canada in tackling barriers faced by people with disabilities with respect to social inclusion.  Canadian not-for-profit organizations can receive up to $250,000 per year for up to three years for projects that support the Government of Canada’s commitments under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Projects must focus on one or more of the following priorities: active living, accessibility, vulnerable populations and increasing awareness of disability-related issues.

    August 31st, 2012: Community Gaming Grants, Public Safety and the Environment streams are now accepting applications.  Maximum Grants are as follows: Local organizations: up to $100,000 per year Regional organizations: up to $225,000 per year Province-wide organizations: up to $250,000 per year.

    Mark your calendars!

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  • findfundsblogger 11:43 am on July 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Paper Li’d again!! 

    That’s twice in one week!  Cool…  Thanks @AndyRodriguez 🙂

    http://paper.li/AndyRodriguez/1291080074

     
  • findfundsblogger 11:20 am on July 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Funds for Youth Science, Boating Safety and “Green Streets” Projects 

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    Greetings, Funds Fans!  Today has been a wonderful day for finding new funding sources.  It’s definitely a mixed bag but they are all gooders!

    For starters there is the The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PromoScience program which offers financial support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering (including mathematics and technology). Organizations may request funds for up to three years at a time.  Maximum Grant: +$100,000/yr. and under.  Deadline: September 15th, 2012.

    PromoScience supports hands-on learning experiences for young students and their science teachers. Grants may be used to cover improvements to program content or delivery, as well as for new programs and activities. Grants can also be used to cover operational costs such as salaries, travel, postage, materials and supplies, provided that they relate to the promotion of science and engineering. Please note that grants may not be used to support research or program evaluations. Details on the eligibility of expenses are contained in the Use of Grant Funds section of the PromoScience Grants Guide.

    Next we have Transport Canada’s Boating Safety Contribution Program (BSCP) which is designed to provide funding to organizations with a shared interest in promoting boating safety or conducting research on the most effective ways to change behavior towards boating safety. The program aims to raise public awareness of boating safety; to advance knowledge of boating safety issues, practices and behaviours in Canada; and to support regulatory compliance.  Maximum Grant: unknown but there is $500,000 available under this Call for Proposals.  Deadline: November 1st, 2012.

    Funding under the BSCP is anticipated to improve the safety of waterways and the safety of operators of recreational vessels (i.e. pleasure craft) and small boats in Canada by funding projects that: increase the number of pleasure craft operators following safe boating practices; improve availability of national boating incident data so as to improve stakeholder’s capacity to deliver evidence-based awareness and education initiatives; and contribute to the reduction in loss of life, injuries and property damage, due to boating accidents.

    And, to round things off, we have the TD Green Streets program which provides funding to Canadian municipalities and Aboriginal communities, as well as Business Improvement Associations (BIAs) in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.  Maximum Grant: up to $15,000 (matching).  Deadline: December 7, 2012. 

    TD Green Streets encourages and supports the adoption of leading-edge practices in municipal forestry including:

    • Innovative urban forest planning
    • Single tree and forest stand innovation demonstration projects
    • Policy and best management practices workshops
    • Outreach and educational activities on innovative practices including arboricultural practices
    • Innovative management tools to protect and maintain the urban forest
    • Innovative urban design which showcases “green infrastructure”
    • Innovative planting techniques

    Collaborative project applications involving two or more communities are encouraged. Municipalities may apply in partnership with their community partners.  A minimum of 50 per cent matching funding must come from other (non-TD Green Streets) sources (such as municipalities, Lions Club, donations etc.). In-kind contributions cannot exceed 25 per cent of the total program costs.  Communities who have received TD Green Streets funding in the past are welcome to re-apply.

    There’s where we found some today, folks!  Remember, if you can’t make use of the information you probably know someone who can so share, share, share.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:18 am on July 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NEW! Funding for First Nation Community Health Initiatives 

    Deadline: August 17th, 2012

    A happy Tuesday to you, Funds Fans!  We have some exciting news for those of you involved in First Nations health services.  The First Nations Health Council has recently issued a Call for Letters of Interest under their new funding envelope called Community Health Initiatives (CHI).

    Funding is intended to support new and improved ways to deliver health services to BC First Nations.  CHI funding will be allocated to projects promoting innovation and collaboration in health service delivery and will honour First Nations approaches to maintaining health and well-being. CHI funding will support health service delivery initiatives and projects that are not currently funded by federal and provincial governments.

    Two funding categories have been identified as follows:

    Funding Category 1: Single BC First Nation Communities and/or Collaborations amongst First Nations

    Funding Category 2: Organizations serving BC First Nations in Health

    Deadline: August 17th, 2012.  Maximum Grants as per Table 1.

    Table 1: Funding Amount Typical Applicant Type
    Up to $10,000 Single Community or   Organization or Group serving BC First Nations
    $10,000-$25,000 Single or Multiple (3 or   more) BC First Nations Community(s), and partner agencies Groups, or   Organizations
    $25,000-$50,000 Multiple (3 or more) BC First   Nations Community(s), and partner agencies Groups, or Organizations
    Greater than $50,000 Collaboration of BC First   Nations Communities/Nations or Regional collaborations of First Nations,   Partner Agencies

    Please note: There may be exceptions to the above categorizations which will be made by the funding decision maker. In addition, all funding initiative investments are considered as one time only. Further, the latter category (greater than $50,000) may be multi-year and preferably leverages partner resources with the main goal of sustainability and shared investment through partnerships with health authorities and other funding agencies.

    Essential principles for this Call for Letters of Interest include:
    • Make Room for Everyone: the application process for CHI funding is simple and straightforward so as not to advantage larger and more established communities in the process.
    • Honouring First Nations approaches: Projects that focus on First Nations approaches to wellness or the integration of traditional and western medicine are preferred.
    • Sustainability: preference will be given to those proposals that illustrate an approach to sustainability.
    • No duplication of funding: Health services that are currently the responsibility of the provincial or federal government are ineligible for funding under the CHI fund.

    Timelines for Letters of Interest
    • Call for Letters of Interest issued: July 20, 2012
    • Letters of Interest Submission Deadline: August 17, 2012
    • Funding Panel Convenes: by August 28, 2012
    • Communication of decisions: August 31, 2012

     Please check it out and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!

     
  • findfundsblogger 2:49 pm on July 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Feature Funder: Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC 

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    Hi Funds Fans!  Hoping your Monday is going well.  If not, please have a peek at today’s image; “Mon”day.

    Since we haven’t done a Feature Funder for a while, today we highlight the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC (IAFBC).Established in 1996, the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization working to foster growth and innovation across British Columbia’s agriculture and agri-food industry.  Funding is offered under the following categories:

    Animal Industries: Livestock, poultry, beekeeping and animal products.

    Plant Industries: Fruit, vegetable, grain, oilseed, greenhouse, nursery and other crops

    Processing Industries: Food and beverage processing

    Environmental Issues: Environmental sustainability and wildlife damage prevention

    Emerging Sectors: Emerging sectors, including small scale agriculture and processing, natural health products, Aboriginal agriculture, bioproducts, women and more

    Other: People, regions, and agri-tourism

    Under their Small Projects Program, up to $10,000 is available and there are no set deadlines to apply.  It’s best to apply at least 30 days before your project is due to start, however.  Funding is conditional on the following:

    • The total value of your project should not exceed $30,000. Your total request for IAF funding should not exceed $10,000.

    • Your project must be completed within one year.

    • Funding is not intended for sub-components of larger projects.

    • Projects are funded on a cost-shared basis. This means we are willing to invest in your project when your industry is also willing to invest its own money.

    Also worth having a look at is the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) which has issued an RFP for projects.  Maximum grants appear to be $25,000 +.  Upcoming deadlines are September 14th and November 23rd, 2012.  The CAAP is designed to have a broad scope and a forward looking orientation. The program is industry-led and has the flexibility to respond to large or small project proposals and is open to the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products industry, including producers and processors, their organizations, associations and cooperatives.

    Also funded through the IAFBC is the Agriculture Environment Initiative Program (AEI).  The objectives of the Agriculture Environment Initiative (AEI) Program are to address emerging issues that increase in priority as industry develops appropriate responses to new public expectations for environmental sustainability and co-existence with wildlife as well as continued improvement in environmentally responsible farming practices that are essential to the economic sustainability of agriculture in the longer term.  Maximum grants appear to be $25,000 +.  Deadline: September 14th, 2012.

    Please explore this funding avenue fully as they have a large mandate and appear to be well funded.  Deadline alerts will be sent out closer to the dates and we will be sure to keep an eye on this Foundation for other opportnities!

    There’s where we found some today, folks!  Remember, if you can’t make use of the information you probably know someone who can so share, share, share.

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  • findfundsblogger 12:03 pm on July 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    We’ve been Paper.Li’d :) 

    We’ve been Paper.Li’d again!  A great little math paper by tortellina brown.

    http://paper.li/tortellinabrown/1317133879

     

     
  • findfundsblogger 10:26 am on July 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Two new funders! 

    Hello Funds Fans!  Two new funders for you to have a look at today and both accept applications year-round.

    The Allstate Foundation of Canada was established in 1977 to provide grants to charities and not-for-profit organizations that are involved in a variety of activities or educational initiatives around crime prevention, road safety and home safety.  Applications by email are preferred.  Eligible projects/recipients must be a not-for-profit or charitable organization with a Canadian Charitable Registration Number/Business Number (BN); require funding for the following activities and/or educational initiatives: crime prevention, road safety or home safety; require funding for one of the following: research projects, special projects, operating funds, building funds, emergency funds, deficit financing, equipment funds, matching funds and seed money.   Note: Grants will not be given for conferences, seminars, endowment funds, or to individuals for awards, fellowships, scholarships or bursaries.

    You can also look to Pitney Bowes for funding in the areas of Education, Health and Research, Civics and Community Services, Arts and Culture.  To submit a Pitney Bowes Grant Application, please review the Guidelines for Donations and Charities outlined on their page and complete a Grant Application form.  Each year, Pitney Bowes Inc. gives millions in direct grants, in-kind services, employee matching gifts and volunteer grants to qualified non-profit organizations.

    There it is, folks!  Hoping you all have a wonderful weekend 🙂

     
  • findfundsblogger 8:50 am on July 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NEW! Money for Mathematics and Accounting Research 

    Good day, Funds Fans!  One topic we haven’t posted about is math and math related funds.  Today is the day we remedy that situation.

    The Canadian Mathematical Society provides annual Math Competition Grants which are open to contests of different kinds at the school level.  Grants range between $500 and $1000. Deadline: November 15th, 2012.  Contests can be Traditional (students solve problems in a timed written exam); Projects (Teams competing to solve a strategic problem over a longer period of time); or Posters (Preparation of a mathematical solution or discussion for display purposes)

    Preference will be given to competitions which embrace a number of regional schools (city, county or province-wide); new ventures or those which are aiming to expand their reach; competitions which have matching sources of funding or which are aiming to become self-sufficient.  Grants may not be used for salaries but are designed for costs associated with supplies, travel costs, reproduction costs, prizes, publicity, and related expenses.

    For those of you in the accounting field, the Canadian Academic Accounting Association has several research funds available to its members.  Each fund opens for one call for proposals per year.    At present, the CAAA Research Grant Program is accepting applications for projects of relevance to accounting academic or professional communities. The research under this program need not lead to publication in a scholarly journal, although it may lead to one or more such publications. The research project may result in a report that is both useful to practitioners and provides background in an area that could be the subject of further academic exploration.  Maximum Grant: $10,000 (two available). Deadline: October 31st, 2012.

    There’s where we found some today, folks!  Remember, if you can’t make use of the information you probably know someone who can so share, share, share.

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  • findfundsblogger 8:48 am on July 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    A Cornucopia of Funding! 

    Welcome to Wednesday, Funds Fans!  For those of you just tuning in, what we do here is provide you with timely updates on open funding calls, Request for Proposal opportunities and other avenues to source out funding for your community, organization or client.  Some funding agencies only provide a very short window of opportunity so please subscribe on FaceBook, Twitter or on the right hand side of this page with your email in order to receive any ALERTS.  As we have a number of funders and deadlines for you today, let’s just get right to it!

    The Vancouver Foundation requests that Letters of Intent (LOI) be sent by July 27, 2012 (by midnight) for funding requests under the following categories: Arts and Culture; Children, Youth and Families; Environment; Education; Health and Medical Education/Research; Health and Social Development; Disability Supports for Employment Fund.  If your LOI is accepted, full grant applications are due by September 14, 2012 4:30 PM with final decisions being made mid-December, 2012.

    Also, the BC Arts Council has a deadline of August 1st for the following funding streams:

    The Special Project Assistance – Capacity and Sustainability Program is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations  to undertake specific activities that will increase their capacity and contritube to long term sustainability.

    Special Project Assistance – Co-op Placements is a  program which supports arts and cultural organizations hiring students through co-op placements for professional work experience.

    Project Assistance Program – Professional Development – This program is designed to assist professional artists and arts administrators to undertake specific activities to advance their practice or career. The program assists professional artists and arts administrators who demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection and link the proposed project with the next stage of their professional development.

    Special Project – Touring Initiatives supports B.C. artists and arts organizations undertaking touring activities outside the province that will lead to enhanced professional opportunities. Funding is provided for projects that are scheduled as part of significant national or international cultural events or that take advantage of significant market development opportunities. Priority will be given to professionally organized tours for which artists are receiving fees. Applicants who have recently received assistance through the BC Arts Council may also receive priority.

    We’ve previously blogged about Community Gaming Grants but it’s worth mentioning that the Public Safety and the Environment streams are now accepting applications.  Deadline: August 31, 2012.  Maximum Grants are as follows:

    Local organizations: up to $100,000 per year
    Regional organizations: up to $225,000 per year
    Province-wide organizations: up to $250,000 per year

    The Vancouver Foundation also supports the Youth Philanthropy Council program with grants ranging from $1000 to $10,000.  Letter of Intent Deadline: September 14, 2012(by midnight).  The Youth Philanthropy Council funds projects that are youth driven and/or include youth in their design, implementation and decision making; build good youth partnerships and connections; increase awareness of the diversity of youth ideas and experiences in communities.  If your LOI is accepted, the grant applications are due October 12, 2012 4:30 PM with final decisions made by mid-December, 2012.

    Also due September 14, 2012 and also through the Vancouver Foundation is the Generation Green Grants program with grants ranging from $1000 to $10,000. For 2012, the Generation Green Grants have a special focus on sustainable food. Project ideas include growing and sharing food; ensuring equitable access to safe and healthy food or reducing energy consumption during food production. However, we are also interested in other great youth ideas to make Vancouver green.

    There it is – go and get it!

     
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