Green Partners Environmental Education Program

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Grant/Funding
Program
Abstract: 

Educate, engage, act and collaborate for the environment
www.hennepin.us/greenpartners

The Green Partners Program supports organizations to actively educate and empower Hennepin County residents to make positive environmental changes in their daily lives by:

  • Inspiring individuals in their communities to reduce waste, recycle, reduce toxicity, conserve energy and/or protect water resources;
  • Collaborating with Hennepin County and peer organizations on environmental education;
  • Connecting with free environmental resources, trainings and networking opportunities offered by Hennepin County; and
  • Engaging in a group - Seed, Root, or Branch-that best supports their organization
  • Eligible organizations include non-profit organizations, community and youth groups, multicultural organizations, congregations, private and public schools, and park districts. The Green Partners Program consists of three groups with varying levels of support and requirements.

    Seed Group: Receive free field trip transportation and activity supplies.
    Root Group: Receive up to $8,000 to implement a project based on existing resources.
    Branch Group: Receive up to $15,000 to implement an innovative project.

    Request for Proposals
    Root and Branch Request for proposals are offered in Spring and Fall (proposal deadlines are in May and November).

    Find the Request for proposals and application instructions online at www.hennepin.us/greenpartners.

    Questions?
    You are strongly encouraged to contact the program manager for any needed assistance such as feedback on project ideas, advice, and general help with the application. Email Patience Caso at patience.caso@co.hennepin.mn.us or call 612-348-9352 or visit http://www.hennepin.us/greenpartners.

    Author: 
    Hennepin County Environmental Services
    Topic Areas: 
    Stewardship
    Waste Prevention
    Sustainability
    Education
    Target Audience: 
    All
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Fee: 
    No
    Library loan: 
    No
    Is training required?: 
    No
    Seasonal: 
    No
    Contact(s) or order information.: 

    Patience Caso
    Hennepin County Environmental Services
    Green Partners Program Manager
    612-348-9352
    patience.caso@co.hennepin.mn.us
    www.hennepin.us/greenpartners

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