The competition for the 2020 Environmental Grant Program is complete - please see below for summaries of the successful applicants.
Funding is available to non-profit organizations implementing initiatives that support the City of Saskatoon's strategic goal of Environmental Leadership. Initiatives prioritized for funding in 2020 include those that:
- increase awareness and protection of our water resources;
- reduce the amount of waste going to landfills;
- provide stewardship, education and/or enhancements to the green network;
- encourage active transportation; and
- provide learning opportunities that support the City's environmental goals.
2020 Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the successful applicants of the 2020 Environmental Grant Program:
- Bridge City Bicycle Co-operative ($7,500): to expand their Bike Diversion Program, to increase the # of bicycles diverted from landfills and used by residents of the City's core neighbourhoods.
- Saskatoon Cycles ($5,000): to encourage cycling as a mode of transportation by providing a secure 'bike valet' parking service at community events.
- Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. ($4,500): to help restore and protect Saskatoon Afforestation Areas, in part, through waste clean-ups and site inventories.
- Wanuskewin Heritage Park Authority ($4,500): to carry out actions identified in their resource management plan, including identification and management of invasive species.
- Ecole Victoria School ($3,500): to expand their current waste diversion initiatives, with the goal of diverting a minimum of 90% of waste related to events at the school.
- Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan ($3,500): to improve communications to help residents appreciate and value the wildlife and wild spaces in the city.
- CHEP Good Food Inc. ($2,500): to develop a sustainable composting system to meet the demands of their various programs, and improve their compost education program.
- Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin ($2,500): to deliver the PFSRB Conference 2020: Risk Assessment and Citizen Science.
- 25th Street Theatre ($2,000): to lower the environmental footprint of the 2021 Saskatoon Fringe Festival by running their on-site box office entirely off solar energy.
- Safe Drinking Water Foundation ($2,000): to educate Saskatoon residents about microplastics, and the effects of microplastics in our waterways.
- South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards Inc. ($1,500): to coordinate a sampling program to test for microplastics in the South Saskatchewan River watershed.
- Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation ($1,500): to expand their B.I.R.D.S. initiative to specific areas of Saskatoon, and ultimately improve the rescue rate of bird strikes.
- Saskatoon CarShare Co-operative ($1,500): to drive awareness of the carshare and membership in the co-operative to the corporate and multi-unit residential sectors.
- Saskatoon Trades and Skills Centre ($1,500): to recycle and reuse wooden pallets through the delivery of woodworking skills camps to youth in grades 5-8.
- Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council ($500): to deliver the 'Creating a Zero Waste Strategy for Your Community' workshop at their Waste ReForum 2020 conference.