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Green Festival and Ford Motor Company to Award $5,000 Grant

Local companies may submit their ideas until April 13, 2012; winner to be announced at first annual Green Festival in NYC, April 21-22, 2012 at Javits Center North
WHAT: Ford Motor Company and Green Festival call for local non-profits and community leaders to enter sustainable, forward-thinking project proposals to receive the $5,000 Ford Community Green Grant. No idea is too big or small to be considered and the deadline for entries is April 13, 2012. Festival attendees will choose their favorite proposal from a group of finalists determined by a Ford Motor Company and Green Festival panel. Votes will be tallied on-site and the grant winner will be announced on the final day of the first annual Green Festival in New York on Sunday, April 22, 2012.


Prestigious philanthropic companies and start-up non-profits have received Ford Community Green Grants; 2011 recipients include:

Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles, CA www.homeboy-industries.org
Collective Roots, Greater San Francisco, CA www.collectiveroots.org
Homestead Community Land Trust, Seattle, WA www.homesteadclt.org
The scienceFIST Foundation, Chicago, IL www.sciencefist.org/

WHEN: Submission Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2012

Winner Announced: Sunday, April 22, 2012

TO APPLY: Submit your idea to communitygreengrant@actionpartners.com

Or mail to: Attn: Community Green Grant

3020 Carbon Place, Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80301

ABOUT GREEN FESTIVAL:

Held in the LEED-certified North Pavilion of the Jacob Javits Center, Green Festival is the only green event that screens exhibitors for their commitment to sustainability, ecological balance and social justice using co-producer, Green America’s green business standards. This is Green Festival’s premiere year in New York City. Green Festival runs from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 and from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22.

For more information, visit http://www.action-marketing-group.com/greengrant/.

Contest offered and open only to legal residents of the U.S. & D.C., 18 or older, who have not previously been a recipient of the Ford Community Green Grant. Starts on 3/1/12, Prizes (5): a $5,000 local grant (awarded as a check), which will be awarded to one winning local community or organization within 50 miles of each Green Festival city, subject to verification and final approval of Sponsors. Limit one entry per person. Limit one prize per community. By entering, Entrants grant Sponsors a license in and to all submission materials and ideas. The number of eligible Finalists may vary among Festivals in Sponsors’ absolute discretion. Finalists MUST attend respective Festival in order to present their entry, or else will be disqualified. Contest subject to official rules, at http://www.action-marketing-group.com/greengrant/. Void where prohibited.

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