Sustainability

Leveraging Local Dollars for Success

Publication date: 
07/2013

As the Local Sustainability Matching Fund (LSMF) team begins to evaluate proposals submitted for its third of round of funding, we are now hearing back from Round One and Two grantees about how their work is unfolding. Early reports tell us that the goals of the LSMF are being realized as local grantees begin new partnerships and projects. From urban agriculture to bike sharing to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, LSMF grantees are harnessing the power of their cities and towns to build sustainable, equitable, and prosperous communities for all residents.

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Sustainable Cities: The Role for Philanthropy in Promoting Urban Sustainability

Publication date: 
05/2013

Commissioned by the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network (CEGN), this report outlines some of the key issues related to urban sustainability in Canada, profiles some of the promising approaches, and explores various roles that the philanthropic community could play in moving communities forward in this field.

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2013 Gibbs & Soell Sense and Sustainability Study

Publication date: 
04/2013

The general public remains skeptical of corporate America’s commitment to sustainability.
Only 21 percent of all U.S. adults and 23 percent of those employed full-time and/or parttime believe that a majority of businesses are committed to “going green” – defined as “improving the health of the environment by implementing more sustainable business practices and/or offering environmentally-friendly products or services.”

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