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Friday, February 20, 2009

Changing Climate Change: Grant Proposals Open

Green Mountain Coffee will provide four grants for $200,000 each (payable over 5 years) to support the work of reducing climate change. To participate in this contest, you need to submit your idea on JustMeans and fill out the full grant proposal from Green Mountain Coffee.

Learn more and get started now!

Contest Details:

Climate change is not a problem that can be solved by a single entity - be it government, business, civil society, or individuals. We believe that long term solutions will come from the combined efforts of all of the above. While government will play an important role, we need not wait for government direction to take steps to understand, reduce, and mitigate our share of GHG emissions.

One grant will be made in each of the four categories of: Threats to Coffee-Growing Communities, Transportation-Related Emissions, Building Political Will, and Empowering Individual Action. Submissions close March 21st.

Key Dates:

  • February 16th: Call for idea submissions and full proposals.
  • February 16th – March 21st: Public comments on ideas.
  • March 21st: Deadlines to submit grant applications - 12:00 AM EST
  • March 28th: Finalists announced and reposted on
  • March 28th – April 3rd: Public comments on ideas.
  • April 3rd: The public challenge ends and the final judging begins.
  • April 22nd: Winners announced on Earth Day

Next Steps:

The Changing Climate Change contest requires submitters to post ideas to JustMeans as well as submit a complete grant proposal.

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