Sustainable Ballard to give $3k to worthy neighborhood causes

Sustainable Ballard just won $3,300 from a citywide waste reduction challenge, and is using the money to fund projects that support Ballard. The prize money came from Waste Management’s Think Green Challenge, which invited ten neighborhoods to compete against each other for the biggest reduction in landfill waste and education efforts.

Sustainable Ballard is taking proposals from individuals and groups with “a great new idea for helping the Ballard community.” The proposals must be for a new project and must be initiated by a Ballardite. All submissions are due by July 31, 2013, and can be sent to, and must contain the following information:

  • Name, phone and email
  • Project description (including how the work will be done in Ballard)
  • Fund amount requested ($3,300 or less)
  • Timeline (Funds will be available by September 2013, and projects must be completed by December 2013.)

“We’re proud of our Ballard friends and neighbors for their efforts to reduce their ‘waste lines,’” says Sustainable Ballard president Jenny Heins in a statement. “We’re thrilled that this money will go to helping those who are helping our community.”

The recipients will be announced in early September.

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