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project leader
Mike L
location
33 West Avenue
(Essex)
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Sustainable Essex SEED Series reaches 50% of funding goal!

the project

“SEED” - The Sustainable Essex Environmental Discussion series, is comprised of individual sessions grouped by climate change themes (waste reduction, sustainable management of water resources, etc.).

The overriding goals of the Series are to:

  • Create awareness,
  • Provide guidance with ways individuals can modify their household behaviors to address climate change
  • Drive action at a community level

the steps

  • Identify focus climate change topics
  • Identify facilitators who are subject matter experts in each area
  • Work with the Essex Public Library and facilitators to create a schedule for each session
  • Implement promotional activities prior to each session
  • Facilitate each session and measure outcomes
  • Utilize learnings from the outcomes from prior sessions in the design and facilitation of subsequent sessions

why we're doing it

The residents of Essex, CT are overwhelmed with information from a wide range of sources regarding the key causes and impacts of climate change. This has created confusion and anxiety and our community members need more focused information, and a way to ask questions and seek additional information. The SEED Series provides focused information from climate change experts and a forum for discussion with these experts and each other.

The overarching goal of the project is to build awareness of the key drivers of climate change and provide suggestions for how the residents of Essex can take action within their households. These discussions will also provide participants an opportunity to share ideas for how the Town of Essex can respond at a municipal level. Through these discussions, the Sustainable Essex Committee can provide a valuable voice for our residents with municipal government regarding their vision and priorities for community-wide actions to mitigate the effects of climate change and create a more sustainable community.

budget

Light snacks, beverages & Supplies (plates, cups, napkins, etc.) - total 160.00

Recycled grocery tote bags for handout - 601.00

Promotional supplies (posters, fleyers, printing/copying costs, etc. - 600.00

Facilitator's Fees - total 1000.00



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $2,360
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $128
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$38
TOTAL TO RAISE = $2,561
Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.  

updates

Sustainable Essex SEED Series reaches 50% of funding goal!

With more than 30 days to go, the Sustainable Essex SEED campaign has reached 50% of its funding goal! This is a real "win" for this project and reflects a strong interest in this discussion series. We are very grateful to all who have donated. For those who have not had a chance to make a donation, there is still time.  The Commmunity Matching Fund matches each donation dollor-for-dollar and a donation in any amount makes a significant difference in Sustainable Essex's goal to build an effective, meaningful discussion series. We look forward to yur support!

First SEED Session to take place Sat. 2/29

We are very excited to host our first SEED discussion session on Saturday, 2/29 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm at the Essex Public Library! This first session, “Garbage and Climate Change, What’s the Connection?” will provide an introduction to the challenges of solid waste in Essex and Connecticut and offer ways for individual households and the wider comunity to respond to this challenge. Please join us for this important discussion!

photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Anonymous
  • Pough Interiors
  • Joan Kratzert
  • Anonymous
  • Tracy & Nick McKee
  • Michael Long
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Joni Malcynsky
  • Stacy N Abbott
  • Anonymous
  • Elaine Jones-Bronin
  • Amanda Sugai
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous