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Climate Solutions & Equity Grant

Introducing the Inaugural Grant Recipients

Athens Land Trust, Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund, Georgia Organics, Gwinnett Housing Corporation, and Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture are the 2023-2024 recipients of the new Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity Grant.

Grantees each received two-year grants of $100,000 per year to support efforts that advance climate solutions and prioritize equity in Georgia. This includes a focus on: Composting, Conservation Agriculture, Energy Efficiency Improvements, Food Waste Reduction, Large-Scale Solar, and Rooftop Solar.

Athens Land Trust

This grant will support Athens Land Trust’s work in the West Broad neighborhood as well as communities in North Athens. This includes programs to deliver home repair, weatherization, and energy efficiency improvements; expand workforce development; and build community leadership capacity through Neighborhood Advisory Boards.

Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund

Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund received a grant to support their statewide EMC Organizing Campaign, a project working to advance sustainability and drive a transition to clean energy production among Georgia’s 41 member-owned electric membership corporations (EMCs.)

Georgia Organics

With Georgia Organics working in close partnership with McIntosh SEED, the grant will support the creation of a Climate-Smart Farmer Cohort in Southeast Georgia, with a focus on conservation agriculture and rooftop solar. The organizations will develop climate-smart action plans and connect farmers with the resources to implement them.

Gwinnett Housing Corporation

Gwinnett Housing Corporation, alongside the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association and the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, received a grant to develop a comprehensive federal investment and workforce development plan to benefit disadvantaged communities in State House District 98 – the most diverse and under-resourced part of Gwinnett County.

Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture

The grant will support Truly Living Well – in partnership with Think Green, Inc. and Historic Westside Gardens – to upgrade and expand Truly Living Well’s Community Compost Lab, train residents of Atlanta’s Westside to engage their neighbors in composting, and train new urban growers.

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