Thanks to the donations at our Electronics Recycling events and Giving Tuesdays, the Environment Committee of Weavers Way was able to award grants to eight different community groups. Awards were given to those who wished to enhance the environment through education, gardens or other means of addressing climate change.
Applications were available in February and due March 4 for amounts up to $500. The following were awarded grants this year:
- East Falls Tree Tenders, to purchase top soil and mulch for the planting of 10 street trees;
- Whosoever Gospel Mission, to purchase seeds, seedlings, soil and other garden supplies for their garden, which supports homeless men in Germantown;
- Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation, toward the cost of installing an EV charging station for electric cars in one parking lot;
- DePaul USA, to replace a lawn with a garden and fruit orchard to serve the homeless in East Mt. Airy;
- Friends of McMichael Park, to plant a sturdy 3-4 foot tree to replace the trees lost in 2016;
- Friends of Lovett Library, to purchase 20 children’s books about the environment;
- Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, to purchase supplies for a salamander citizen science project;
- Henry H. Houston School, to supply plants and bird feeders for their Bottle Brick Garden, which will use recycled plastic bottles for their construction material.