Over the past four years, our “general” Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) initiative has generated amazing responses among the communities of the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region. We noticed that many of the projects that community members proposed were environmentally oriented. This spring, we launched Green NSG, a new version of the program designed to support grassroots environmental projects that contributed to green initiatives while bringing neighbours and community members together! Check out the list of Green NSG projects below, and make sure you head to the CBT NSG Facebook Page for updates about the projects as they begin to happen this spring!
Gardening workshop Toni Buston and Nicky Ling Ucluelet April For the Love of Bees! April Robson and Jennifer Smallwood Tofino May to November Chicken Social Leah Austin and George Patterson Tofino April to September Clothing Swap/ Community gathering Cindi Levine and Lynette O'Brien Ucluelet April Maaqtusiis Secondary School Community Bee Garden Kate Drexler and Trina Mattson Ahousaht May to October Easter Themed Earth Day Beach Clean up Candice Steven and Ayla Roberts Tofino April 22 Energy Efficient Assembly Details Lunch & Learn Jennifer Price-Francis and Nick Killians Tofino June 5 Beeswax Wrap workshop for kids Calla Hurwitz and Sydney Craig Ucluelet April 20 Green Living Info Day & BBQ Laurie Filgiano and Sarah Hagar Millstream June 8 Tuff City for Trees Eileen Floody and Sherry Marr Tofino May 1 to May 30 Ahousaht Artisan Farmers Market Daniel Soifer and Jennifer Lightning Ahousaht May 15 to August 31 Youth Healthy Harvest and Community Dinner Norman Louie and Selina Frank Ahousaht May 15 to May 24 Preserving Food Lil Webster and Hilda John Ahousaht August to September Local Community Garden Dolores Bayne and Pam Mickey Hot Springs Cove May to August Norah Road Community Compost Cynthia Fitton and Jill McQuiad Ucluelet June to December Hot Springs Cove Herbal Medicines Reestablishment Ruth Charleson and Heather Charleson Hot Springs Cove April to September Ahousaht Broom Busting Marcie Callewaert and Molina Dick Ahousaht April to July Community Recycling Initiative Leslie Mickey and Louie Sabbas Hot Springs Cove TBD Seafood Gathering, Fishing, Community Building Ryan Churchill and Gynette Galligos Hot Springs Cove May 15 to June 30 Sustainable Seafood Community Dinner Charles Lucas and Betty Lucas Hot Springs Cove April 15 to April 30