Environmental Cooperation Commission funds 10 community grants for sustainable recovery from COVID-19 pandemic – Advice Eating

MONTREAL, May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) announced 10 community projects that have been selected under the 2022 North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA) grant program. This NAPECA cycle is helping support the community-based recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic C$1.5 million in the form of grants to support environmental initiatives that help North American communities implement solutions and build their capacity to recover and build resilience.

Commission for Environmental Cooperation Funds 10 Community Grants for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic (CNW Group/Commission for Environmental Cooperation)

Commission for Environmental Cooperation Funds 10 Community Grants for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic (CNW Group/Commission for Environmental Cooperation)

“The 10 winning projects aim to advance a just recovery by helping communities, particularly the most vulnerable and underserved populations, address challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said Richard MorganCEC Managing Director.

The NAPECA selection committee selected 10 final projects from more than 200 proposals. The selected projects meet the CEC Council’s strategic objectives for this program to support exemplary environmental initiatives that help build long-term partnerships and promote shared responsibility and stewardship of the environment.

Work on the selected projects will start in May 2022 and close April 2024.

Congratulations to the following organizations:

Canada

  • South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards, Project Building Pandemic Recovery and Response through Access to Safe Drinking Water at Beardy’s Okemasis Cree Nation

  • SeaChange Marine Conservation Society, Indigenous Site-Based Conservation Revitalization Project for Coastal Restoration

  • N-EAT project at Simon Fraser UniversityProject Enhancing Food Sovereignty and Resiliency of Remote Indigenous Communities in British Columbia

Mexico

  • Mixbaal Fondo para el Fomento de la Education, AC, Project Maya Peasant Community Agricultural School for Regenerative and Agroforestry Techniques

  • Grupo para Promover la Education y el Desarrollo Sustentable, AC, Project Local Actions for Climate Change Mitigation in Zapotec Communities of the Central Valleys of Oaxaca

  • Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Project Co-Generation of Sustainable Alternatives to Confront the Post-COVID Period in Vulnerable Communities of the Querétaro Semidesert

United States

  • Remy’s Good Day Fund, Project Regenerative Agriculture, Solar Energy and Economic Development for Community Health and Resilience

  • Florida International University Foundation, Project Enhancing Local Food Security through the Farmer-to-Farmer Model as a Rapid Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Rio Bravo Restoration, Project Socio-environmental Capacity Building for COVID and Climate Change in Rural Communities of the Rio Grande/Bravo

  • Center for large-scale landscape maintenance, project to improve the performance of biosphere regions; Location-based solutions for North American sustainability

The CEC’s NAPECA grant program supports non-profit and non-governmental organizations in Canada, Mexicoand The United States and seeks to improve environmental conditions at the community, indigenous, local and regional levels.

To learn more about NAPECA, visit www.cec.org/napeca.

About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, Mexico and The United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel environmental agreement to NAFTA. From 2020, the CEC will be recognized and maintained by the environmental cooperation agreement in parallel with the new free trade agreement North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, indigenous peoples, youth, NGOs, academia and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America common environment and at the same time supports sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations. Learn more at: www.cec.org.

The CEC is administered and funded equally by the Government of Canada by Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of The United States from Mexico through the Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturalesand the government of the United States of America by the Federal Environment Agency.

Environmental Cooperation Commission (CNW Group/Environmental Cooperation Commission)

Environmental Cooperation Commission (CNW Group/Environmental Cooperation Commission)

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