Eight new projects relating to community sustainability will receive funding from the City of Charlottetown’s Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Program.

The community-led projects further the goals and actions of the City’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) and engage the community in sustainability. The micro-grant awards range between $900 and $2,500.

Each of the 2021 micro-grant projects relates to one or more of the four pillars of sustainability: environmental, economic, cultural, and social. The committee selected a wide range of projects, including a recycling initiative for plastic coffee pods that will also provide coffee grounds to community gardens; a showcase of experimental short films; and a new garden sharing initiative that will pair gardeners with no space to garden with homeowners who have a garden but lack the time or physical ability to care for it.

The 2020 micro-grant recipients are:
Big Brothers Big Sisters PEI – Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Start
Desbrisay Community Garden – Composting Demonstration at Desbrisay Community Garden
FilmPEI – Experimental Shorts Showcase
Stars for Life Foundation for Autism – Making Connections with Our Community, Our Environment & Our Food Sources
PEI Food Exchange – Edible Gardening Workshop Series
Kirstie McCallum – PEIANC Mural Project
The Charlottetown Garden Sharing Initiative
Every Pod Counts – Coffee Pod Collective

To view the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan, visit:https://www.charlottetown.ca/environment___sustainability/sustainability/sustainability_resources