Invitation- Technical Assistance Opportunity for Resource Management & Resiliency
We’re inviting you to apply for a technical assistance program that we're offering to cities, affordable housing agencies and community organizations.
As a brief background, Global Green is a national environmental non-profit and the US affiliate of Green Cross International. For over 20 years, Global Green has been a leader in groundbreaking education and demonstration projects for urban sustainability along with targeted technical assistance and community-based programs.
Your review of this opportunity would be greatly appreciated to see if:
1) This project is a fit for you.
2) You can pass it along for others that may be a fit.
3) The project is not a fit for you, and you have recommendations on how we might refine or adjust or program and communications.
Project Rationale and Opportunity
For many cities, there are unrealized economic and environmental opportunities that lie in what is thrown in the trash, particularly with organic materials such as food and yard waste.
During a disaster situation, these materials pile up and become a health, cost, and safety nuisance while at the same time the value of these materials is lost for providing services.
For this project, we are recruiting cities and communities that have been impacted by recent Hurricanes Maria and Harvey.
Examples of how responsible resource management can connect to resilience in the face of climate change include the use of micro-digesters. This resilient power source, as well as, the use of food donations as part of an overall food waste diversion program, can serve as a needed network and “infrastructure” to assist during times of crisis.
Global Green and Partner Roles
Our team will conduct an extensive review of existing plans and the current pattern of organic materials management. At the conclusion of the visit, the team will present recommendations for both physical and program best practice changes and scenarios for how to proceed with planning and development of food scrap infrastructure. Global Green will prioritize working with areas that include a community development or planning process underway in the community that can benefit from or integrate the recommendations
Role of Partners:
Provide information on developments or urban districts, (such as soil specifications for development and infrastructure projects) local zoning, and permitting requirements for organic waste processing and the status of existing food scrap programs (if applicable).
How Global Green Will Help:
We will collaborate with partners to create up to 3 different scenarios for connections between local food waste processing and consumption, and climate resiliency.
Partners on this project can include landscape architects, builders, cities, and developers.
When possible, we will conduct webinars, workshops and/or pilot programs to demonstrate and evaluate solutions.
Additionally, good partners are organizations that have expressed an interest in integrating compost use as part of resiliency, sustainability or community revitalization efforts.
Targeted Project Benefits and Outcomes
Improve your climate leadership
Integrate responsible resource management as a component of purchasing
Improve water holding capacity of urban soils
Realize opportunities to integrate resource management with resiliency to climate change