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Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 10:56:56 -0400
From: Natalia Petraszczuk <nataliamec@voyager.net>
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News from the Land Stewardship Initiative. . .
. . . A project of the Michigan Environmental Council

Immediate Release
Contact: Natalia Petraszczuk(517) 487-9539

MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL AND BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE HAVE FUNDS TO
DISTRIBUTE; SEEKING SMALL-GRANT APPLICANTS

The Michigan Economic and Environmental Roundtable and the Michigan
Environmental Council (MEC) are funding projects that advance land
stewardship through collaboration and partnerships working on
sustainable development/smart growth initiatives at local, regional and
state levels.  The C.S. Mott, Detroit Edison, and Dow Chemical
Foundations have provided $22,000 to award as grants to eligible
organizations working on land use issues.  The small grants will range
between $1,000-$4,000 and are to emphasize business/environmental
partnerships.

Businesses and organizations eligible for small grants must:
a)      have 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax status or be sponsored by a
501(c)(3)
organization
b)      demonstrate a commitment to increasing public and policy maker
awareness of sustainable land use practices.

The program is intended to help businesses and environmental groups work
together to reduce the impacts of low density development or
sprawl--development that consumes important resource land and leads to
the deterioration of older communities.  Through education and
cooperation, alternate avenues of sprawl can be created and implemented.

The Roundtable, a nonprofit organization comprised of representatives of
business and environmental interests, seeks to develop new approaches to
the challenges facing Michigan's economy and natural resources. MEC, a
member of the Roundtable, is a nonprofit coalition of 55 environmental
organizations working to promote a land stewardship ethic throughout the
state.  MEC and the Roundtable recognize that the state's economic and
environmental communities have similar concerns relating to land use.

Recipients will be selected on a competitive basis.  Applications must
be postmarked by December 15, 1999; decisions will be made by January
15, 2000.  For an application or more information, contact MEC at 119
Pere Marquette, Ste. 2A, Lansing, MI  48912, or call (517) 487-9539.
Applications can also be found online at:  http//:www.mienv.org/lsi.htm

"This program helps us protect our state's incomparable natural
resources, which are vital to Michigan's public health, economy and
quality of life", says Jerry Ring, Chair Person, Michigan Environmental
and Economic Roundtable.

  

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