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BIG SING VERMONT

A festival to uplift and unify 500 people in the Northeast who love singing, as led by exceptional musical artists of several genres and traditions.

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STEM Career Development Workshop

Bringing together STEM PhDs from non-academic career paths to bring awareness to current PhD candidates & Post-docs to career options and how to transition successfully into a meaningful career best aligned with their expertise and passion.

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Bristol Trail Network Trail Reinforcement (River Bend)

This grant request is to help us improve the sustainability and usability of our budding trail system by constructing stone staircases and reinforcing the bench cut along steep sections of a newly opened trail.

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Cassavant Park

Create a fenced-in dog area in the field in Cassavant Park, Winooski.

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Hoolipack Clothes Skid Row

Hoolipack will raise roughly $60,000 in order to clothe skid row in our hoodies to help bring awareness to this ongoing issue, clothe these individuals, and spark change in our community & around the world!

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Vermont Real Estate Co-op

We're creating a landlord owned cooperatively by the tenants and social investors receiving a capped return in the Green Mountain State!

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Getting Ahead

A community center that offers a safe environment, education, peer support and empowers folks in poverty to radically change their lives and build a strong foundation for their future.

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Leaf, A Story about Finding Your Way Home

"Leaf" is a story for children about an injured baby chipmunk my family helped to rescue, rehabilitate, and release. The sales of the story would benefit wildlife rehabilitators in Vermont who are in need of supplies and rabies vaccines.

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Studio 802

Studio 802 is a multimedia mobile art studio/makerspace and idea incubator for people who are in transition.

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A Journey with Love

A book series inspiring you to create your own, unique and ever-changing definitions of emotions with the intention of fostering greater intimacy and connection with yourself and those you love.

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Quantum Encrypted Literature AKA Cryptopoetry

In a galaxy far far away, a universe next door, there lives a cryptopoet and this is a story that will alter the history of our known universe where everyone is invited to be an author.

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Spiritual Philanthropy

A rebirth and renaissance of philanthropy as the foundational perspective for sharing resources and our gifts, together, in co-creation.

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"Just Felt Pretty" working title

Quality cosmetics, soaps, and hair products for shelters and people in need.

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Lyme Living

I will create a tiny house community for people who are homeless or are in danger of becoming homeless due to health issues caused by Lyme disease and co-infections.

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Planning Michigan Schools Solar Program(s)

The object is to design solar power programs for Michigan schools that will be irresistible to school managers, teachers, and students.

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How to grow in harmony with nature

Learning to garden without chemicals

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Intercollegiate New Building Design Challenge

This project looks like the U.S. DOE Solar Decathalon, which is for homes, but the idea would be to have a new building type addressed each year, and student teams focusing on how best to design and produce such buildings using all the best techniques for sustainability

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The One Cat Too

My project involves creating books, artwork and products connected to my bed & breakfast, in part as a way to fundraise for social justice and for neighborhood improvements.

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Public Participating Energy Futures Planning

Develop a comprehensive system using best practices to engage communities in their own energy futures plannng: Your energy future should NOT be a spectator sport with decisions made for you by monopolies or global corporations.

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Expanding the Conservation Economy Pattern Language

Brilliant designers have created a Pattern Language for Conservation Economies -- sustainable triple-bottom-line communities. Let's expand that language and make more regional variations.

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Expanding the Architecture 2030 Design Palette

Architecture 2030 is an American Institute of Architects project, about making all new architect-assisted buildings net-zero energy buildings by 2030. Now, 2030 Districts are forming with the intent of using 50% as much fossil fuel & water by 2030. The "palette" is a set of design principles.

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Type 3 Community Solar Projects

There are some pathways to community solar development that are not constrained by utility rules and regulations, yet they are all-but-ignored by traditional developers. Let's roll our own!

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Catalog of Eco-Village Energy Systems

Existing eco-villages (intentional living communities) often use 1/2, 1/4, or even less energy compared to "regular" communities. The designs that allow high-standards of living with low- low- energy use need to be documented and shared so that humans can start to decarbonize our energy systems.

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DC and Human-Powered Devices for Off-Grid Services

Solar plus batteries and human-powered generators are now capable of running dozens of tools and appliances, and those are operations that can be entirely outside of the realm of regulated utility companies. These solutions can be portable, convenient, reliable, resilient, and cost effective.