Making Cities Greener

Friends of the Earth and Crowdfunder are set to announce, on 11th September, ten urban nature projects which will receive, as part of the #10xGreener accelerator programme, £500 in funds along with full training on how to run a successful Crowdfunder campaign

Key dates. (Source: Crowdfunder)

The competition follows a pilot project on London’s Daubeney Road, which has seen the local community empowered to make its streets 10 x greener with vanloads of plants, bughouses, soil and plant pots.

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

Hugh Knowles, innovation director at Friends of the Earth, said:

Greener streets are better for people, nature and the environment. They boost our physical and mental health, and also help wildlife to flourish in urban areas. We’re excited to hear the ideas from communities up and down the country who want to make their streets 10 x greener.Friends of the Earth has a long history of working with community groups to support environmental change at a grassroots level. By teaming up with Crowdfunder we’ll be able to empower a new wave of local projects making a positive change to their community.

Simon Walker, Head of Campaigns at Crowdfunder, said:

Crowdfunding is all about bringing communities together to create a unified positive impact, and Crowdfunder is all about helping small groups do this on a grander scale. We’re delighted to be working on this competition with Friends of the Earth, which we hope will empower many neighbourhoods, long into the future, to collaborate, raise money and create an uplifting social and sustainable environmental impact across the nation.

Find out more here.

UPDATE 1 – 13 September 2018, 2:22pm