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Community Grants 2004

Organization(s) Toxics Use Reduction Institute
Project Description The Toxics Use Reduction Network (TURN) Grants program saw continued success as former recipients built on past projects and new sectors were being addressed. The TURN Program was established by the Institute in 1995 to encourage involvement by community organizations and municipalities in the TURA program, promoting safer and cleaner industrial processes that enhance the economic vitality of Massachusetts firms, while protecting the environment, workers, and public health. Two types of grants are awarded under the TURN program: community awareness projects designed to raise awareness and understanding of TUR; and municipal integration projects that foster implementation and incorporation of TUR/P2 strategies into local municipal activities and functions.

TURI seeks proposals from non-profit community or environmental organizations, municipal departments, or agencies in Massachusetts. Now in its thirteenth year, the goal of the TURI Community Grant Program is to help organizations raise awareness of the hazards of toxic chemical use and introduce safer alternatives within their neighborhoods. Neighborhood associations, labor unions, fire and police departments, academic institutions, chambers of commerce, libraries, boards of health, hospitals, youth organizations, health centers, and public schools are encouraged to apply.

In October 2004, TURI awarded five $10,000 TURN Grants to community organizations across Massachusetts to reduce chemical use in salons, schools, and neighborhoods. Recipients are the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH), Dorchester; New Ecology, Inc., Cambridge; Town of Westford Water Department; Lower Pioneer Valley Education Collaborative, East Longmeadow; and Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.

More Info www.turi.org/community
Project Contact
Name Joy Onasch
Phone 978-934-4343
Project Keywords
Activity Keywords Awards program, Funding and grants
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 17 No. 2, Fall 2007 [PDF]


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