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Community Grants 2008

Organization(s) Toxics Use Reduction Institute
Project Description In 2008, TURI awarded the following organizations grants ranging from $1,300 to $15,000:

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, Barnstable, MA – will promote the use of new LED flares to boaters and emergency responders as an alternative to flares containing perchlorate and other hazardous substances

ECOprojects, Jamaica Plain, MA – will educate low income Lynn residents about how to identify chemical hazards due to common household practices and ways to detoxify the home to reduce asthma triggers

The Organic Mom, Inc., Dighton, MA – will host two free environmental lectures to raise public awareness of toxics inside and outside of the home Town of Townsend, Conservation Commission – will provide a visible, public display of organic lawn care practices by improving a lawn that is in poor condition without the use of pesticides

Worcester Youth Center – will increase awareness among low income inner city youth about harmful chemicals found in everyday products used at home

Vietnamese American Initiative for Development, Inc., (Viet-AID), Dorchester, MA – will promote safer hardwood floor finishing products to companies and consumers.

Project Contact
Name Joy Onasch
Phone 978-934-4343
Project Keywords
Activity Keywords Funding and grants
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 18 No. 1, Spring 2008 [PDF]


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