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Friday, March 11, 2011 Green Vol 1.25: win a $100 GiveNow Charity Gift Card , Certification Fees Grant Available, Your Chance on Tuesday, Engery Grants   VOLUME 1 ISSUE 25  
Green Photo of the Week
Grant Support Available for Nonprofits
And the Winner Is....
Your Chance Comes on Tuesday - Submit Your Name Today
Energy Grants help Nonprofits go 'Green' and Save
Green Photo of the Week
You could win a $100 GiveNow Charity Gift Card

Submit your green photo of the week, it could be a landscape, something green and beautiful, even your staff or volunteers working on green projects. Those chosen for inclusion in the GreenNonprofits newsletter will receive a $100 Charity Gift GiveNow Card. Send your JPEG format photo to

Grant Support Available for Nonprofits
50% off the application submission fees

Grants support available for charities submitting their Certification Application before June 1, 2011


Sanofi-Aventis has made a generous contribution to to support the Green Nonprofits 2011 Initiative. This includes support for up to 50% of the application submission fees for charities seeking certification.


Click here to email application for grant approval.


The first step is to create your certification profile online and start earning points. You only need 100 points to become certified. You can start earning points right way. 



NOTE: You may also download the PDF application and submit via fax to 206-203-4758


The centerpiece of the GreenNonprofit movement is for each charity to become certified. This is a process that is both easy to understand and takes time to complete.

With our "Point Saver" Feature, you can create a profile, earn points, save them and come back to add more points as you work toward your goal of 100 points.

1. See what points you may have already earned with actions you have already taken
2. Review options for earning other points
3. Save your work
4. Engage your organization to make additional changes
5. Come back and add your new points
6. Repeat 2-5 until you have earned 100 points


Go to and click on certification to get started. You can download the PDF application form or use the new online registration system.


In an effort to recognize and certify outstanding Green Nonprofits and promote their services, GreenNonprofits has established the certification program. By participating in this program and becoming certified, your charity will publically declare your commitment to these principles while joining this unique global group of superior organisations.

The GreenNonprofits certification process is unique to each nonprofit/NGO’s goals to become greener.  To complete the program it could take several weeks to severl months depending on how much progress you have already earned and how much time you devote to making necessary change.

And the Winner Is....
The winner of last week's drawing for a complimentary copy of
sponsored by Sanofi- Aventis given away on the Nonprofit Coach Radio Show is:
Patrick Grogan
Phillipsburg, NJ
Congrats  Patrick!

Your Chance Comes on Tuesday - Submit Your Name Today
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All month long you can win a copy of the Nonprofit Guide To Going Green by listening to the Nonprofit Coach with Ted Hart Radio show right online right at your computer.
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Energy Grants help Nonprofits go 'Green' and Save
19 Virgin Island Charities receive $850,000+

At the worst of times, Monsignor Michael Kosak opened the electricity bill for St. Ann's Catholic Church to find his St. Croix parish owed $5,500. "Our WAPA bill is sky high," Kosak said. "We say it's a real 'whoppa.'"

St. Ann's bills may soon decrease, though, as it has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the V.I. Energy Office to install solar panels. The parish is one of 19 area nonprofits that received money through the Energy Office Discretionary Grant program, which was funded by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Energy Office spokesman Don Buchanan said.

The program is giving out almost $850,000, Buchanan said. The grants will pay for educational programs about saving energy, as well as for capital investments into technologies such as wind power, solar systems and efficient appliances.

"Down here we don't have anything but oil," Buchanan said. "That's why we have to make these things happen."

The University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning center received $50,000 to conduct a survey about residents' and business owners' knowledge of energy issues. Results from the survey, which can be taken online at or on paper by contacting the center at 693-1100, will be used to design a series of free community workshops about energy conservation. Survey takers and workshop participants will be eligible for prizes, center director Ilene Garner said.

After the workshops, the center will follow up with participants to see if the changes helped chisel away at their energy bills, Garner said.

"For many people, energy is a huge part of their budget, especially if you have a family," Garner said. "You're cooking, you're washing, you're ironing -- you can have a pretty hefty bill."

Nana Baby Children's Home President John Foster said the St. Thomas nonprofit will use its $50,000 award to retrofit the 40-year-old St. Thomas house where it fosters at-risk children. Foster said Nana Baby will install rooftop solar panels, solar-powered hot water heaters and energy-efficient appliances.

"This is huge for us because we rely basically on donations from the community," Foster said.

Gretchen Sherrill, shelter manager for St. Croix Animal Welfare Center, said its $45,000 grant will be used to overhaul the center's indoor and outdoor lighting systems.

Upgrading the shelter's electricity-guzzling tube lights seemed like the logical first step in reducing energy use, Sherrill said.

"We couldn't jump right ahead to solar panels when we had 1970s lighting," Sherrill said.

Kosak said the government-funded upgrades are good for the church's bottom line and fit in with his organization's broader mission.

"Since we are called to be good stewards of God's creation and of the resources given to us by parishioners, we need to invest more of our time, talent and treasure for a greater understanding of our environment," Kosak said in his grant application.

"The Caribbean has many natural resources, particularly the sun, and we need to find alternate sources of energy to help decrease our dependence on the traditional source of power -- oil," Kosak said. St. Thomas

- Boy Scouts of America, $50,000 for solar generation.

- Nana Baby Children's Home, $50,000 for solar hot water heater and new lighting.

- St. Thomas Reform Church, $50,000 for outdoor solar lights.

- University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning center, $50,000 for education program.

- Montessori School, $50,000 for photovoltaic energy-generating system.

- Humane Society, $50,000 for indoor and outdoor lighting.

- Pistarckle Theater, $44,000 for air conditioning and lights

- WTJX, $50,000 for solar-powered lights.

- Legal Services of the Virgin Islands, $36,000 for solar outdoor lights, ceiling and window insulation, and solar water heating.

- Lutheran Church of the Reformation, $47,000 for high-efficiency air conditioning and lighting.

St. Croix

- St. Croix Reformed Church, $50,000 for wind turbine.

- The Garden School Inc., $28,675 for energy education classes and solar pump.

- St. Croix Foundation, $50,000 for photovoltaic system with battery backup.

- St. Joseph's High School, $46,192 for lighting controls, motion detectors and energy-efficient appliances.

- St. Croix Animal Shelter, $45,000 for indoor and outdoor lighting upgrade.

- St. Ann's Catholic Church, $50,000 for efficient lighting and air conditioning.

- St. Croix Country Day School, $50,000 for lighting throughout building.

St. John

- Gifft Hill School, $49,948 for photovoltaic electric generation.

- Virgin Islands Environmental Research Station, $50,000 for photovoltaic system and solar-powered hot water heater.

- Information provided by Don Buchanan, Energy Office spokesman


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Green Vol 1.24: “Green Business”, Green On Green, Nonprofit Guide To Going Green, 50% Off Fees
March 2, 2011
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Green Vol 1.23: Grants Available, Black In Green, Book Winner Announced, Apply Online
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February 16, 2011
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Green Vol 1.21: Green @ Work, Nonprofit Spotlight, Book Giveway
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January 6, 2010
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Green Vol 1.10: First GreenNonprofit Certified, Book Cover, Ten Tips Travel, Green Halloween
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April 22, 2009
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