The Warren County Environmental Forum has had an active year. The goal of the Forum is to help the Warren County Community develop and grow funding that aims to establish environmentally conscious practices in business and on private lands. The Forum is accomplishing this through education and funding to inspire action. By helping mitigate climate change risks, biodiversity loss, and pollution, the Forum hopes to improve the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the entire County.
The Forum will engage the community in both the giving and decision-making process to support Warren County-based businesses and community members through grants. These grants will be approved by the Advisory Council and awarded to individuals or companies that submit a proposal demonstrating a positive environmental change or a conservation minded practice that establishes or enhances the environmental landscape of Warren County.
Examples of grant uses include, but are not limited to: Establishing a rain garden; converting business disposables to biodegradable products; establishing a composting system; implementing a recycling program; other environmental/conservation projects not listed above.
The most recent incentive grant was awarded to St. Zachary’s Haven in Morrow to help construct a greenhouse to grow vegetables and fruits throughout the year to feed the residents. St. Zachary’s Haven is a nonprofit, faith-based and sober living residential farm.
Incentive Grant from the Environmental Forum helped St. Zachary’s Haven build a greenhouse.