Encouraging educational environmental development.
rules & information
March 15 – April 20, 2013
Centiva is pleased to announce the “Centiva Green School Innovation” program for public and private K-12 schools. The grant is available thanks to the generous support of Centiva. A total of $3,000.00 is available this year through a competitive grant process. The grant is intended to encourage schools to develop creative, innovative, cost effective environmental projects which improve the environment; make schools a healthier place to learn, play, and work; and save money through reduced use of natural resources. Grant projects must address one or more of the following: indoor or outdoor air quality, solid waste reduction and recycling/composting, and/or water management through an integrated holistic approach emphasizing public health or environment-related issues. All school-based program initiatives must include direct environmental benefits and education as components of their integrated holistic approach.
Grant Amount Awarded
- $3000.00 awarded by April 22, 2013 (Earth Day).
The Green School Innovation Grant recipient will receive recognition via the industry press and social media.
- Air Quality – Programs encouraging students to walk or bike to school such as Walking School Bus; monitoring; efforts that improve air quality; public or family outreach to encourage air friendly practices; using alternative cleaning products with desirable health and environmental attributes.
- Energy Efficiency – Energy management audits; improved efficiency; conservation and reduction, acquired energy savings; converting schools to Energy Star; reducing or offsetting carbon footprints.
- Renewable Energy – Wind; solar; hydro-power; other renewable energy projects.
- Green Space – Improving school or community green space that is utilized by students; role of green space in improving environmental conditions; employing green infrastructures such as bio-retention cells, outdoor classrooms or Outdoor Wildlife Learning Sites.
- Waste Reduction/Recycling – Conducting waste stream analysis; developing waste reduction and recycling programs; green or bulk purchasing; completion of the recycling circle; composting.
- Water Conservation and Water Quality Improvements – Implementing water conservation best practices; low-flow toilets and faucets; monitoring; rain or waterspout gardens; xeriscaping at schools and community sites; constructing or using a rain barrel and ongoing data collection.
Funding may be used to support the purchase of supplies, equipment, and resources to be utilized with students as they engage in projects that integrate learning across the curriculum through relevant, hands-on school greening initiatives.
- Public or private K-12 school.
- Only schools in the USA will be considered.
- Grant Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria.
- Winners will be selected by three judges independent from Centiva.
- Each entry must be submitted online by April 20, 2013 with an entry form and a minimum of 3 high resolution digital images of the project. By submitting an entry, the entrant gives Centiva the right to use the photos and project information for marketing and promotional purposes.
2013 grant application
Susan S. Szenasy
Editor in Chief, METROPOLIS
Susan S. Szenasy is Editor in Chief of METROPOLIS, the award-winning magazine of architecture, culture, and design. Since 1986 she has lead the magazine through decades of landmark design journalism, achieving domestic and international recognition. She is internationally recognized as an authority on sustainability and design.
Susan holds an MA in Modern European History from Rutgers University, and honorary doctorates from Kendall College of Art and Design, the Art Center College of Design, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She lives in New York’s East Village in a small loft designed by Harry Allen, where she moved after 9/11 to reduce her ecological footprint.
Publisher, Interiors & Sources
Mike Stanley has been publisher of Interiors & Sources for 7 years. A 30 year history in the media business has taken Mike from each corner of the industry and the world. From a generation ago in the face to face market of live events to currently running the Interiors & Sources brand, Mike has seen the abundant change and evolution of how companies and firms conduct business, with an ever greater level of sustainable design and business awareness. Interiors & Sources, now in its 30th year, has had 18 years of editorial coverage focusing on sustainable design projects and the products that go into them.
Web Editor, Interior Design
Meghan Edwards joined the staff of Interior Design in 2007 as editorial assistant, was later promoted to associate editor, and most recently joined the magazine’s digital team in 2012. Previously she received her B.A. in the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University, worked in the special sales department at Christie’s, and has reported on a wide variety of topics including industry news, interiors, and trade shows.