Do you have a wonderful project that would contribute to environmental sustainability on Bowen? This project must include one aspect of the following: principles of zero-waste, recycling, composting, food security, encouragement of minimal consumerism, and/or education regarding any of these goals. Or it can be a project that will contribute to the social sustainability of Bowen through: assistance to seniors, assistance to children, youth and families, encouragement of diversity and inclusiveness on Bowen, promotion of wellness and safety or education regarding any of these goals.
Some of last year’s grant recipients were:
- Bowen Island Conservancy ($1,000) to cover costs of outdoor events and public education sessions.
- Bowen Island Preservation Association ($5,500) to support the weekly farmers market, events in Davies Orchard and heritage apple education.
- Bowen Island Food Sovereignty ($5,000) to support a project outlining food system sustainability.
- Bowen Island Community School ($6,300) for the ongoing development of the playground.
- Bowen Island Arts Council ($1,500) for a Syrian art exhibit to help nurture connections, understanding, and empathy amongst Canadians and new immigrants.
- Bowen Island Seniors Keeping Young ($3,800) to help foster health, emotional and physical well-being in our island seniors
In 2019 the KKN awarded altogether $40,000 to social sustainability initiatives and environmental sustainability initiatives. This is why shopping at the Nook is good for the community. Applications are available online at knickknacknook.org and must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 15.