Honor the Earth
Honor the Earth will fund work that builds resilience in Indigenous communities. Resilience Theory is a discussion about how communities and societies will adapt to climate change. Honor the Earth understands that Indigenous peoples must mitigate climate change and adapt, or be put in a very difficult place. Honor the Earth’s Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative will grant to organizations working to increase Indigenous communities’ capacity to adapt to climate change in ways that preserve and restore Indigenous cultures.
Funding for the Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative will focus on two goals:
- To support and forward the development of culturally-based, Indigenous solutions to climate change based on re-localizing food and energy economies
- To foster restoration of traditional knowledge as a key adaptation and mitigation strategy to ensure a safe and healthy future for children and the next seven generations
Honor the Earth will grant funds to organizations and projects working in two areas:
- Implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency/weatherization improvements to advance community dignity and energy sovereignty
- Creating food security utilizing Indigenous varieties and organic production
Amount: Grants range from $1,000-$5,000.
Eligibility: Organizations with 501(c)(3) status or an equivalent that are led and managed by Native peoples in Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Priority is given to grassroots, community-based organizations and groups with a lack of access to federal and/or tribal funding resources.
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