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    Bergen, CAP Receives 2012 Energy Efficiency Award

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    Hawkeye Area Community ActionProgram

    One of its weatherization team member insulation a household attic.

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    Community Action of Laramie County

    Volunteers from Warren Air Force Base installing gutters, building handrails,and refurnishing housing for homeless veterans.

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    CAP of Ramsey and Washington Counties

    Journeyman Ken Roath and apprentice Ryan Orvis repairing the roof vent after the insulation work was completed.

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Center for Creative Land Recycling
The Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR or "see clear") is a nonprofit organization focused on creating sustainable and equitable communities by encouraging responsible patterns of land use and development. Its mission is to reduce energy consumption and reverse global climate change by facilitating land recycling and brownfield redevelopment through creative public, private, and nonprofit partnerships.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s (ILSR) mission is to provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development. To this end, ILSR works with citizens, activists, policymakers and entrepreneurs to design systems, policies and enterprises that meet local or regional needs; to maximize human, material, natural and financial resources; and to ensure that the benefits of these systems and resources accrue to all local citizens. Since 1974, ILSR has been working to enable communities with tools to increase economic effectiveness, reduce wastes, decrease environmental impacts and provide for local ownership of the infrastructure and resources essential for community well-being.

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General Resources


Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI™):
a capacity building program for leaders of social benefit enterprises run by Santa Clara University’s Center for Science, Technology and Society.
Echoing Green
Invests in and supports outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver bold, high-impact solutions to solve deeply-rooted social, environmental, economic, and political inequities to ensure equal access and to help all individuals reach their potential. To date, Echoing Green has invested over $28 million in seed funding to over 471 social entrepreneurs and their innovative organizations.

Blended Value Map
Blended Value.Org is a web site that contains a research report that looks at a variety of different enterprises, including social enterprises that seek to “blend,” in one form or another social, financial (and sometimes
also environmental) benefits in their work.

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Funding Sources



  • Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels Payments to Advanced Biofuel Producers (USDA-RD)
  • Biorefinery Assistance Program and Biorefinery Assistance Loan Guarantees (USDA-RD)
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program  (DOE-EERE)
  • Energy Innovation Fund (HUD-OSHC)
  • Global Climate Change Mitigation Incentive Fund (GCCMIF) (DOC-EDA)

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