City Awarded Environment Impact Bond

The city of Atlanta recently became the first municipality in the country to be awarded a publicly-offered Environmental Impact Bond (EIB) for green infrastructure projects. The bond will help support eight infrastructure projects within the area. These eight projects were developed to help improve the waste and stormwater management and reduce the strain on the current infrastructure and sewer system. An EIB is an innovative financing tool that uses a Pay for Success (PFS) approach to provide up-front capital for environmental programs, either to pilot a new approach whose performance is viewed as uncertain or to scale up a solution that has been tested on a small scale. In its most basic form, private investors participating in a PFS model

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EPA Awards Atlanta Environmental Education Grant

This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Captain Planet Foundation as a recipient of an Environmental Education (EE) Grant. The Atlanta-based non-profit was selected in the latest round of awards under the EE Grants Program.  The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and appreciation for the natural world in which they live. The unique program of funding and supporting hands-on environmental projects is designed to encourage innovative initiatives that inspire and empower children and youth around the world as they work individually and collectively creating  solutions in their homes, schools and communities. The Foundation’s goal is also to implement the “Environmental Stewardship Grant-in-a-Box” model to

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