Last week, CleanScapes announced that our neighbors — the Roosevelt, Ravenna, Bryant and Wedgwood neighborhoods — won the 2011 Seattle Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards competition. The “Tuesday North” neighborhoods will receive a $50,000 project selected by the community and funded by CleanScapes.
Between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011, residents of these neighborhoods decreased their waste by 400 tons, which comes out to a 4.7 percent improvement over the same period the previous year.
Starting today through January 31, 2012, all Seattle residents — that means any of us here in Maple Leaf — are invited to submit a project proposal for the $50,000 reward.
To be eligible for consideration, projects have to meet four basic criteria:
- The project must be a capital improvement
- The project must be located in the winning neighborhood collection area
- The project must be easily accessible by the public
- The total cost of the project does not exceed $50,000.
The proposal form, reward project FAQ and project selection process information are available online at www.cleanscapes.com. A volunteer committee representing community councils in the “Tuesday North” area will review and select the winning Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards project.