just applied for an Awesome Foundation grant online for Greener Blocks at http://awesomefoundation.org/submissions/new
and everyone else can and SHOULD too!
@Greener Blocks | #BAGB
We need dozens more to help out on Wednesday April 25th and Thursday April 26th. These days are critical to our event happening.
Be sure to email Kat: firstname.lastname@example.org with the dates you can swing a hammer and any tools you can bring!
Build a Greener Block (BABG) is a community of Las Vegans looking to take over an empty block in downtown Las Vegas on April 28th and 29th. For this one weekend we’re transforming the block into a living community. Instead of empty stores there will be a restaurant offering healthy food, a boutique, a café, flower shop. We will have a dog park and fitness classes from yoga to an obstacle course for kids. The streets will be lined with food stands and local farmers selling their vegetables. There will be classes for all the family – from gardening and canning to learning how to make your own instrument. And plenty of entertainment – bands street performers, comedians – you name it. And we want to do it all in the most sustainable way possible– we will use solar power, biodegradable utensils. Everything will be recycled and upcycled. Why? Because we want to show that when all of us come together as a community we can change our neighborhoods. We can change our towns. We can change our cities. We want to show that when we join our skills, talents, experiences and resources together we can create the kind of Las Vegas we all want to live in. But we need your help to build a greener block here in Las Vegas. Donate a few dollars and join us April 28 and 29 for all the fun.
Encourage sustainable lifestyles
Demonstrate how to use resources smarter
Empower the creation of new businesses
Build A Greener Block puts the power in the hands of the the community to create neighborhoods representative of the people who live there. And BAGB will show this can be done sustainably and green. Additionally, local startups get a chance to test the market in the communities they want to serve – creating jobs and green businesses.