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News, August 2013
The Fund for Sustainable Development Becomes a Winner in a NGO Grant Contest
The winners of the open grant contest for non-profit non-governmental organizations held in accordance with Executive Order # 115-rp “On state support in 2013 to non-profit non-governmental organizations implementing socially significant projects and participating in developing civil society institutes” issued by the President of the Russian Federation on March 29, 2013 were named at the end of August 2013.
FSD’s project “Support to territorial public self-governance as an effective instrument of developing public participation” has become one of the winners of this contest, with the Institute for Civil Society Issues acting as its operator. The award of 2,300,000 rubles will be used for project activities that will start in November 2013 in partnership with the Moscow Region Community Council Association.
In early September, FSD launched a new environmental education project “Green School” aimed at advertising the need to save resources in school and at home. It is a distance education program intended for 6-11th grade students and implemented with financial support from ExxonMobil Russia Inc.
Under this project, thematic webinars will be conducted in six partner schools in Moscow and Moscow Oblast through December 2013. The webinars will be devoted to such topics as energy and water efficiency, household waste reduction, landscaping, social projects, the basics of video recording and a contest of student videos illustrating simple and affordable practices of environmental behavior at home and in school.