A Boys & Girls Club in Sarasota Partners with Southface’s GoodUse Grant Program To Reduce Environmental Impact and Costs

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When Covid-19 restricted in-person activities across the country, the Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club site in Sarasota, Florida had to temporarily close its doors as it prepared for the protocols it needed to implement to keep its staff and club members safe going forward. Aware of the growing need for services, especially among essential …

Boys & Girls Clubs Come to the Rescue of First Responders

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Always on the frontline of communities in need, nonprofits are now struggling more than ever to provide for those who depend on them, with competition for donation dollars fierce in the COVID-19 environment. Even so, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County, a grantee of Southface’s GoodUse program, immediately saw the need and partnered with other organizations to help first responders and their families by providing urgently needed childcare in the wake of school and daycare closures. Southface Institute talked with Sara Bealor, Director of Communications for Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County, Florida, to get the details.

Results from the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP

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The EPA recently announced results from the ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP. The competition “challenged building owners, managers, and occupants to reduce energy and water use, and save money over just 90 days!” Over 800 buildings tracked their performance using ENERGY STAR PORTFOLIO MANAGER in order to increase monthly savings. Two Nonprofit Energy and …

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Energy and Water Efficiency Program

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of America Energy and Water Efficiency Program (BGCA EWEP) leverages our successful local Grants to Green program that has helped more than 155 nonprofits save more than $1 million per year in energy and water costs since 2008.