The current system for how (and how much) we extract, process, consume and dispose of goods and resources is unsustainable and having devastating and disproportionate impacts on our environment, our health and even collective levels of happiness. The Garfield Foundation's sustainability grants support projects that build a strong, diverse, and decentralized cross-sector movement that aspires to transform the systems of production and consumption to serve ecological sustainability and social well being.
Grants awarded within the Sustainability portfolio support projects that:
- Advance understanding, foster collaboration and strengthen the field of practitioners who can influence the systems of production and consumption toward greater sustainability.
- Support advocacy for research, public policies and
regulations that can help citizens and institutions make better consumption decisions that consider the full take, make, waste cycle.