Help Green Wish charity, Algalita, Win a $5,000 Community Grant!

Ford Community Green GrantWe’re excited to announce that the Algalita Marine Research Institute, a Green Wish beneficiary charity, is up for a $5,000 Ford Community Green Grant to be awarded at the LA Green Festival this weekend.

The Ford Community Green Grant encourages local non-profits and community leaders to submit their ideas to improve the environment or quality of life in their local community. These ideas will be reviewed by Ford Motor Company and the Green Festivals with the winner earning $5,000 to impact their community.

Algalita would use the Ford grant to further fund efforts to illustrate the devastating effects of plastic in our oceans, and empower/educate students on how they can help solve this crisis through the interactive learning experiences in Algalita’s Plastic Ocean Pollution Solutions/STEM In-Class Workshops.

You can help Algalita win this important grant!  Just visit the Ford Community Grant voting page and select “Algalita Marine Research Institute” in the box at the middle-right of the page, labeled “Vote for your Los Angeles FCGG Finalist.”  Online voting is open NOW through Friday, Oct. 18 at 5pm PST.  You can also vote in-person at the Ford Community Green Grant Booth at the Green Festival in downtown LA this weekend.