We at TerraBluTeams have been very busy since the end of our 2012- 52 week challenge to become better sustainable practitioners. In our 2nd year we have been deeply engaged with actions as opposed to broadcasting; either here, on twitter or FB.
We are a young organization and had a couple of hiccups along the way. Time is precious and we chose to act rather than report. And I, as founder of this organization, apologize. We will get the tech we need and become better participant broadcasters and social media attenders.
We have been writing class curricula, designing and researching how to build sustainable structures, fostering partnerships, teaching free classes, taking workshops, writing grants, filing documents, reclaiming resources; all those things a new non-profit organization is now required to handle.
So here’s what we have been up to:
1. Completed unique high school “sustainable lifestyle” curriculum that will be taught at our local public high school, Triton Regional, Newbury, MA. Book to follow.
2. After taking grant writing workshops, we apply weekly for local, corporate, foundation, capital and education grants which take months to be reviewed and funded; we are pleased to report, we received two, from EBSCOhost and Home Depot!
5. And after 18 months, we officially received our IRS designation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization !!!
6. We are fostering partnerships with organizations we can engage with mutually beneficial events and projects.
7. Began recruiting and interviewing regionally known sustainable practitioners.
I would like to thank my Board and the volunteers for their passion for sustainability, their commitment to our mission and their humor, when the tasks were large and the hands few.
We will be back to weekly entries letting you know our founder’s progress with the Silver Bullet project, interviews, and our sustainable lifestyle tips!