Polly Products Green Gift

mParks green gift program logoOVERVIEW
The Green Gift program is an environmentally-friendly alternative to providing gifts for mParks Conference attendees. Instead of handing out portfolios, tote bags or other small gifts which are soon forgotten after conference, mParks strives to provide a lasting impact by donating those gift funds instead to an environmentally-focused project submitted by a member agency. 

BACKGROUND
This program was developed by the 2013 Conference Committee to lessen negative environmental impacts, to encourage innovative "green" initiatives for park and recreation facilities and programs and to give back to agency members. mParks strives to be an environmentally-responsible organization by advocating for environmental protection, providing educational opportunities, and conserving resources wherever possible. 

Program Description  

The Green Gift program is an environmentally-friendly alternative to providing gifts for mParks Conference attendees. Instead of handing out portfolios, tote bags or other small gifts which are soon forgotten after conference, mParks strives to provide a lasting impact by donating those gift funds instead to an environmentally-focused project submitted by a member agency.

In keeping with the theme of the 2018 mParks Conference & Trade Show, Rise Up, this year's Green Gift will be awarded to a community that has a plan to utilize the funds for a community garden. 

Eligibility 

All mParks Basic and Premier Agency Members are encouraged to “think green” and develop project proposals.  

Funding Availability 

An award of up to $2,500, sponsored by Polly Products, will be given for the 2018 Green Gift. 

The 2018 Conference Committee will choose the best proposal and the winner will be announced at the 2018 mParks Conference & Trade Show Closing Sessions.

Applications for funding are due December 20, 2017.