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Green Communities Program Announces Grant Recipients


Rockwell Collins announced the 2007 grant recipients for its Green Communities Program. Started in 2004, the Green Communities Program has helped to fund numerous projects that have benefited the environment in locations where Rockwell Collins operates.

“We’re proud that our employees continue to generate quality ideas for improving the environment in their communities,” said Cindy Dietz, manager of Community Relations at Rockwell Collins. “These projects will have a positive impact for years to come.”

This year, Rockwell Collins has increased the number of recipients to 35, up from 29 last year. These recipients represent more than 20 different locations in five countries:
*$2,500 to Project AWARE (Watershed Awareness River Expedition) - Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Des Moines, Iowa
*$2,500 to Roadside Plantings - Regent Honeyeater Project Incorporated, Victoria, Australia
*$2,500 to Earth Day Ottawa Educational Program - Environmental Events, Ottawa, Canada
*$2,500 to “Greener” Windows - Lisbon History Center, Lisbon, Iowa
*$2,000 to Organisation Bus Cyclistes Development - Organisation Bus Cyclistes, Aurade, France
*$2,000 to Fishing Lake Rehabilitation Project - Le Gardon L’Islois, L’Isle Jourdain, France
*$2,000 to Trail Beautification (Phase 4) - Linn County Trails Association, Marion, Iowa
*$1,500 to Green Team Recycling Stations - Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, Utah
*$1,500 to 13th Annual Hands On Miami Day 2007 - Hands On Miami, Inc., Miami, Fla.
*$1,500 to Common Ground Demonstration Garden - Common Ground Garden Supply Store & Education Center, Palo Alto, Calif.
*$1,500 to Prairie Restoration Project - Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
*$1,500 to Native Plant Restoration - Rockwell Collins Bellevue with Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Bellevue, Iowa
*$1,500 to Wildthings! - Washington High School PTA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
*$1,500 to Invasive Species Removal - Trees Forever, Marion, Iowa
*$1,500 to Schoolyard Habitat - Tecumseh Acres Elementary School, Tecumseh, Mich.
*$1,500 to SHAPE (Safe Healthy Accessible Play for Everyone) - Johnson School of the Arts PTA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
*$1,500 to Tree Planting and Mulching Palisades-Kepler State Park - Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Mt. Vernon, Iowa
*$1,300 to International Rare Fruit Orchard Restoration & Revitalization - Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County, San Jose, Calif.
*$1,250 to Rain Garden - South East Junior High School, Iowa City, Iowa
*$1,250 to Lower Parking Lot Stormwater Run-off Project - Solon Community School District, Solon, Iowa
*$1,250 to Prairie Farmer Trail Project - Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development Inc., Postville, Iowa
*$1,250 to Nature As a Classroom Project - Viola Gibson Elementary School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
*$1,250 to Youth Village Environmental Center - North Texas Master Naturalists, Dallas, Texas
*$1,250 to Rochester Park Wetland Pond Restoration - Groundwork Dallas, Dallas, Texas
*$1,250 to Copse Environment Project - Micklands Primary School, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
*$1,000 to EarthExpo 2007 - The James Gang, Iowa City, Iowa
*$1,000 to Old Hickory Savanna Restoration - Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
*$1,000 to Fross Park Expansion - Fross Park Expansion & Improvement Committee, Center Point, Iowa
*$1,000 to Main Entrance Landscaping Project & Courtyard Improvements - City High School Campus Improvement Committee, Iowa City, Iowa
*$1,000 to Erosion & Sediment Control - Maquoketa River Water Quality Team, Delhi, Iowa
*$1,000 to MYEP, IDOT & Urban Youth Corps Project - MYEP (Mayor’s Youth Empowerment Program), Iowa City, Iowa
*$1,000 to Coe Bikes! - Coe College Environmental Club, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
*$820 to Contract Division Continuous Improvement Initiatives - Goodwill Industries of Southeast Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
*$750 to ReStore Creative ReUse Classes - Habitat for Humanity, Hiawatha, Iowa
*$375 to Nelson Child Development Center Garden Project - Child Development Center Nelson, Tustin, Calif.

This year, grant awards range from $375 to $2,500 and only projects conducted or sponsored by qualified non-profit organizations were eligible.

The company selected projects based on criteria including:
*Tangible environmental benefits of the project
*Sustainability of the project benefits
*Participation in the project by Rockwell Collins Employees
*Completion of the project within the calendar year of the grant award


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