This year the Communities Conference is partnering with EarthDeeds. EarthDeeds is pioneering a carbon "onsetting" program. We will be soliciting donations from conference participants and others to help onset the carbon emissions of travel to the conference. Donations will go towards projects voted on by our audience.
Projects must benefit an intentional community, cooperative business or organization, or some other kind of community based or oriented organization. Projects must also have an environmental benefit. When selecting finalists, weight will be given to projects that also have some kind of social/economic justice impact or that benefit people who would normally have difficulty finding funds.
Project proposals are due by July 1st. We will announce finalists by July 15th. At that point we will create a multi-voting system by which 3 projects will be selected for funding. Voting will end on Aug 15th, after which the 3 projects to be funded will be announced. Donations will be accepted until the end of the conference on Monday, Sept 7th.