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The Winston-Salem Sustainability Resource Center has received a $30,000 grant from the Winston-Salem Foundation to support the creation of an executive director position and to develop relations with local companies that want to use sustainability to grow the local economy.

Jim DeCristo, the chairman of the board for the resource center, said, “Speaking on behalf of the board of directors, our advisory board, our leaders, the higher education institutions that partner with us and the interns that work so hard on our sustainability projects, we are extremely grateful to the Winston-Salem Foundation for supporting our efforts to promote sustainability in Winston-Salem. The work this grant supports will help the resource center take another big step forward.”

The Winston-Salem Sustainability Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity working in collaboration with the city of Winston-Salem and local businesses and academic institutions to assist the community with the adoption of sustainability measures through targeted research, access to vetted and reviewed information, appropriate referrals to additional resources, and low- or no-cost advisory services.
Last year, the resource center started the Block by Block home energy efficiency program, an initiative to weatherize homes and teach owners how to be energy efficient. The resource center also helped organize the 2011 GoExpo sustainability exposition, and it recently conducted the 2012 Green Business Survey, the results of which will be released later this year.

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