We are focused on community sustainability...in many forms.

The HEART is going green(ish)! Trellis for Tomorrow, our non-profit partner in residency, is leading the way in working with our neighbors to create the Hall Street Community Gardens. With the help of neighborhood volunteers, this community garden will see the installation of flowering plants and raised garden beds, which will be ripe for the picking by our community. A portion of the produce grown and harvested will be used in the HEART Kitchen for community meals and classes. This is the first of many initiatives to beautify and 'green' the HEART.

Estimated Project Cost: $4,000

In keeping with our long-term goal of sustainability, the HEART is undergoing several eco-friendly projects to make our center better for the environment and our budget! From UV blocking window films to updating appliances, we are working hard to limit our pull on resources. Thanks to a generous donation of drop ceiling materials from Saint-Gobain, we will be working to replace our ceilings with heat helping drop ceilings and efficient LED lighting.

Estimated Project Cost: $40,000
• LED Lighting: $5,000
• Labor, Fire & Electrical: $35,000

And not to get ahead of ourselves, but our long-term visions may also include a "green roof" and solar panels. How will we get there? Help us make an impact - support the 'greening' of the HEART!

 

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