The US has announced $3.3 million (£2.57m) of funding for projects under the Environmental Education (EE) Grants Programme.
A total of 37 organisations are receiving a share of the fund to support projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment.
This year’s projects include using a converted recreational vehicle (RV) to serve as a mobile earth and environmental science lab, providing an experiential training for farmers on sustainable agriculture production, promoting environmental literacy and encouraging waste management in schools.
Organisations that have been selected to receive the grants, ranging from $50,000 (£38,966) to $100,000 (£77,932), include Appalachian State University, The Recycling Partnership, Wichita State University and Engaged Community Offshoots.
Since 1992, the Environmental Protection Agency has supported more than 3,700 projects.