TD Ready Challenge Awards $4 Million to Combat Climate Change

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TD Bank Group has announced the winners of the 2022 TD Ready Challenge, an annual program supporting non-profit organizations that create innovative and measurable solutions to address the challenges of a changing world.

The recipients for this year are four non-profit organizations based in the U.S. that are dedicated to developing or implementing community-based solutions to tackle climate change and the shift towards a low-carbon economy.

  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC): Bridges to Green Jobs – Southern New England, U.S. will provide a pathway to jobs in green energy and climate resiliency for communities that have been disproportionately affected by climate change.
  • Maine Farmland Trust: Climate Resilience for Maine Farms: Supporting Farm Viability From the Soil Up – Northern New England, U.S. will address the need for funding and technical assistance to support farms transitioning to climate-smart practices.
  • New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation: Addressing the Financial and Workforce Barriers for an Equitable Clean Energy Transition in NYC Affordable Housing and Low to Moderate Income (LMI) Communities – Metro New York, U.S. will address barriers to capital deployment through green finance while building a more inclusive technical workforce.
  • Rowan University Foundation: Green Jobs Academy of Rowan University: Educating the Workforce of Tomorrow and Building a Robust, Sustainable Economy for Southern New Jersey – PA, NJ, U.S will build pathways to required industry credentials in offshore wind and solar power to meet the growing need to respond to the climate crisis.

Each organization will receive $1 million from the TD Ready Challenge.

“Climate change is a global issue that continues to have a growing impact on communities, on businesses and on the economy – but specifically on the economies of communities that are already struggling,” said Shelley Sylva, Head of US Corporate Citizenship, TD Bank. “A healthy environment is foundational to feeling confident about our economic future and the world we are leaving to the next generation. Supporting innovative programs and scalable solutions for our communities is a meaningful way we can support progress.”



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