Nonprofits face two significant hurdles in their efforts to go green and reduce their costs:
Lack of knowledge, expertise, and time. Many nonprofits are unable to seek out or act on information about energy and water consumptions and management. On a scale of 1 to 5, many nonprofits give themselves a 3 for their knowledge of green building, technology, and practices.
Lack of funding to assess and improve facilities and practices. Up to 48% of nonprofits said they received less government funding over the past five years, and 56% said they are unable to meet the demand for services. Moreover, utility costs are rising, expecting to go up 2.9% in 2014 alone.
Grants to Green gives nonprofits the support
they need to overcome these hurdles.