Archive 2011

Habitat for Humanity to Establish a ReStore on Cape Cod:  The Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod ReStore is a “recycling” center/retail store that sells reusable and surplus building materials, appliances, furniture, and home accessories to the public, at significant discounts. Habitat’s ReStore on Cape Cod is modeled after the proven sustainable model existing throughout the USA. Its business model requires diversion of excess building materials and other gently used items from landfills. These materials are used to repair and improve existing properties. The profits created by the ReStore are put back into the organization, enabling Habitat for Humanity to build more homes on Cape Cod. The CCEDC grant funded three months of planning before opening, and funded the first three months of operation by subsidizing the manager’s salary. $20,000
Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies SubTidal Aquaculture Workshop:  A workshop on Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Sub-Tidal Shellfish Aquaculture Techniques was funded. The workshop included presentations and discussions on the following interrelated topics: Subtidal Shellfish Culture Techniques; Shellfish Aquaculture Management; Economics/Marketing; Preventing Marine Animal Entanglement; Food Safety/Health; Scientific Research. Presenters included experienced shellfish growers, scientists, and town and state officials. The workshop brought fifty Cape-wide attendees together to observe the community subtidal Aquaculture Development Area (ADA), which will soon become available for up to fifty shellfish growers. $5,960
Cape Cod Commission for building “Smart Land Use Scenarios for Wastewater Planning in Regionally Shared Watersheds”:  Cape Cod Commission staff developed a desktop model that allows the user to select any given parcel or group of parcels and calculate the performance and costs of different wastewater treatment technologies to manage nitrogen. This program is named Watershed MVP, and CCEDC funds were used to web enable the program so that local planners and eventually developers and the general public will benefit. There were three towns used as “pilots” for this program. It will eventually be extended to all fifteen towns. CCEDC funds were matched 100% by a legislative grant from the MA Department of Environmental Protection. $40,000