We believe that grassroots environmental conservation projects are one avenue to improve the communities in which we operate at Rockwell Collins. Our Green Communities program is intended to help fund environmental projects undertaken by nonprofit organizations and public entities, in partnership with Rockwell Collins employees and retirees. Projects eligible for grant awards must result in tangible improvement in the environmental condition of the community and have sustainable project benefits.
Examples include conservation of natural resources and raw materials, improvement of impacts on environmental media (air, water and land) and restoration or development of ecological habitat. The program strengthens our relationship with our communities and helps foster the diverse environmental interests of our employees.
In 2012, we awarded 49 grants totaling close to $90,000 for projects across the United States and in Australia, Canada, France and Singapore.
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Requests for proposals are usually made in January, with awards announced on or around Earth Day.