Local Initiatives

Local Initiatives are year-round sites of solutionary work where emerging leaders focus on designing, testing, and replicating innovative solutions in the green economy. They are, in essence, launching pads for new community project models that could be replicated elsewhere.

Unlike Grand Aspirations other programs, Local Initiatives focus less on training and more on project development and implementation. We envision them as the testing grounds for entrepreneurial projects that can out-compete unsustainable economic models while addressing social injustice and building community. We want to be inspired and surprised by what comes from them.

Grand Aspirations’ first Local Initiatives launched in 2013. You can learn more about Grand Aspirations’ current Local Initiatives here: