Working with our community
WHO WE ARE
The Five Dollar Project is a student led movement focused on reducing socioeconomic disparity exacerbated by climate change and the environmental issues that ensue by helping families access lucrative products and opportunities in their communities. As an international grassroots initiative, our goal is to mitigate the effects of climate change on marginalized communities through peer empowerment and action.
WHAT WE DO
The Five Dollar Project launches individual student led projects that tackle the roots of climate injustice in communities around the world. We feel that in order to create meaningful change, one must acknowledge the barriers people face that limit their access to sustainable services and economic opportunities. With education and communication, we structure our projects around eliminating socioeconomic barriers that weaken the effects of climate action on communities. Through our projects, we work towards breaking down barriers that otherwise limit our peers from changing issues that bring climate injustice into their community. The Five Dollar Project also provides guidance and resources for students who want expand the impact of their own environmental projects.
HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT
The team of The Five Dollar Project has extensive experience with creating sustainable startup projects in communities around the world. The Five Dollar Project emphasizes using sustainable action methods like Design Thinking, that help separate a project's success from the amount of financing available. We acknowledge the importance of integrating independent yet feasible practices into a climate action plan. These methods are vital in helping every student find their own way to fight climate change and the disparity it brings into communities, no matter their background. The Five Dollar Project tackles climate injustice through projects with engagement techniques that promote impactful and long lasting initiatives.