The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) has finalized its grant allocations for the 2016-2017 academic year, awarding five projects a total of $284,028 in its final funding round. In addition to grants from earlier funding cycles, the CSF awarded a total of $589,666 to 23 projects throughout the year.
That is the largest amount the CSF has allocated in any single year, including the largest single project in CSF history - $150,000 toward solar power installations on the new Life Sciences Building.
The most recent funding round also pushed the fund past the $2 million mark in total project funding. The CSF has awarded more than $2.2 million to 107 projects since it was created in 2010.
The CSF is a student-funded and student-run grant organization supporting on-campus sustainability projects which lessen the University of Washington's environmental impact. The CSF has two funding rounds each year, along with a rolling application process for small project grant applications of less than $1,000. All funding decisions are made by the CSF student committee.
Students who are interested in getting involved with the CSF or want more information about the fund can email firstname.lastname@example.org. The next opportunity to apply for funding will be in Fall quarter 2017. Deadlines will be announced on the CSF website, csf.uw.edu.
The projects funded in the most recent round are listed below. Visit the CSF project page to see information on all funded projects.
2017 CSF spring round projects:
EcoReps Solar Table - $21,931
UW Bicycle Library: Cycle Pack - $25,000