The Green Seed Fund, working off of the university’s Climate Action Plan to achieve a net output of zero greenhouse gases, is helping to make the ideas of those at the UW a reality.
The Green Seed Fund grants funding to select projects proposed by faculty, students, and staff of the UW that contribute to environmental sustainability. The fund is sponsored by the UW Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability, and the recipients of the fund will be selected by the Green Seed Fund Committee.
The Green Seed Fund promises to decrease the carbon footprint of the UW campus, as well as involve students, faculty, and staff in opportunities to contribute to the campus’ sustainability goals, its website stated.
Out of 15 proposals to improve campus sustainability, five were selected to receive a total of approximately $279,000 in funding from the UW. The recipients, who were notified in January, planned projects ranging from analyzing the efficiency of the UW’s grounds utility vehicles to examining the indoor environmental quality of the HUB.
Each team, consisting of at least one faculty member, staff member, and student, planned out, budgeted, and submitted a project. The five groups are now preparing to use the grant money to implement their proposals.