Sunday, April 9, 2017

After an exciting first round of applications and committee deliberations, we are pleased to announce that $266,839 has been awarded to fourteen projects. Each project aligns with the CSF's mission to lessen the University's environmental impact and foster a more environmentally-conscious campus culture. This allocation includes 8 large projects totaling $261,953 as well as 6 small projects totaling $4,886. Our first round large project allocation is up 50% from last year with an increase of roughly $85,000. Our student committee is already in the process of reviewing our second round of applications, which have a combined total grant request of over $300,000. Check back at the end of the quarter to see the list of second round awardees. We are expecting to hit an all-time record high for total project funding this year! If you have a project idea, keep in mind that applications for small grants under $1,000 are still being accepted anytime between now and June. If you are interested in getting involved with the CSF either by applying for funding or volunteering, please email Veronica Guenther at Thank you again to the following project teams for their creativity and hard work:

Round 1: Funded March 9th, 2017
Eight projects totaling $261,953

Dual Flush Toilets at Women's Odegaard Restrooms, $14,000
Electric Bicycle Mail-Delivery, $88,319
Floating Wetlands Phase II, $12,050
Friday Harbor Labs Composting Facility, $52,700
Interactive Biogas Food Cart, $21,176
UW Campus Sustainability Challenge, $6,868
UW Sustainability Action Network, $52,000
Wind and Solar Powered Phone and Computer Campus Charging Stations, $14,840

Small Grants: Funded case-by-case
Six projects totaling $4,886

2017 TSA Night Market Recycling Program, $999
Apiary for the UW Farm, $337
Greek Community Energy Challenge, $1,000
Increasing Drought Tolerance of Campus Lawns with Endophytes, $1,000
Replacing Chemical Fertilizers with Compost, Compost Tea, and Biosolids, $1,000
Surviving Catastrophe: Public Health and Solidarity in an Era of Climate Change, $550