The Campus Sustainability Fund awarded over $205,000 to the projects below in 2011-2012 academic year.

Bicycle Repair Stations (Phase 2)

Amount Awarded: $3,085
Project Status: Completed

This project will build on the success of an earlier CSF project that installed five bicycle repair stations on campus by installing two additional Dero Fixits at strategic locations on campus. The new repair stations will allow students, employees, and visitors to fill their tires and perform basic repairs quickly, effectively removing maintenance and uncertainty as barriers to bicycling.

Biodiesel Cooperative Vapor Characterization

Amount Awarded: $1,620
Project Status: Completed

The Biodiesel Cooperative is seeking funds to perform a vapor characterization analysis to determine the quantity of methanol vapor released from the Biodiesel Cooperative’s production process.

Biodiversity Greenwall, Edible Green Screen, and Water Harvesting Demonstration Project

Amount Awarded: $91,800
Project Status: Completed

The Biodiversity Green Wall, Edible Green Screen and Water Harvesting demonstration Project is a two phase project to be constructed at Gould Hall. Phase I, the Feasibility and Design Study, was awarded funding by the Campus Sustainability Fund in the summer of 2011 and will be completed by the end of the year. 

Husky Sustainable Storms: Bioswale (Phase 1)

The purpose of this project is to accomplish the following goals:
1) Improve the quality of surface water flowing from the UW campus
2) Advance student engagement in stormwater design, implementation, and education
3) Provide a demonstration for UW engineering and transportation services in addressing stormwater 
issues

In order to accomplish these objectives, HSS has divided them into two phases. Phase One comprises of “Feasibility Study” to be conducted in the Winter quarter of 2012.

Husky Sustainable Storms: Bioswale (Phase 2)

Proposed Project (Phase Two): Phase Two funds the implementation and construction of designs outlined in Phase One. As of April 2nd, 2012 the design review process of this project is still underway. Specifically, the four alternative designs developed by HSS are being reviewed by a committee of stakeholders, including Kristine Kenney (UW Landscape Architect), Howard Nakase (UW Grounds Shop), Jim Morin (UW Engineering Services), Peter Dewey (UW Transportation Services).

Rainwater Catchment: Educational System on the UW Farm

Amount Awarded: $465
Project Status: Completed

We are looking to implement a rainwater harvesting system on the UW Farm for farm use and campus wide education. This system would be located beside the Burke-Gilman on the UW Farm and will be installed on a renovated sign roof. We estimate this project to cost $465.00, and is estimated to save approximately 250 gallons of water per year. This project is designed to educate people on rainwater harvesting as well as inspire them to imagine future capabilities.Our small system has the ability to save around 250 gallons of water per year. This information is based off of a 15sq. ft.

Sustainability 2.0: Applying new media ideas to green.washington.edu

Amount Awarded: $5,000
Project Status: Completed

The University of Washington is well recognized as a leader in sustainability among public college campuses, with our students leading the way in innovating new ways to better this image. However, you wouldn’t know it by looking around the UW’s various sustainability websites. We need a landing place that showcases, in an engaging, marketable way, the projects and efforts of our campus community to make our campus a greener place.

Sustainability Service-Learning Liaison

Amount Awarded: $3,588
Project Status: Completed

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is actively working to develop service-learning opportunities related to sustainability and environmental stewardship on and off campus, particularly for students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. The Center is applying for $3588 to fund a graduate or advanced undergraduate student to work as the sustainability service-learning liaison during Summer 2011. Please note, our letter of intent indicated a request for $3100.00.

Yard Waste Composting Program for UW

Amount Awarded: $78,637
Project Status: In progress, accepting volunteers

Grounds Management of the UW Seattle Campus implemented a green waste composting program; waste that currently goes to Cedar Grove will be composted and used on-site to maintain the soil health of the UW landscape. Benefits of this program will include long term cost savings, greenhouse gas emissions avoided, student opportunities for engagement and leadership and composted material will be available to campus organizations, such as the UW Farm, SEED and UW Botanic Gardens.