The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) was started to give students the opportunity to engage with and lead sustainability efforts on the University of Washington—Seattle campus. In the fall of 2009, students came together to create a green fund to develop, create, and implement their ideas. The original working group led a grassroots campaign across campus, gaining petition signatures, RSO endorsements, faculty support, and eventually institutional support.
As a result of unprecedented support, the CSF received a $339,805 fund through the Services and Activities Fee (SAF) Committee for the 2010-2011 school year. The CSF is established as one of the eighteen units that are funded by the SAF, which provides funding for programs that enrich the cultural, emotional, intellectual, physical, and social well-being of students.
Today, the Campus Sustainability Fund is a student-run and student-funded grant program at the University of Washington working towards justice-centered sustainability.