Friday, June 30, 2017

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 fund has also surpassed the $2 million mark in project funding, awarding 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. If you are interested in getting involved with the CSF either by applying for funding, joining our committee or volunteering, please email Whisper St Christopher at The next opportunity to apply for funding will be in the middle of Fall Quarter 2017. Be on the lookout for confirmed application deadlines. Thank you again to the following project teams for their creativity and hard work:

Round 1: Funded March 9th, 2017
Nine projects totaling $298,253

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

Sustainable Learning Center (Updating), $36,300

Round 2: Funded May 26th, 2017
Five projects totaling $284,028

Biodegradable Pots – Replacing Agricultural and horticultural plastics on Campus - $70,000

EcoReps Solar Table - $21,931

Pairing UW Food Waste with Non-Profit Agencies in Need - $17,000

UW Bicycle Library: Cycle Pack - $25,000

UW-Solar Life Sciences Building Photovoltaic Implementation - $150,000

Mini Grants: Funded case-by-case
Nine projects totaling $7,385

Earth Day Band: Improvisational Music Project. $500

Keraton Going Green, $999

ReThink Resilance Summit 2017, $1,000

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