It is graduation season, and with that comes well wishes for our graduates and an opportunity to shine a light on their accomplishments. In appreciation of their contributions to enriching the College of the Environment in numerous ways, the College has decided to fund two projects jointly with the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF). Recognizing our students are the next generation of leaders in environmental science and decision-making, we believe this is a contribution that showcases our collective commitment to the sustainability and the well-being of our Husky Community and our planet.
Based on the recommendation of our Student Advisory Council and a vote by our graduating students, the College will help fund two CSF projects:
- Planting and Installing Pollinator Habitats at the UW Farm at the Center for Urban Horticulture: The design and planting of a hedgerow along the southern boundary of the UW-CUH Farm will create suitable habitat for local pollinating insects, enhancing the biodiversity of the surrounding Union Bay Natural Area and student food production at the UW Farm.
- Composting Toilet at the Center for Urban Horticulture: The installation will help support over 180 student farmers and volunteers working at the UW Farm, over 500 student visitors to the site annually, as well as benefiting the community and university groups operating adjacent to the farm.