02/23/2024

This month, we hosted our first teach-in and mixer on Climate Justice and Collective Action in collaboration with student groups on campus and community organizations in Seattle. We heard from student speakers and environmental activists from ICA, EPSA, UW Solar, UW Sustainability with the presentation focused on applying a Just Transition to the decarbonization plan at UW and local efforts in Washington.

EPSA explained the connections between decarbonization, human health impacts, and the economic disparities. ICA shared about their goal of reaching 95% reduction of direct...

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02/13/2024

Each year, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) hosts the Diversity Leadership Conference to encourage students in their leadership skills and cultural awareness, engage in dialogue surrounding activism and social justice, and network with others from similar backgrounds and experiences. This year, the ECC will be hosting its 10th annual Diversity Leadership Conference with the theme, "Bridging Perspectives: Leading with Community". This event is a free, half-day conference open to all UW students. 

BB Denton, from UW Sustainability, and Kort Maeda, from CSF, will be...

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02/01/2024

The Student Task Force, a collaborative effort headed by the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF), and Institutional Climate Action (ICA), and UW Sustainability, is hosting a Climate Justice & Collective Action Teach-in and Mixer.

Join us on February 8th from 4-6PM in HUB 145 for an evening examining climate justice and the power of collective action. Through a guided presentation and discussion, we will be exploring the local context of climate related policy and advocacy efforts on the UW campus. Specifically, the many student efforts to push for...

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01/07/2024

The UW Tower Green Square Project, created in 2015, is a CSF-funded project demonstrating the possibilities and benefits of urban farming. The Green Square Project is recruiting for 1-2 grant-funded student workers to maintain the garden project from April to October. Ideal candidates are hard-working, friendly, and initiative-takers who have a strong interest in gardening and urban food production.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain Green Square urban garden space, including seeding, watering, mulching, pest management, harvesting, and food donations
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12/04/2023

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) is seeking applicants for a new Program Director.

The CSF is a student-run and student-fee derived grant fund available to the UW Seattle community to implement intersectional sustainability projects on campus. Our work aims to increase social equity, community resilience, and climate action. Equity, diversity and inclusion are the guiding principles to the sustainability work at CSF. Read more about our mission and values here. We are looking for a student eager to commit...

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07/30/2023

 

We are working to create our first-ever zine, "Learning from those around us", an independent publication exploring themes of community, reciprocity, and storytelling. Through this zine, we hope to celebrate a year in intersectional sustainability work, celebrate the ongoing work of CSF funded project teams, and amplify the words and work of our community members. "Learning from those around us" will be published as both a digital and printed version as we explore the ways in which creativity is embedded within sustainability work.

The stories we share with one another and...

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10/25/2022

 

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) is seeking one student to serve as the Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) representative for the academic year. The CSF Sustainability x Justice Committee consists of seven students from across program levels and disciplines who serve as the student oversight to our strategic visioning, grant-making, and project management. At the CSF, our work aims to increase campus-wide social equity, community resilience, and climate action. 

This position is open to all UW Seattle students (undergraduate, graduate, professional) across...

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10/25/2022

 

The Campus Sustainability Fund Resource Guide is now live!

Over the past few months, we have been collaborating to compile CSF staff recommendations of various books, podcasts, documentaries, UW Seattle courses, articles, and people to learn from within intersectional environmentalism. The guide outlines various frameworks, principles, movements, and sources of knowledge that continue to inform our understanding of justice-centered sustainability. Examples of topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to community resilience, cultural...

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02/24/2022

Position title: Project Development Specialist 

Available for: Undergraduate

This position will report to the CSF Coordinator.

Start Date: Early/Mid April 

Compensation: $20 per hour

Hours/Times: 15-19.5 hours/week (dependent on student capacity) during the academic year + summer.

The CSF accommodates flexible work schedules and advocates for students to take personal time / vacation (particularly during academic breaks).

Priority Deadline to Apply: March...

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02/24/2022

 

Position title: Outreach Coordinator, undergraduate position. 

This position will report to the CSF Coordinator.

Start Date: Early-mid April 

Compensation: $20 per hour

Hours/Times: 15-19.5 hours/week (dependent on student capacity) during the academic year + summer. 

The CSF accommodates flexible work schedules and advocates for students to take personal time / vacation (particularly during academic breaks). 

Priority Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2022 or...

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02/08/2022

The CSF Funding Cycle 3: Letter of Intent is due March 1st and the Full Proposal is due April 15th! Apply Here 

The CSF awards over $400,000 in grants to an average of 25 student-led sustainability projects a year at UW! The CSF supports the ...

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02/04/2022

Would you like extra support in applying for grants such as the Campus Sustainability Fund ? Watch the recording from our most recent grant-writing workshop. Improve your skills, get some tips and guidelines in grant-writing,and learn more about the diverse pool of on-campus grants available for projects and initiatives. Watch the recording: 

Watch the Link Here


01/21/2022

The UW custodian project, supported by the 2020's Resilience Seed grants, continue to grow and expand. The (in)Visibility photography exhibit is now displayed at the UW Tower during winter quarter: January - March 2022, M-F 6am-6pm.  Address: 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Additionally, project leader Evalynn Romano recently wrote a racial justice focused op-ed for Yes! Magazine. Romano offers solutions for all workplaces to support the wellbeing of custodial workers as well as a photo essay using...

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10/04/2021

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) is seeking applicants for the 2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Student Committee positions. The CSF is a student -run and student-funded grant making organization that has been established at the UW for the past 12 years. The group is led by passionate student leaders who work to bring more opportunity for student leadership and agency in finding solutions for climate change...

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10/04/2021

On this episode of the CSF Spotlight, we are joined by UW Sustainability director, Claudia Frere-Anderson. Claudia joined the University of Washington in 2009 and she has led huge Sustainability efforts since then, working as a pioneer of sustainability. Listen to learn about University of Washington's history in sustainability advancements and the critical role Claudia played in it, and to hear about her successes in the sustainability space. As...

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04/02/2021

Learn more about grant-writing and improve your skills and application! 

During this event, participants had the opportunity to build their grant-writing skills and learn more about the diverse pool of on-campus grants available for projects and initiatives at the UW –– including the Campus Sustainability Fund and Resilience Lab Seed Grants. To not miss out on the important tips and guidelines in grant-writing, watch the recorded event ...

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04/02/2021

CSF outreach coordinator, Fotima Ibrokhim and project development specialist, Yahia Ali hosted their own workshop at the Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC). Watch the free recording here

In this session, University of Washington Campus Sustainability Fund's student staff provided a brief overview of the grant's 10...

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04/02/2021

The UW Resilience Lab and the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) are pleased to announce the fourth annual Resilience and Compassion Seed Grant cycle. These small grants support efforts to promote resilience, compassion and sustainability and foster connection and community at the UW. Seed grants support impactful activities, programming, projects and/or applied research that align with the following goals of the Resilience Lab and the CSF: 

  • To cultivate kindness, compassion and...
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03/04/2021

 

 

 

 

 

The CSF Funding Cycle 3 deadline is extended. The Letter of Intent is due April 1st and the Full Proposal is Due May 1st. Apply here

 


01/28/2021

The Campus Sustainability Fund is back with virtual office hours. Through these difficult times, we aim to continue to build our community and provide support for each other. The CSF offers flexible one-on-one meetings via zoom, and open ‘drop-in’ times throughout the week. We are here to act as a resource in order to help you with your goals, ideas, and plans.

Zoom link for Tuesday 10-11 PST:
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