Putting the Green in Greenhouse Revision

Amount Awarded: 
$34,365

This is a student initiated project to decrease the use of Seattle City water in the UW greenhouse for single pass irrigation purposes. Fertilized and clear irrigation water in the existing 14,000 sq ft greenhouse exceeds 127,000 gpy.

Electronic Waste Educational and Information System

Amount Awarded: 
$13,694

Our vision is to provide consumers at the University with the accurate knowledge of what is and what isn’t recyclable or compostable. Our software is built for tablets, and designed to be mounted on-site in front of waste containers. When a consumer approaches with waste, they can utilize the software to determine how to properly dispose of their waste, thus reducing the University's improper waste stream and improving consumer education.

Learn more about their product on the EvoEco website.

Earth Day 2016 Celebration

Amount Awarded: 
$1,000

The Earth day celebration is a popular annual gathering at the University of Washington. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the event. On April 22nd, 2015 the event was put on by UW’s student run Earth Club and assisted by the UW sustainability staff. The goal of the organizers is to bring as many people together as they can to talk about our planet and sustainability. This year the celebration was located in Red Square in the center of campus.

Campus Illumination: An Implementation Strategy for Sustainable Exterior Lighting

Amount Awarded: 
$50,965

The Campus Illumination team envisions a campus with truly sustainable exterior lighting that enhances the campus experience, mitigates disruption to wildlife patterns, and operates with the most efficient use of energy. The team will collaborate with UW students, faculty, staff, and off- lighting design professionals to create a roadmap to guide future development and retrofitting efforts on campus.

Ballo Conservatio: Dance Conservation (Photography Piece)

Amount Awarded: 
$5,350

This photographic series, soon to be created by Ballo Conservatio, will investigate the relationship that humans have with environmental resources and the resulting outcomes of our daily decisions when considering sustainability.

ASUW Student Food Cooperative Bulk Buying Storefront

Amount Awarded: 
$2,500

Hey everyone. The ASUW SFC seeks to create an on-campus food co-op. This means we- the students of UW- will collaboratively staff it, vision growth, and create a campus community around yummy food! The storefront will consist of a variety of popular dried/pantry bulk food items, ranging from snacks (nuts, dried fruit, candy) to kitchen basics (flour, beans, sugar). With this grant we can speed up construction and open the pantry by early 2017! We are currently seeking food and people enthusiasts to help run and staff the storefront once open!

2nd Annual UW Resilience Summit

Amount Awarded: 
$1,250

Last year the UW student group ReThink used a CSF grant to organize the first UW Resilience Summit. This year they recieved another grant to host the event for a second year, with a paneled event that focuses on a specific topic relating to environmental and economic resilience.

2016 UW Night Market

Amount Awarded: 
$1,000

Since 2001, the Taiwanese Student Association (TSA) has brought this dynamic, cultural event to the University of Washington campus. Given its success, the UW Night Market has quickly become an annual Seattle tradition. Our goal is to bring people together in celebrating and appreciating Taiwanese culture. The event includes many vendors selling various Taiwanese foods, on-stage performances, as well as cultural activities. However, we don't want it to be just a cultural event, we also hope to increase community awareness of how to maintain a sustainable enviroment.

Kincaid Ravine Restoration Budget Amendment Proposal

Amount Awarded: 
$35,000

Ecological restoration efforts have been ongoing in Kincaid Ravine since the winter quarter of 2014.  The roughly 4 acre ravine located in the NE corner of campus was overgrown with invasive species, severely lacking in biodiversity and littered with trash when Martha Moritz (MEH ’14) began to plan restoration work to transform the ravine into an asset for the University and its surrounding community.  There is much work still to be accomplished, but Kincaid Ravine is well on its way to becoming a healthy urban forest on the UW campus.

Composting Toilet at the Center for Urban Horticulture

Amount Awarded: 
$33,000

The University of Washington Farm (UW Farm) proposes to purchase and install a composting toilet at the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH) farm site. There is increasing need for an outdoor bathroom facility at the farm, to support student famers working and volunteering at the UW Farm, as well as other groups using the space. In 2015, there were over 180 volunteers working at the farm. In addition, the farm offered tours to over 500 UW students in 2015 alone.