CSF Bike Tour

 
Thursday, September 28th, 12:00-2:00 PM
Meet at South End of Drumheller Fountan

 

Join us for a 4.5 mile tour of on-campus, sustainability projects funded by the CSF! We encourage you to bring your own bike and helmet or utilize a local bike-share program. If those options are unavailable, e-mail us at uwcsf@uw.edu and we will help out!

The CSF Welcomes Two New Members to the Team!

Hello Huskies!

As we head into the start of the 2017 - 2018 academic year, the CSF would like to introduce you to the two new faces you'll see in our Gerberding B-40 headquarters this coming year! Along with a new Outreach Coordinator, we've opened up a new position dedicated to helping projects reach their full potential during the early development phase, and throughout their implementation on campus.

Whisper St Christopher, Campus Sustainability Fund Outreach Coordinator

Campus Sustainability Fund Allocates $589,666 to 23 Projects

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.

Earth Day Band: Improvisational Music Project (IMP)

Amount Awarded: 
$500

We believe that art is essential to the activism surrounding sustainability movements and often functions as a catalyst for engagement. In our search for a band, we focused our efforts on finding local UW student ensembles. Supporting the sustainability of the arts on the UW campus was an important value that helped aided our selection. We also considered that finding the right group could could help establish a precedent for collaboration for future events like the SustainableUW Festival.

CSF Committee Allocates Over $260,000 to 14 Projects

After an exciting first round of applications and committee deliberations, we are pleased to announce that $266,839 has been awarded to fourteen projects. Each project aligns with the CSF's mission to lessen the University's environmental impact and foster a more environmentally-conscious campus culture. This allocation includes 8 large projects totaling $261,953 as well as 6 small projects totaling $4,886. Our first round large project allocation is up 50% from last year with an increase of roughly $85,000.

Keraton Going Green

Amount Awarded: 
$999

Not only did Keraton attracted 8000 people last year but also had 13 vendors selling food. As a result, there is a substantial amount of waste produced. This year, Keraton is aiming to attract 10000 people. Surely, there will be more waste produced than last year.

Hiring Campus Sustainability Fund Outreach Coordinator

Now is your chance to become closely involved with both the daily operations and overall strategy of the Campus Sustainability Fund. We are looking for a student eager to commit substantial time and energy to empowering the UW community to engage with sustainability. The CSF has two administrative staff members, a graduate student and an undergraduate student, who share the responsibility of running the organizational processes necessary to financially support student sustainability projects across campus.

Campus sustainability fund hosts brainstorming mixer

By Michael Kim
The Daily

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) hosted a brainstorming mixer last Friday, bringing together a wide variety of recently funded projects under the singular ideal of sustainability.

Pairing UW Food Waste with Non-Profit Agencies in Need

Amount Awarded: 
$17,000

Our project will pair-up UW food waste with local non-profit agencies in need through the design of a website that would facilitate the logistics and transportation of food waste from UW Food Services without having so many food products go to compost. Over the course of two quarters, Irini Spyridakis and Madison Holbrook will lead a team of 15 undergraduate and masters students. The team will research, design, build, and implement a responsive website for UW HFS Dining facilities to connect with local non-profit organizations.