Tuesday, August 20, 2019

$300,000 available for Sustainability Fund Projects

We are excited to inform you that the University Sustainability Fund has approximately $300,000 available this year for projects that promote environmental sustainability and positively impact the student experience at University of Maryland.

Applications are now being accepted for 2019-2020 projects. The priority deadline for applications is October 15 with a final deadline of January 15. Apply now.

More than $2 million has been granted to 137 sustainability projects since 2011 including the Biowall at McKeldin Library, Terp Farm, the Sphagnum Moss Water Treatment System at Eppley Recreation Center, the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), lighting upgrades, rain gardens, research projects, and many more. Learn more about last year's grant recipients.

The Fund allocates money to projects that increase the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency of our campus facilities, reduce the amount of waste created and material resources used on campus, encourage sustainable behaviors, and integrate sustainability into teaching, research, and service at the university. We encourage projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or have other measurable environmental benefits. Grants are supported by student fees and administered through the University Sustainability Council.

If you have a sustainability project in mind, or want to discuss potential projects, please call Mark Stewart in the Office of Sustainability at 301-405-4633 or email stewartm@umd.edu.