The President’s Sustainability Commission has announced the launch of the CSU Sustainability Fund. The fund aims to enhance, support and promote new grassroots and pilot sustainability research projects, academic initiatives, conservation efforts, and education and outreach efforts.
Funding for single project proposals can be requested at any level up to $10,000. Proposals received by Nov. 18, 2020, will be prioritized. PSC is inviting all members of the CSU community to submit a proposal.
Proposals will be reviewed by the Commission and funds awarded by January 2021. Funds are one-time and must be spent by the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2021).
Why is CSU introducing a sustainability fund?
Sustainability funds have been a growing opportunity for many universities to advance sustainability, and our students and employees are among a community of creative innovators who have been requesting a fund for several years. The President’s Sustainability Commission often receives proposals or ideas from across the university that require a small amount of funding to be implemented. While the Commission has been able to endorse these proposals in the past, this is the first time the Commission will be able to provide monetary funds to assist with implementation.
Sustainability is not just limited to STEM departments, but to all disciplines across the university. Interdisciplinary proposals that integrate environmental, economic, and social aspects of sustainability are encouraged. With these proposals, members of the CSU community are encouraged to support and engage CSU students and employees in innovative ways.
To learn more about the CSU Sustainability Fund and to submit a proposal visit green.colostate.edu/csu-sustainability-fund/.