Campus Sustainability Fund News
6.4.13 - We are having our spring Retreat on June 11th at 9 am in Wallace Hall. Lots to go over before the end of the year!
5.29.13 - After a very competitive and challenging funding round we are happy to announce:
2. UW Solar
All received funding in our Spring round! We hope to see the other projects return to the CSF in the future as well.
4.24.13 - Had a tremendous Earth Day Celebration - check out pictures of the events here!
4.20.13 - Wow! We just received our final project asks for spring quarter and they total nearly $300,000! So proud of the UW community for their strong demand for sustainability. It's surely going to be a very competitive funding cycle.
3.3.13 - We got an incredible $230,000 worth of LOI's this spring! We are so proud of all the students, staff, and faculty that contributed to these LOI's.
2.11.13 - Congrats to all 7 of our fall projects for receiving funding. Great job:
Garbology - The Denny Project
2.5.13 - Our first retreat of the year is this Sunday the 10th! Check out what our agenda to learn about how we are shaping the future of the CSF. The agenda's here.
1.17.13 - Our 2nd round of LOI's dates has been announced! Get your LOI's in March 1st! The application is on our website right here!
1.16.13 - Our Water Bottle Giveaway has concluded. We gave away 47 of these beautiful bottles from Liberty Bottleworks. Look for these on campus!
12.10.12 - Our Full Proposal due date has been set for January 11th! If anyone is looking to run a project but missed our first round of LOI's - stay tuned - there will be a second funding round in the Spring.
11.20.12 - Due to an exceptional batch of LOI's - they have all been approved - congrats to our project leaders.
10.17.12 - First Round LOI Due Date announced!
LOI's are due on Friday NOVEMBER 9th. This year you will be able to submit your LOI's online through our website. (Application coming soon)
10.8.12 - The CSF is looking for an outreach intern! Find the description HERE
9.6.2012 - Owl Boxes Installed
Today, Jamie Rowe (CSF Coordinator) and Jessica Kang (Owl Box project lead) helped to finalize the very first owl box install. Go check it out on Skagit Lane, behind Suzzalo! Four more will be installed soon.
8.22.12 - UW Recognized by Sierra Club and Princeton Review
The University of Washington has been recognized by the Sierra Club as the #4 Cool School in the most recent edition of Sierra Magazine. Campus Sustainability Fund funded bicycle repair stations are featured in the photo!
The University of Washington also received a perfect score in the Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll. CSF is mentioned in the write-up of UW's sustainability initiatives.
6.20.12 - 2012/2013 Funding Level Announced
CSF is proud to announce we have been granted $330,000 from the Services and Activities Fee for the 2012-2013 school year!
Stay tuned in the coming months for proposal deadlines to be announced.
5.14.12 - SPRING QUARTER PROJECTS APPROVED!
1. Rain Water Harvesting at $395.85
2. UW Student Food Co-op at $34,457
3. 2 Dero Bike Fix-it Stations at $3,085
4. Sustainability 2.0 at $5,000
5. Husky Sustainable Storms at $75,000
4.20.12 - The Campus Sustainability Fund featured in the SEATTLE TIMES!
Thanks for the great article by Katherine Long. The article spotlights the Dero Bike Fix-it Stations, the Gould Hall Green Wall, and the UW Student Farm.
Read it here and share!
(Committee member, Kyle Murphy, using one of the Bike Fix-it Stations. Photo courtesy of the Seattle Times)
4.19.12 - CSF presents to the Seattle City Council .
The Campus Sustainability Fund Coordinator, Jamie Rowe was featured on a panel for the Seattle City Council Brown-Bag meeting on Campus Sustainability with Ruth Johnston, Associate Vice President for Strategy Management in Finance &. Facilities along with Representatives from Seattle University and Seattle Community Colleges.
Check out the live feed here: http://www.seattle.gov/councillive/#/?i=1
4.15.12 - Earth Day on Friday, 4.20.12 - Red Square 10am-2pm
10:00 - 11:00 Music from local hip hop artists Th3rdz and Grayskul
11:00 - 11:05 Opening Speaker Lisa Graumlich, UW College of the Environment
11:05 - 11:30 Keynote Speaker Sarah Hodgdon, Sierra Club
11:30 - 11:40 UW President Michael Young
11:40 - 11:55 Husky Green Awards
11:55 - 12:00 Campus Clean Up winners
12:00 - 2:00 Music from The Physics and Grynch
2:00 - 2:30 Trashion (Fashion) Show
Check out more here!
4.15.12 - Check out the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office Staff at the UW Trash-in! A fun and engaging campus tradition to observe how much waste is being diverted through compost and recycling on campus.
4.4.12 - CSF Meeting tonight in Smith 109, 6-7pm.
4.3.12 - Next UW Green Tea Party: forum for environmental student groups is this Thursday, April 5th, from 4:30-5:30pm, in Savery Hall 164
Topics: Earth Day planning & tabling materials and tactics
3.30.12 : University of Washington receives EPA Honorable Mention
Award highlights UW’s success in waste diversion efforts.
On March 27, the University of Washington received the WasteWise Honorable Mention award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for College/University Partner of the Year. This award is given to partners who excel at waste prevention, recycling collection, and buying or manufacturing recycled-content products. The honor was awarded at a Business Sustainability Forum of the EPA, hosted by Microsoft in Redmond, WA.
Learn more about UW Recycling & Solid Waste at www.uwrecycling.com.
3.9.11 : Campus Event: Water, Stormwater, & Sustainability on Campus: Student research on the University of Washington's impact on water
Friday, March 9
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Wallace Hall, POE Commons
(formerly the Academic Computing Center)
3737 Brooklyn Ave NE
Students in POE's Sustainability Studio spent this quarter researching options for more sustainable use of water on UW's campus! This presentation is your opportunity to learn from their work. Projects include:
If you have any questions, please contact Justin Hellier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.15.12 Exactly 5 days until Letters of Intent are due for the final round of CSF funding for the 2011-2012 academic year on Feb. 20th.
Email your project description and a budget request to email@example.com. Email uwcsf with questions or if you would like to set up a meeting.
2.7.12 Apply for the Campus Sustainability Fund now! Letters of Intent are due Feb. 20th. Email your project description and budget request to firstname.lastname@example.org
1.24.12 - National recognition for the CSF! Check out the CSF in the National AASHE Bulletin for January 2012 here.
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education submits a weekly bulletin of national news. The UW Daily article "Sustainable Growth" was mentioned in this week's bulletin.
1.23.12 - Campus News - E.P.A. Administrator, Lisa Jackson, will be visiting the UW this Wednesday, January 25th at 4pm in Fisheries Room 102. Come hear about how the E.P.A. is working towards a more sustainable future for the United States.
1.23.12 - One month until Letters of Intent for the final round of Campus SUSTAINability projects are due on February 20th!
CHANGE IS MORE THAN JUST AN IDEA - APPLY NOW!
1.9.12 - We're in the UW Daily! - Check out the article "Sustainable Growth" featuring the first round of 2011-2012 projects! Read the article here.
1.9.12 - Round I of 2011-2012 CSF Projects are announced!
Husky Sustainable Storms: Parking Lot Bioswale - $9220
Biodiversity Green Wall, Edible Green Screen + Water Harvesting Demonstration Project, Phase II - $86,800
Yard Waste Composting Site for UW Seattle Campus - $78,637
Carlson Center Student Sustainability Service-Learning Liaison - $3950
Biodiesel Cooperative: Vapor Characterization - $1620
1.12.11 - Are you interested in Environmental issues on the UW Campus? Are you a part of a UW environmental club or RSO?
Then come to the next UW Green Tea PARTY Thursday, January 12, 2012, 3:30pm, Gerberding B-40- where we will bring together all UW environmental groups to share what we are working on and to see how we can collaborate. Bring your lunch and come hear what everyone is working on. See the facebook event here.
1.6.12 - Check out the UW Columns Magazine article, "Green Giant" Featuring the Campus Sustainability Fund, UW Farm, and the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office. You can view the article here.
The article features Jennifer Perkins, Staff Assistant for the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability office. Zimride is a program that connects students via Facebook for carpooling opportunities. Zimride received a 2010-2011 CSF grant. Sign up to find your own ride-share opportunities by clicking the logo below.
12.9.11- UW Green Tea party: The monthly forum for environmental student groups
Thursday, Dec. 9th, 2011 - Gerberding B-40
Come to the monthly forum for environmental student groups on campus. Hear from fellow Huskies about what their group is working on and get connected.
Find out more information and RSVP on facebook here.
12.3.11 - Meet the 2011-2012 CSF Committee by checking out their biographies here.
CSF Committee will announce Fall Quarter Approved projects the week of Friday Dec. 9th.
Five CSF funded Bicycle Repair Stations come to campus!
UW Daily Coverage here
UW Transportation Services installs the first Dero Bike Repair station on Thursday, November 10. All the Bike sations were funded by a 2010-2011 CSF grant.
There will be five Bike Repair Stations on campus:
-The Medical Center
-Thurston Lane (Behind Bagley)
-Behind Kane/Memorial way roundabout
-Gates Law School
These stations provide a repair stand, air pump, and assorted hand tools to make necessary repairs to your bicycle.
Check them out on campus today! Click the image below for a google map.
First meeting of the year/Committee Orientation:
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011, 4:30pm-6:30pm, Gerberding B-40
Campus Sustainability Fund
Back to School Breakfast and Open House
Tuesday, October 25th, 9-1pm
UW Sustainability Summit
Check it out here.
Wednesday October 26th, 2011
Exhibitors on Red Square : 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Mayor Mike McGinn & Panel Discussion: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Johnson Hall, Room 102
Reception & Campus Sustainability Fund Poster Session: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Johnson Hall Lobby
Monday October 24th, 2011 : National Food Day and Film Showings
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
Real Food Challenge Discussion Intermission
Tuesday October 25th - Campus Sustainability Fund Open House
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Gerberding Hall, B40 (Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office)
Transportation: Fueling Fitter Vehicles
Dale Gluck, BioAlgene
Hoby Douglass, General BioDiesel
Presentation: 4:30– 6:00 p.m.
Douglas Forum, BAEEC
Apply now for the UW Campus Sustainability Fund Committee! Are you interested in campus sustainability and helping students create real change on the UW campus? Then the UW Campus Sustainability Fund Committee is right for you!
Undergraduate students: Apply here - http://volunteer.asuw.org/
Graduate Students: Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Adam Sherman, GPSS Vice President at email@example.com by Wednesday, October 19th
The position is volunteer and will meet weekly Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter. Check out more information here: http://f2.washington.edu/oess/
Congratulations to our new CSF Coordinator, Jamie Rowe! Jamie holds a BS in Environmental Policy from the University of Maryland and previously worked for three years as a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C. before moving to Seattle in January. She will be studying Environmental and Natural Resource Management at the Evans School of Public Affairs starting this fall and is excited to become a part of the UW community. Welcome, Jamie!
Interested in spreading the word about the CSF-- and getting PAID to do it? Check out the Student Engagment Coordinator job description on Husky Jobs using reference ID 56143! Good luck!
Another job announcement! Check out the UW Work Study page (http://www.washington.edu/students/osfa/workstudy/uw_list.php) for an opportunity to work with David Amiton in Transportation Services as the first-ever student in charge of Bicycle Planning/Repair Station Planning on campus! And yes, this is a CSF-funded project! David's CSF project which created this position was approved by the CSF Committee on May 22nd-- congratulations!
We are delighted to announce that the CSF has received an allocation of
from the Services & Activities Fee (SAF) Committee for
! Deadlines for fall submission of CSF projects will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!