Environment and Sustainability Projects and Initiatives

The Center supports a wide range of projects.  Our four current foci are:  Applied Environmental Research, Local Food, Energy and Climate, and Student Green Team Initiatives.  Actions across these four foci involve academic course-work, research and scholarship, project-based community partnerships, environmental programming, field activities, and campus projects and events.

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Projects and Initiatives

The Center and many center projects are supported by a generous gift from the McLaughlin Martin Family Environmental Innovation Fund.

 

Applied Environmental Research

The Center supports faculty and faculty-student research projects.  These projects are all part of Regional Environmental Action Partnership (REAP) program (see below).

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Local Food

The Center supports a range of project centered on local food, including growing and gardening, food distribution and hunger relief. 

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Energy and Climate

The Center supports on campus projects focused on improving energy efficiency, monitoring energy use and exploring alternative energy.  The Center also supports a deeper understanding of local and regional climate change impacts and how to mitigate them.

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Student Green Team Initiatives

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Student Mini-Grant Program (2018-2019)

The Center offers our students the opportunity to apply for mini-grants in support of research projects, or initiatives that promote sustainability and environmental innovation.   This is a competitive grant program overseen by the Center Director and faculty members of the Steering Committee.  You can apply for a Mini-Grant here.  The deadline is rolling but projects must be completed by 1 May 2019.

This mini-grant program is funded through a generous gift from the McLaughlin Martin Family Environmental Innovation Fund.

Apply for a Mini-Grant Here