The NC State Sustainability Fund has awarded $137,000 in grants to 9 sustainability projects on campus.
The Fund, which is generated by a $2.50 per semester student fee, is managed by a student-run Advisory Board that reviews grant proposals from the campus community. Grants are awarded annually to sustainability projects that have high student impact and help the university advance sustainability.
The projects selected for funding during the 2021-2022 academic year are:
- A new campus greenhouse to provide campus plants for curriculum and research-based projects
- Rocky Branch Trail Learning Garden, which will include the addition of various edible and pollinator vegetation to sites along this campus trail
- Campus as a Classroom Internship pilot program, which is designed to create sustainability-related student learning opportunities on campus
- Support for the NC State student chapter of Engineers Without Borders to complete a clean water project in Guatemala
- Installation of a rooftop solar array at Fitts-Woolard Hall
- Equipment needed to create compost tea, which will be tested by Grounds Services on campus landscapes
- Construction for new hiking and biking trails in Lake Raleigh Woods
- Student project known as “SolarPack” that aims to create an affordable solar-powered vehicle
- Support for development of an Ocean Advocacy Workshop for students
The next request for proposals for Sustainability Fund grants will be issued later this semester with a deadline in late winter 2022. Learn more at the Sustainability Fund website.