The program, now two years running, provides funds for students, staff and faculty to research, develop, implement and design solutions to address campus sustainability challenges.
The application process asks for a comprehensive overview of the project, a detailed budget and letters of support, in both a written application and a presentation.
Some of the projects established by the grant include the Field Guide to Sustainable Living in Davis, a two-unit course offered twice a year, the Aggie ReStore Project, a resale store that sells gently used items and holds lessons on creative repurposing and Wild Campus, a team of students, faculty and staff dedicated to building, studying and maintaining a wildlife habitat in addition to informing the community.
“The Go Green Grant was perfect [for Wild Campus] because it talked about sustainability and we only use sustainable resources,” said third-year wildlife, fish and conservation biology major and member of Wild Campus Alexa Kownacki. “A lot of funds through UC Davis only allow funds to be used for UC Davis students, and we wanted to preach our ideas to the Davis community of all ages.”
The grant will be accepting applications until Dec. 7. For more information, visit dining.ucdavis.edu/sus-green.html.
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