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Current Grants

This year, we have awarded grants totaling $5,325 to three student-led sustainability projects. Each of these students are motivated to contribute to campus sustainability in unique ways. We are happy to be able to fund several projects in order to improve different parts of our campus. This is the 12th year of the grant awards. Since its inception in 2006, the program has distributed more than $140,000 to increasing sustainability on campus and the community

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for next year, visit our grants page!

This Year's Grants

Xeriscaping the University of Idaho Golf Course

Amount: $3,000
Granted To: Brian Feldhaus
Project Description: Brian Feldhaus, a graduate student studying Landscape Architecture, was awarded $3000 to transform a portion of the University of Idaho’s golf course into a native xeriscape. His project will take a section of the course that is currently filled with gopher holes and weeds and redesign it into a beautiful hillside. Through this grant, Feldhaus will gain experience in landscape architecture while helping the university replant the Palouse prairie with native trees and shrubs that will thrive for years to come.

Current Status: In Progress.

Pollinate the Palouse

Amount: $900
Granted To: Cassandra Goodmansen
Project Description: Cassandra Goodmansen, a senior studying Ecology and Conservation Biology within the College of Natural Resources, was awarded $900. Goodmansen’s garden will showcase native species and begin blooming by the end of the academic year. The flowers will beautify our campus, welcoming native pollinators in the area.

Current Status: In Progress.

Biogas Energy Feasibility Assessment

Amount: $1,425
Granted To: Kenneth Sheffler
Project Description: Kenneth Sheffler, a junior studying Electrical Engineering, was awarded $1,425 to complete a “Biogas Energy Feasibility Assessment” by identifying if biogas is a feasible source of power. This project has great pertinence to campus sustainability. Sheffler will be utilizing the UI Library as well as faculty and facilities expertise throughout his project. This project helps the university identify renewable energy options.  

Current Status: In Progress.  

UI Sustainability Center

Physical Address:
Student Office Shoup 105
Staff Office 328, 330
Moscow Campus

Phone: 208-885-0125

Email: uisc@uidaho.edu

Web: Sustainability Center