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Current Grants

This year, we have awarded grants totaling $6,500 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 $135,000 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

Amount: $2,757.50

Granted To: Courtney Cooper, Mary Engels, Sarah Olsen, Meghan Foard

Project Description: Courtney Cooper, Mary Engels, Sarah Olsen and Meghan Foard, three Water Resource Graduate Students and an environmental educator respectively, are awarded $2,757.50 to facilitate a three-day water resource awareness weekend (WAWA) during earth week this spring. They will facilitate and lead a stream restoration and clean-up event alongside Paradise Creek, a data visualization workshop, and a youth water conference. By involving undergraduate and graduate students, the UI-WAWA will advance campus shifts towards more sustainable behaviors and attitudes, and help the University of Idaho move towards enhanced resilience in the face of climate change.

Current Status: In Progress

Amount: $1,700

Granted To: Alexa Aguilar, Tyler Larson, Andrew Davies

Project: Alexa Aguilar, Tyler Larson, and Andrew Davies: a team of seniors in Electrical Engineering pursuing a research project in harvesting radio frequency (RF) signals in efforts to convert electromagnetic energy back into usable electricity. This project is awarded $1,700 to fund their goal of researching, designing and building a device that is powered completely off of ambient radio frequency signals, like Wi-Fi signals on campus. Advancements in RF harvesting will showcase this group’s work as leaders and visionaries for further research in this area nation-wide.

Current Status: In Progress

Amount: $1,986.50

Granted To: Madeleine Phelan, Hailey Herrington

Current Status: Madeleine Phelan, and Hailey Herrington, sophomores in the Colleges of Business, and Education respectively, were awarded $1,986.50. Their project, “Sustain-a-Swag Bag” will help raise awareness about the damage excessive plastic waste has on the environment by offering reusable grocery totes to students. The totes include a fact sheet about plastic bag waste and will help raise awareness in the student body. The grocery bags will help reduce single use plastic bag waste.

Current Status: In Progress

UI Sustainability Center

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

Phone: 208-885-0125


Web: Sustainability Center