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Current Grants

During 2019-2020, the U of I Sustainability Center awarded funding for six student-led sustainability projects, totaling $10,478. Since its inception in 2006, the program has awarded more than $158,000 to increasing sustainability on campus and the community.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, visit our student grants page.

This Year's Grants

Amount: $2,300
Granted to: Cameron Weller
Project description: Cameron Weller, a senior in the Geography Department from Scottsdale, AZ, was awarded $2,300 to organize an energy use competition for five Greek houses to incentivize them to reduce their energy usage.

Current status: in progress.

Amount: $2,177
Granted to: Madigan Hawkins and Celine Knudsen
Project description: Madigan Hawkins, from Olympia. WA, and Celine Knudsen, from Moscow, ID, are both seniors in the Plant Sciences Department. They and their team, The Hydroponics Club, were awarded $2,177 to build a hydroponics green wall where they will grow fresh herbs and greens to sell to students on campus.

Current status: in progress.

Amount: $2,590
Granted to: Riley Newton
Project description: Riley Newton, a third year law student from Twin Falls, ID, was awarded $2,590 to install occupancy sensor lights in the first floor of the Law Library. These lights could save $750+ per year in electricity costs.

Current status: in progress.

Amount: $478
Granted to: Sophie Morosky and the Humanitarian Engineering Corps
Project description: Sophie Morosky, a senior in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Eugene, OR, along with her team, The Humanitarian Engineering Corps, were awarded $478 to plant 100 native trees and shrubs along Paradise Path near the soccer fields on campus. These native plants will decrease water usage, reduce soil erosion, and sequester carbon dioxide, as well as beautify our campus.

Current status: in progress.

Amount: $2,220
Granted to: Sierra Brantz
Project description: Sierra Brantz, a junior double majoring in International Studies and Environmental science from Osburn, ID, was awarded $2,220 to install sensor water faucets in the first floor bathrooms of the Teaching and Learning Center. This is a pilot study to determine the water savings these faucets provide to campus.

Current status: in progress.

Amount: $713
Granted to: Addie White and the Vandal Clean Energy Club
Project description: Addie White, a junior in biological engineering from Boise, ID, and her team, The Vandal Clean Energy Club, were awarded $713 to refurbish a solar collector that was donated to the club. This solar collector will be used to heat water needed for refining the biodiesel they produce to provide a clean fuel source for campus vehicles.

Current status: in progress.

U of I Sustainability Center

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

Phone: 208-885-0125


Web: Sustainability Center