Student-Led Sustainability Projects Were Supported by Sustainability Center
December 04, 2020
Four student-led projects focusing on improving campus sustainability received funding from the University of Idaho Sustainability Center. The program, in its 14th year, gave $6,695 to help students engage in strengthening campus sustainability and support a shift to carbon neutrality on campus. Students in the program also develop grant writing, project management and leadership skills.
Sustainability Center Grant recipients for 2020-21 include:
- Sorority and Fraternity Aluminum Can Recycling: Addie White, a senior in biological engineering from Boise, was awarded $983 to conduct an aluminum recycling competition among the Greek houses.
- ATD Textile and Paper Recycling Bins: Ellie Hafer, a freshman in the school of Apparel, Textiles and Design from Lewiston, was awarded $783 to build and install recycling bins for scrap fabric and paper in the ATD Department’s design studios.
- Greek Energy Smart Readers: Beth Hoots from West Linn, Oregon, and Natalie Wiley from Nampa, who are both seniors in Ecology and Conservation Biology, were awarded $2,200 to install Smart energy meters in five fraternity and sorority houses.
- Hartung Grasses: Annika Esau, a senior in computer science from Tigard, Oregon, was awarded $2,728 to replace a 12,500 square foot section of lawn grass in front of the Hartung Theater with a drought tolerant grass.
About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 11,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky and Western Athletic conferences. Learn more at uidaho.edu