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Apply for Tufts Green Fund Support

The initiative offers money for sustainability-related projects on all Tufts campuses
December 7, 2018

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Applications are now being accepted for the Tufts Green Fund, an initiative that aims to bring sustainability-related projects into practice across the university.

Faculty, staff, and students from across the university are invited to submit proposals online at Tufts Idea Hub; the deadline is January 22, 2019. Any number of projects or studies, of all sizes, will be considered.

The Tufts Green Fund provides up to $40,000 in funding annually, support derived from the Sustainable Investment Fund. The first-round of funding in the summer awarded $10,000 to three projects: solar panels on Hodgdon Hall, water bottle filling stations at the School of Dental Medicine, and composting on the Boston health sciences campus. The current round of funding will provide up to $30,000 for projects. 

The fund is managed by a committee made up of students, faculty, and staff from all of Tufts’ campuses. Selection criteria for projects include environmental impact, social impact, feasibility, and the ability to measure success.

The Green Fund is part of Tufts’ ongoing focus on engaging the Tufts community around achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The Sustainability Council is leading the development of that plan, focusing this year, with support from a consultant, on the Medford/Somerville campus.

For more information, including applications, visit https://sustainability.tufts.edu/green-fund/ or email greenfund@tufts.edu.