Congratulations to the Winners of the 2013-2014 funding cycle!
Do you see something that could be improved on the ESF campus to make us more sustainable? Have you always wanted to construct a cool project that would help the environment, but never had the money? Now you can!
The Green Campus Initiative (GCI) and ESF have set up a fund to pay for student driven projects on campus. Applications will be available in September 2014 for the 2014-2015 funding cycle.
Applications can be found Here
Who can submit?
- An individual undergraduate or graduate student, a group of graduates or undergraduates, a student organization, or a class may submit applications for a project. However, a member of the faculty, staff, or an approved student group must act as an advisor.
What is the source and amount of funds?
What types of projects are eligible?
What is the proposal due date?
What can the money be used for?
What is the review process like?
Do we need to provide updates once we begin our project?
Are there examples of previous projects?
Sample Projects from 2011-2014
On-Campus Mushroom Production: Matt Gretton began producing oyster mushrooms in a greenhouse on campus using waste material as a substrate.
|Locally Produced Artistic Bike Rack for Campus: Meghan Holtan partnered with 40-Below and the Syracuse Public Arts Task Force to create an additional bike rack on campus near the Gateway Building. The bike rack will be installed in the fall of 2012.|
|Apple Orchard and Berry Patch: Justin Heavey, with help from GCI, will plant 16 apple trees with strawberry and raspberry plants at the ESF Lafayette Road Experiment Station in the spring of 2013.|
|Fence Enclosure for ESF Gardens: Danielle Kloster oversaw the construction of a fence to enclose the current vegetable garden, edible forest garden, and future apple orchard at ESF's Lafayette Road Experiment Station.|
|Greenhouse Grow Lights: Noah Pasqua-Godkin modified the aquaponics system in the greenhouse by using grow lights to increase the growing capacity of his basil plants.|
|Garden Labels: Kate Montgomery set up plant and tree labels in the Lafayette Road Experiment Station ESF Garden.|
|Black Soldier Fly Larvae Composter: Noah Pasqua-Godkin came across this composting method online and wanted to try it out and teach about the benefits of it at two workshops.|
|Appropriate Technology Build-Day Workshops: TJ Decker, appropriate technologies advocate and researcher came to the SSF reviews with the goal of teaching students about these efficient devices with hands-on experience. The picture shows a completed rocket stovebuild.|
Email Questions to: GCIESF@gmail.com