UC Davis offering sustainability grants to campus community

Department will award grants up to $6,000.

In an effort to improve the sustainability of the campus community, UC Davis Dining Services has begun offering Go Green Grants of up to $6,000.

The program, now two years running, provides funds for students, staff and faculty to research, develop, implement and design solutions to address campus sustainability challenges.

The Go Green Grant is competitive: last spring, only two applicants received it for a total of $3,000. The application process asks for a comprehensive overview of the project, a detailed budget and letters of support, in both a written application and a presentation.

A committee comprised of Dining Services staff, the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability and four students stewards the grant. They determine the recipients of the grant based on a clear description of their aims, innovation in their projects and an effective use of funds.