Years Since the program began
Projects Initiated by students
$ ,000 Green Fee funds awarded

Initiated by Students, Funded by Students

Drawn from the Student Green Fee, grants up to $5,000 are available to current UGA students who wish to initiate projects to advance sustainability through education, research, service, and campus operations. Successful projects will address priorities outlined in UGA’s 2020 Strategic Plan to actively conserve resources, educate the campus community, influence positive action for people and the environment, and provide useful research data to inform future campus sustainability efforts. Interdisciplinary projects designed to inspire, beautify and uplift—as well as to inform and conserve—are encouraged. Special consideration will be given to projects incorporating sustainability + arts. Grants are awarded based on merit, positive impact, implementation feasibility, and available funding.

2018-2019 Grant Schedule

  • Pre-proposals accepted October 1, 2018
  • Pre-proposals due October 12, 2018
  • Applications due 9am November 12, 2018
  • Grants awarded December 5, 2018
  • Final reports due June 30, 2019
Apply for a Campus Sustainability Grant
Pre-proposals are accepted beginning October 1 and grants are awarded on Fall Reading Day each academic year.

2019 Grant Recipients

Bicycle Powered Vermi-Compost Sifter

  • submitted by Victoria Luna, a senior Horticulture major
  • under the direction of Dr. David Berle

Building Better Businesses for a Better Georgia:  Business-Student Collaboration Utilizing the B-Corp Framework

  • submitted by Zack Godfrey, MBA student in the Terry College of Business
  • under the direction of Jake Mosely

Oconee Forest Pond Revegetation Project

  • submitted by Katharine Bugbee, MLA student in the College of Environment & Design
  • under the direction of Dr. Jay Shelton, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources

Global Issues, local choices:  Assessing and reducing the use of palm oil at UGA

  • submitted by Kristen Morrow, PhD student in Integrative Conservation and Anthropology
  • under the direction of Dr. Roberta Salmi

Speaking with nature at Lake Herrick: an ecological narrative through eco-art

  • submitted by Alexandra Hofner, PhD student in Integrative Conservation and Anthropology
  • under the direction of Dr. Richard Hall, Odum School of Ecology

The Urban Pollinator Project

  • submitted by Joshua Grier, a senior Biology major
  • under the direction of Dr. Marianne Shockley in the Department of Entomology

Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resilience

  • submitted by Christina Foard, MFA student in Lamar Dodd School of Art
  • under the direction of Dr. Michael Marshall

Guarding Gorillas through Electronics and Elementary Art

  • submitted by Caroline Jones, PhD student in Psychology
  • under the direction of Dr. Roberta Salmi, Anthroplogy, and Dr. Dorothy Fragaszy, Psychology

Trash Music

  • submitted by Ciyadh Wells, pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts
  • under the direction of Mark Callahan, Ideas for Creative Exploration

UGA Recycle Education Initiative:  Building Sustainability Awareness through Online Education

  • submitted by Mira Bookman, a senior Biology and Anthropology double-major
  • under the direction of Dr. David S. Williams, Honors Program

Congratulations again to the 2019 Campus Sustainability Grant winners!