Student Sustainability Initiative Accepting Grant Applications for Student Projects!

October 17th, 2011 | Sam

The Student Sustainability Initiative is now accepting grant applications for student projects pursued during the 2011-2012 school year. There is $26,000 available in grants this year, and a single project may apply for up to $6,000 dollars. Projects which support student efforts to create a sustainable community at OSU through opportunity, education, and action are more likely to be funded.


To apply for a grant you must be a currently enrolled OSU student and intend to use the grant money to support sustainability efforts in the OSU community.

Previously funded projects include:
Composting projects at student co-op’s and academic departments, green roof demonstration sites, OSU’s permaculture class, the OSU Solar Vehicle team, a conference on Earth Democracy, and student gardening projects.

Applications are due November 20, 2010.  You can access grant applications and guidelines online by clicking here. After completion, applications are to be sent to SSI Fee Board Chair, Justin Russell at

You do not have to submit a letter of interest. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask Justin.

This is an great opportunity to contribute to sustainability at OSU!

One Response to “Student Sustainability Initiative Accepting Grant Applications for Student Projects!”

  1. Green roofs are an exciting thing but can catch many people off guard if they simply decide to change over from their existing roof to green. Loose soil weighs about 75 lbs a cubic foot and that doesn’t include the growing vegetation. Without proper structural planning, a green roof can be disastrous to a home.