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Sustainability Council

The Sustainability Council was founded in April of 2009 as an effort to enhance environmental support through student legislative grants which support sustainability programs and initiatives. The "Petition for the Renewable Energy & Sustainability Fund" charges students $10.00 per semester as part of their student body fees, coming to an approximate total of $30,000.00 per year. This sum is divided into two portions: $15,000.00 is used to fund student-led sustainability initiatives while the other $15,000.00 supports Linfield's carbon-offset program in conjunction with the Office of Sustainability and Facilities Services. 

Proposals for student-led sustainability initiatives are submitted to the Sustaibility Council who review, decide upon, and allocate funds to each proposal. The council is made up of the ASLC student body president, Linfield Sustainability Coordinator, ASLC Sustainability Coordinator, and council members made up of members of the Linfield Student Community. 

Any member of the Linfield Community may apply for a Sustainability Grant if there are interested in building a more sustainable campus and community at Linfield. If you are interested in applying for a grant please note that deadlines for applications are broken into two categories.

Small grants are proposals seeking less than $1,000.00 and are reviewed the Tuesday after the end of the previous month (see deadlines and review dates below). You can apply for a small grant at any time, but it will not be reviewed until after the month is over. Large grants are proposals seeking funds of $1,000.00 or more. These may be applied for once each semester and are reviewed the following Tuesday (see deadlines and review dates below). Please note that if you need funds by a specific date to pay for speakers, events, etc. make sure to apply in an appropriate time manner.

SMALL GRANT DEADLINES:
February 29, 2016 (reviewed by council on March 1, 2016)
March 31, 2016 (reviewed by council on April 5, 2016)
April 30, 2016 (reviewed by council on May 3, 2016)

LARGE GRANT DEADLINE (Spring):
March 14, 2016 (reviewed by council on March 15, 2016)

For some examples of previously approved grants, please check out our "Past Grant Recipients" tab. If you have an innovative idea that would benefit the sustainable culture at Linfield, please fill out an application in the "Sustainability Grant Application" tab. 

Interested in applying for a grant, but telling yourself, "I don't how to do it," or, "it looks too complicated"? Then, by all means, attend the next Grant Writing Workshop! We can help you develop your ideas further, go through the application, or provide tips in how to better explain your proposal.

The next Grant Writing Workshop will be held on March 8, 2016 from 6:30-7:30PM. If you cannot make it the whole time, or simply have a specfic question, drop by when you can!
 
If you would like any guidance through an application, have questions on sustainability at Linfield, or interested in meeting the friendly people, please contact Terran Sobel-Smith, the ASLC Sustainability Coordinator, at tsobels@linfield.edu