Renewable Energy and Sustianability Grant Fund
The Renewable Energy and Sustainability Grant Fund was created by Linfield students in Spring 2009. The refferendum first passed through the student senate and then through a student body vote on May 11th, 2009, generating approximately $30,000 annually to support renewable energy and sustianbility projects on campus. Half of the fund is earmarked for local renewable energy projects, such as solar power and renewable energy credits, while the other half is available to fund Linfield community sustainability initiatives through a grant process that is open to all Linfield communiy members.
Over the years, the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Grant Fund has supported a number of projects including: The Linfield Bike Co-op, the Linfield Community Garden, a composting pilot program, the construction of a green-roofed bike structure on campus, water fill stations and more. For more information and a complete list of past projects see SGF Grant Recipients.
The fund was originally managed by the campus Sustianability Committee (ACES) in 2009-10 and is currently managed by a student-led Sustainability Council. The grants are divided into small grants of $1,000 or less and large grants of more than $1,000. To apply for a grant, please access the online application.