Student Sustainability Fee Project Grants
Student Sustainability Fee Project Grants were established in Spring 2014 to improve environmental sustainability across campus with Sustainability Fee funds. Project proposals, ranging from $1,000 – $100,000 may address any aspect of sustainability in the areas of Water, Energy, Waste, Biodiversity, Food, Transportation, Sustainability Promotion etc. and may range from increasing biodiversity, to improving energy efficiency, implementing renewable energy solutions to encouraging sustainability behaviors, to improved waste reduction, to increasing campus sustainability awareness with interpretive signage, etc. Sustainability Fee projects may be proposed and conducted by any student, faculty, or staff member at Georgia Southern.
The Fall 2014 request for proposals was released October 1, 2014, with a due date of November 10, 2014.
Fall 2014 Request_for_Proposals
In Spring 2014, $238,074.25 was allocated to 12 Student Sustainability Fee Project Grants. Proposal submissions were received from 8 academic departments in 5 colleges, as well as the Georgia Southern Museum and the Division of Facilities Services.
May 2014 Press release including funded projects
Sustainability Incentive Grants – 2008-2010
During 2008-2010, the Sustainability Incentive Grant was established to encourage COSM faculty, staff and students to incorporate sustainability into teaching, scholarship and service; and to encourage partnerships with the community to improve sustainability. $15,000 available; up to $3,000 per grant.
Past Sustainability Incentive Grant Winners Include:
Bob Lake, PhD (COE) and Michelle Cawthorn, PhD (Biology)
College of Education/Biology Department Faculty and Staff Bicycle
Lending Stations ($2,469.91)
Jeffrey Lewis and Valentin Soloiu, PhD (METEET)
Economic Feasibility of Biodiesel from Excess Peanut Production in Bulloch County ($2,945.38)
William Nichols and Youakim Kalaani, PhD (MEETET)
Proposal for Researching the Viability of Solar Energy in Statesboro, GA ($2,787.77)
Bret Rabeneck and Laura Regassa, PhD (Biology)
Transformation of a Portal School Construction Site into and Active-Learning Outdoor Classroom ($2,910)
Gwendolyn Rhodes, PhD (Geology and Geography)
Upward Bound Informal Education Project ($1,000)
Nigel Davies, PhD (University Wellness Program) and Bruce Shulte, PhD (Biology)
Campus Cycle, Pilot Program ($2,732)
Anoop Desai, PhD (METEET)
Enhancement of Course Content and Instructional Methods in TCGT 1530; Science, Technology and the Environment ($2,338)
Clarence Eldridge III (College of Public Health) and Lorne Wolfe, PhD (Biology)
Georgia Southern University Pilot Composting Initiative ($3,000)
Michael Roundtree and Valentin Soloiu, PhD (METEET)
Research on Sustainable and Renewable Biofuels to Power Local Farm Equipment($1,493)
Michelle Tremblay and Ed Mondor, PhD (Biology)
Conservation of Bats at Georgia Southern University ($2,891)
Brian Vlcek, PhD (METEET)
BioFuels-From Non-food Sources of Biomass to Energy: A Series of Complementary Discovery, Instructional and Informational Activities in Sustainable Energy Science ($2,545)