Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 87.10
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Arizona State University
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Alex Davis
Program Manager
University Sustainability Practices
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
University Sustainability Challenge Grants

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:
Hybrid

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:
2,010

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:

Supports smaller projects that are designed to build a campus sustainability culture and promote student engagement. A small funding pool is set aside each year to award grants of up to $5,000 and is overseen by the director of Sustainability Practices at ASU and a Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Fund (SIRF) committee member.


A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:

The Sustainability Challenge Grant is awarded in a two-part process. First, a student panel reviews applications. The panel consists of a representative from the student government, a past recipient, the Sustainability Chair for Changemaker Central, and a representative from a student club that represents a large student population (e.g., the Residence Hall Association). Second, applications that are recommended by the student panel are reviewed by the Director of University Sustainability Practices for final approval.


Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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ASU has several different sources of funding for sustainability projects:
- Sustainability Challenge Grants
- Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Fund
- Woodside Community Action Grants
- Changemaker Innovation Grants
- Changemaker Civic Engagement Grants

The Woodside Community Action Grants are also reviewed by a student panel which makes recommendations to the external funder.

Changemaker and Innovation and Civic Engagement Grants are selected by student panels.

Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Fund grants are reviewed by university staff.

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