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Applications for the 2017-18 General Sustainability & Social Justice Incentives Fund, the certified Green Labs Incentives Fund, the certified Green Offices Incentives Fund, and the Revolving Loan Fund are now closed. Please check back in September 2018 for more details about the next funding cycle.

Emory defines sustainability as relating to quality of life: a community is sustainable if economic, social, and environmental systems provide a healthy, productive, and meaningful life for all community residents, present and future. Sustainability supports and incorporates many aspects of Emory’s mission—educational, healthcare, and operational. Sustainability provides a multi-disciplinary framework for broadening student and employee perspectives on the economic, social, and environmental factors shaping our lives and our world, our interdependence as a local and global community, and the impact of our actions on future generations.

The Office of Sustainability Initiatives Incentives Funds support research, campus-based projects, and the development of new rituals to promote sustainability on Emory's campuses. Creative proposals are welcomed that seek new knowledge, support new behavior patterns, and foster cultural change. Faculty, staff, and students from Emory University and Emory Healthcare are eligible to apply. New this year, projects that are centered on the social justice facets of sustainability or highlight the social justice impacts of their project or research are encouraged to apply.

Grants may be awarded in three categories:
•up to $3,000 are available for projects supporting General Sustainability & Social Justice
•up to $5,000 are available for projects supporting certified Green Offices
•up to $5,000 are available for projects supporting certified Green Labs

Funds may be used for supplies, materials, publicity, and travel costs supporting approved projects, research, and rituals, which must be carried out on an Emory University, Emory Healthcare, or Oxford College campus or facility.

How to apply:
HOW TO APPLY:
•General Sustainability & Social Justice applications can be found here.

•Green Labs applications can be found here. Please note: applicants must also submit for Green Labs at Emory certification by the Incentives Fund deadline.

•Green Offices applications can be found here. Please note: applicants must also submit for the Green Offices at Emory certification by the Incentives Fund deadline.

The deadline for applications has passed. The 2018-2019 applications will open in September 2018.

Looking to propose larger more capital-intensive changes to your buildings that will reduce energy and water use? Consider applying for a project loan from the NEW Sustainability Revolving Fund. Applications are currently closed.

Questions? Contact the Office of Sustainability Initiatives at emorysustainability@emory.edu.

Eligibility:
All faculty, staff and students at Emory, including Emory Healthcare and Oxford College are eligible to apply. Team applications are encouraged. All student applications must include approval from a faculty advisor.

Application review process:
A committee of faculty, staff, and students select grant recipients based on the following criteria:

1.Relevance of the project to Emory's 2015-2025 Sustainability Vision, and/or Emory's Climate Action Plan
2.Clarity and feasibility of the proposal, including clear goals and objectives
3. Sustained impact and reach of proposed project
4. Innovation and creativity to address complex sustainability-related challenges
5. Relevant skills and experience of project personnel

If not selected, applicants may request feedback to help guide future grant requests.

Looking to propose larger more capital-intensive changes to your buildings that will reduce energy and water use? Consider applying for a project loan from the NEW Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund. Applications are currently closed.

Upon completion:
Recipients must submit a summary and outcomes report to the Office of Sustainability Initiatives within one month of project completion. Grant recipients may be invited to publicly present projects at Emory.

Past Recipients and Project Descriptions:
For a list of the 2016-17 Incentives Fund recipients, visit here.
For a list of the 2015-16 Incentives Fund recipients, visit here.
For a list of the 2014-15 Incentives Fund recipients, visit here.
For a list of the 2013-14 Incentives Fund recipients, visit here.

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