Get a little green to back your green efforts

Emory's Office of Sustainability offers funding opportunities to empower the Emory community to implement new ideas and research that support innovation, knowledge-gathering, and positive behavior changes on campus.

General Sustainability and Social Justice Incentives Fund

General Sustainability and Social Justice Fund grants are awarded each fall. General Sustainability and Social Justice grants are for up to $3,000. Funds may be used for supplies, materials, publicity and travel costs.

The General Sustainability & Social Justice Incentives Fund supports research, campus-based projects, and the development of new rituals to promote sustainability and social justice 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. 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.

Green Lab and Green Office Incentives Funds

Green Lab and Green Office grants are awarded each fall. Certified Green Offices or certified Green Labs can receive up to $5,000. Funds may be used for supplies, materials, publicity and travel costs.

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

Review the application for each Fund and learn more:


Emory’s faculty, staff, and students have the best ideas for implementing sustainable innovations in work spaces, classrooms, outdoors, and even behind walls! By supporting these ideas through funding, Emory reinforces the notion that everyone can make a difference on campus and in the community.


Sustainability Revolving Fund

The Sustainability Revolving Fund Working Group oversees Emory University’s $1.5 million revolving fund dedicated to funding energy and water efficiency projects that pay a return over time. Those funds are re-invested to finance future projects. The Working Group is composed of administrators from Emory’s Campus Services, Finance, Development, and Sustainability Offices. Projects reach the Working Group after being vetted by the Energy Task Force composed of staff, students and faculty.

  • Inquiries to finance energy and water efficiency infrastructure projects that will reduce fossil fuel use, lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce potable water use, and avoid rising energy and water costs should be directed to
  • In October, members of the Energy and Water Task Force will review applications and select grantees.