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New fund for student-led sustainability projects

A new fund has been launched for students to take a lead role in environment-based projects at the University of Exeter.

Published 8th April 2022

A new fund has been launched for students to take a lead role in environment-based projects at the University of Exeter.

The Green Futures Student Solutions Fund is a chance for students to propose and pilot projects that could help improve sustainability across University campuses.

The University Environment and Climate Emergency team are looking for ideas that could lead to better sustainability, environmental protection and a reduction in carbon emissions as well as improve student experience and engagement.

Andy Seaman, the University’s Energy Manager, said: “Students can sometimes feel powerless to change a University’s sustainability programme and the overall impact on the environment, but we want them to play a central role in our goal to become net-zero by 2030.

“Our students are a crucial part of creating a greener future and the new fund is an opportunity to make the tangible changes they want to see on climate action.”

Students have until 29 April 2022 to submit their proposals and successful projects will have until 31 July 2022 to spend their funds.

Both new and existing projects will be considered and expenditure could be used for resources, personnel, products, or services to deliver a sustainable outcome.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Environment & Climate Emergency team, the Academic Climate Taskforce, and the Student Guild.

Students can apply for up to £3,500 by completing the proforma found here or applying to one of our predefined, paid projects here. All applications should be sent to climateemergency@exeter.ac.uk  with the subject reference ‘Green Futures Student Solutions 2022’ by 29 April 2022.

To find out more, contact climateemergency@exeter.ac.uk