Research and Grants

The Institute solicits internal and external funding to support its own activities and those of faculty in areas related to sustainability. We have secured internal funding for projects ranging from a campus tree inventory, the development of a Geographic Information System for the campus, the construction of portable solar charging trees by engineering students, the development of an educational garden and composting facility, air pollution research, an outdoor accessible classroom, and many more.

We support faculty research through coordinating collaborative multi-disciplinary grant proposals and providing grant administrative assistance. We have acquired funding to train K-12 teachers in energy and water resources and conservation, to assist businesses with sustainability, to conduct community outreach and education, and to support innovation and research in climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience.