|Originally printed in UKNow
Six teams of University of Kentucky students, faculty and staff from across campus will begin work on sustainability projects this semester after being selected to receive Sustainability Challenge Grants
From developing sustainability guidelines for historic campus buildings to teaching elementary students using a UK botanical garden, the projects span the spectrum of sustainability and colleges.
Seventeen interdisciplinary teams — representing 36 academic programs from 10 colleges — submitted proposals this year requesting a total of more than $583,000 for their projects.
The Sustainability Challenge Grant Program is designed to engage all members of the university community in the creation and implementation of ideas that will promote sustainability by simultaneously advancing economic vitality, ecological integrity and social equity.
The 2018 Sustainability Challenge Grant Winners are:
- Sustainability Guidelines for Historic Campus Buildings ($32,715);
- Engaging Elementary Students in Horticulture ($19,272);
- Developing a KY Master Naturalist Program ($14,257);
- Root to Branches ($38,890);
- S.KYBLUE at the UK Organic Unit ($47,118); and
- Teaching Sustainability + Teaching Sustainably ($47,085);
In the first four years of the program 26 projects have been awarded a total of $700,000 to pursue transformational, sustainability-driven projects.
To read descriptions of each project and information on departments and individual team members involved, please visit www.uky.edu/sustainability/sustainability-challenge-grants.