The University of Calgary Students' Union is consistently working to ensure environmental issues and sustainability is a priority. However, the SU is only one part of the campus community that can take an active approach to sustainability. As an undergraduate student at the U of C you also have the opportunity to make a true difference in environmental responsibility here on campus.
Have you ever had a great idea for a project that focuses on sustainability at the U of C? If your answer is yes, there's an exciting new initiative from the SU that can help you make that idea a reality.
Last year through the Quality Money initiative a sustainability fund was created. The fund is specifically for student projects concerning and targeting the issue of sustainability on campus.
If you are a member of a club that has had an idea for years concerning a sustainability project, this is the perfect time to dust them off and submit them for funding consideration. If you are an individual with a fresh idea, give it a shot, it may just be what the campus needs.
So how do you access this fund?
Applications for this money are currently available at the SU office or through the SU website. Applications include guidelines on how to best present your proposal and be successful in obtaining funding for your sustainability project.
Applications are due by Feb. 27 and the successful applicants will be announced in Mar.
Our campus community sustainability is dependent on the responsibility of everyone. You can make a true difference by taking a leadership role in applying for funding and introducing a project that can have a major impact on the health and wellbeing of students attending U of C today and in the future.