The purpose of the Sustainability Fund is to provide grants for projects that improve the environmental sustainability of Claremont McKenna College. These grants allow students to pursue innovative and entrepreneurial ventures at CMC that increase sustainability and environmental awareness, and have the potential to yield positive returns on investment.
FundRequirements / Eligibility: Those eligible for funding include all students enrolled at CMC. This does not include students studying abroad or doing other internship programs far away from the campus. Specific criteria to receive funding can be found in the application, linked below.
Amounts: Up to $2000.
Annual Deadline: Deadline every semester. Refer to application, linked below.
Examples of projects: The Sustainability Fund funded a very successful program in the 2016 - 2017 school year, called Reroom. The Reroom program places boxes in dorm lounges to collect lightly used items (such as fridges, fans, and drawers) from CMC students at the end of the spring semester. In the first week of the fall semester, the Reroom program organizes a student garage sale for students to purchase the items they collected at very affordable prices. The profits go towards future sustainability initiatives.
Contact: Sam Becker (Chair of the Senate Environmental Affairs Committee) firstname.lastname@example.org
The application can be found here.