The UGA Office of Sustainability has awarded $40,000 to fund 10 interdisciplinary student projects through its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program, including an initiative by a Terry student.
Matt Siegel, an MIS major from Marietta, and Anna Trakham, a student in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will implement an ongoing program to enhance recycling and other green initiatives in the Greek Life community.
The sustainability grants are funded by student green fees and a Sustainability + Arts partnership with Ideas for Creative Exploration, which provides financial and staff resources to implement student-initiated projects that further the university's sustainability goals.
The Office of Sustainability received project proposals from students in multiple academic disciplines across campus. A selection committee of students, faculty and staff made the final recommendations for projects to be awarded in 2016. All student projects that received funding align with UGA's 2020 Strategic Plan to promote stewardship of natural resources and advance sustainability research, education and service at UGA and beyond.