Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Good news for sustainabilty and Morris Arboretum

(Media-Newswire.com) - PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Green Fund will accept applications beginning Feb. 1 for a second round of one-time grants to be used to finance innovative ideas from students, faculty or staff that are designed to help Penn meet its sustainability goals, as outlined in its Climate Action Plan.

Deadline for submission is March 15, and the awards will be announced in April. The maximum allocation is $50,000.

In an effort to replenish the fund and make future awards possible, prospective grant-seekers should note that projects generating financial savings to the University are expected to repay the award.

Examples of projects funded from the first round of applications last fall include an energy-saving window-restoration project in a fraternity house, a garden and an educational and transportation project at Morris Arboretum.

Additional information and application guidelines are available at www.upenn.edu/sustainability.

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