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Green Fund Application

The deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 Green Fund has passed. The submitted projects' summaries and proposals are below.

For applicants invited to submit a revised project proposal, please use these templates:

Sample Budget Template

Sample Letter of Support Template

Submitted 2020-21 Projects

  • Yes, we CAN: “an autonomous, interactive robot for collecting recyclables on campus while educating students and faculty about sustainability practices”
  • Tomorrow’s Earth Stewards: Supporting Children and Youth and Their Development as Earth Stewards:“funding for the Third (annual) Edition of the Tomorrow’s Earth Stewards online magazine (https://sites.tufts.edu/earthstewards/)”
  • Green Certification for the Practice (Arts): “Similar to LEED architectural certification, this would be an emblem for sustainable practices to promote more circular systems in the arts that students, alumni, faculty and staff could earn and use to advertise and educate through their efforts toward a greener future.”
  • Recycling Program for Disposable Masks on Grafton Campus
  • Lab Equipment Exchange and Trade In: “aims to reduce lab equipment waste by facilitating exchange and trade in of old/unused lab equipment”
  • Building Audacity Hydroponics Center: “building a hydroponics center in Lynn, MA targeted to provide produce to vulnerable members of the BIPOC community”
  • Hydroponic Farming for Research, Training, and Food Access at Tufts: “A new hydroponic farming system operated by students and faculty from Tufts University is a training ground for urban farmers, a living laboratory for plant scientists, and a source of fresh produce year round for the community.”
  • FlowGreen at Tufts: “FlowGreen capitalizes on QR code and landing page technology to make recycling information readily accessible and dynamic for Tufts community members, encouraging both a greener campus and a community more engaged in green campus initiatives.”

Timeline for the 2020-21 Application Process

  • By October 1st, 2020 at 11:59pm, interested parties will submit the initial ideas form.
  • The Green Fund committee reviews all the proposals for duplicates, redundancy, and any unattainable ideas (e.g. putting a wind turbine on a building that has known structural issues).
  • Proposed projects are posted to this website for public viewing.
  • By October 13th, applicants may be asked clarifying questions or provided with feedback to help refine their idea. Projects that the committee views as attainable will be asked to complete a full proposal.
  • All revised proposals are due to the Green Fund by November, 5th 2020 at 5:00pm.
  • Ideas that are chosen to move to the final stage will be notified by November 16th. Between this and the final stage, the committee may ask some clarifying questions.
  • Those selected will be asked to present their project in front of the committee and the Tufts Community on December 10th. If there are scheduling issues, these will be worked out by the committee and the finalists.
  • Depending on the funding requested, one or more finalists will be selected. All decisions will be made by the end of December.

Tips and Tricks for Applying to the Green Fund

Download the "Tips and Tricks for Green Fund Applications" PDF by clicking on the image below.

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Interested in learning more? Please watch the latest Green Fund Information Session, email greenfund@tufts.edu with your questions, or visit the General Information Green Fund Page.