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The 2019-20 Green Fund cycle is underway. Check this webpage regularly for updates on the process, as project proposals become a sustainable reality at Tufts!

Timeline for the 2019-20 Application Process

  • By October 30th, 2019 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. The public can view projects, and anyone presently affiliated with Tufts can request to join a proposed project's team. The project lead who submitted the proposal will receive any team member requests to join via the email they provided in the initial proposal form.
  • By November 8th, 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 revised proposal.
  • All revised proposals are due to the Green Fund by December 1st 2019 at 5:00pm
  • The Green Fund committee will then independently read through the ideas to decide which projects adhere to the guidelines and solicit feedback from relevant departments impacted by the proposals. The Committee will decide which of the ideas will be invited to complete a full proposal.
  • Ideas that are chosen to move to the final stage will be notified by December 16th. Some ideas may have to submit additional questions for the committee to review, those questions will be due December 16th.
  • Each committee member will score the proposals based on our selection criteria. If a committee member submits a proposals, they are unable to score their own.
  • Those who submitted a full proposal will be asked to present their project in front of the committee and the Tufts Community on January 30th. 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 beginning of February.

Examples of Past Projects

Spring 2019 Fund Recipients:

  1. Tufts Food Security Assessment, submitted by Madeleine Clarke and Marissa Donohue, awarded $4,100
  2. Edible Insect Festival (April 17-18, 2019), submitted by Sara Lewis, awarded $5,500
  3. Glove Recycling, submitted by Breanna Duffy, awarded $2,600
  4. SMFA Health, Safety, and Sustainability Day (April 18, 2019 - to RSVP or for questions, contact laurel.hoffer@tufts.edu), submitted by Ethan Murrow, awarded $6,750
  5. Tufts Pollinator Initiative, submitted by Nick Dorian, awarded $11,050
To learn more about the funded projects, visit the section "What projects have been funded in the past?" on the General Information Green Fund Page.

Interested in learning more? Watch the recent Green Fund Information Session here, email greenfund@tufts.edu with your question, or visit the General Information Green Fund Page.

2019-20 Project Proposals

Below are the first round 2019-20 Green Fund project proposals. Here, you can learn more about the proposed projects or apply to become part of a project's team!

Climate Change: Justice and Preparedness

Energy Efficent Freezers

Multi-site Conference Hosting (MULCH)

New Entry Sustainable Farming

Sustainable Transportation Architecture