Now in its eighth year, Virginia Tech’s Green RFP program encourages students and student groups to submit proposals for funding campus sustainability projects that support Virginia Tech’s Climate Action Commitment.
Proposals for 2017-18 Green RFP program are due Nov. 10. The program guidelines and application is available online.
Preference will be given to proposals that will help the university achieve its Climate Action Commitment goals, produce tangible savings, and those that require one-time rather than ongoing support. To date, the program has funded 53 student proposals totaling more than $525,000 in funding.
The university’s Energy and Sustainability Committee will prioritize the top student proposals and will forward them to the Office of Budget and Financial Planning, which, along with the Office of Sustainability, will determine potential funding strategies and appropriate approvals.
Funded proposals will be announced in spring 2018. Previously funded projects include LED lighting in Burruss tunnel, Stroubles Creek riparian restoration buffer, solar powered charging tables, bike racks, water bottle refill stations, and OZZI Reusable To-Go Machines.
For more informationemail Denny Cochrane.