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The Green Fund 2012

Do you need funding for a bright idea? Are you interested in studying how behavioral change affects conservation? Have you thought about turning your thesis project into an ongoing New School program? Are you seeking an opportunity to develop curricula on sustainability?

Each year, the Office for Sustainability, Facilities Management, distributes up to $50,000 in research seed grants and support for projects led by students, faculty, and staff. The office provides funds for projects that will significantly benefit the university’s sustainability efforts by improving our sustainability profile and offering students valuable learning opportunities.

To apply, visit and submit an expression of interest by November 1. You can submit questions to

The Green Fund Committee and the Office for Sustainability are particularly interested in proposals that

  • Investigate ways to incorporate sustainability in The New School curriculum.
  • Address The New School’s energy and water consumption, stormwater use, and solid waste management.
  • Examine how consumption of water, energy, and other limited resources can be reduced through behavioral change.

Interested parties are also strongly encouraged to attend the Green Fund 2011 Awardees Presentations on Wednesday, October 26, to find out which projects made the cut last year. The event takes place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor. From 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., the Green Fund Committee will conduct a Q&A and offer feedback on concepts submitted for Green Fund 2012.

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