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Funds Available for Environmentally Sustainable Projects

The Reed College student body has dedicated two percent of its 2009-10 student-body funds to support sustainability practices on campus. The president’s office will match the funds providing a total of $12,000 in support of sustainability projects this academic year. Reed’s Environmental Sustainability Committee is calling for proposals that focus on reducing an aspect of Reed’s impact on the environment.

The application deadline has been extended from noon, October 2, 2009 to Friday October 16.  Later submissions will be considered on a first come first serve basis pending funding. Applicants will be notified shortly after proposals are submitted.

The committee, which is comprised of student, staff, and faculty members, will review proposals with two alumni who have expertise on sustainability. Selection will be based on the quality of the proposed project and the ability of the project to reduce Reed’s environmental impact.

Reed College is committed to responsible stewardship of its campus environment and is aware that the college’s actions and decisions affect our city, our region, and our planet. As an institution of higher learning, Reed is dedicated to investigating, understanding, and promoting awareness of its present and future impact on the natural world. The Sustainability Committee is charged with encouraging proposals and suggestions from the community for ways to improve current sustainability practices on campus and to determine which practices to investigate and adopt.

For more information or to submit a grant proposal go to the following link:



Robert Kaplan, professor of biology and chair of the Sustainability Committee,503/517-7877

Kevin Myers, Reed spokesperson, 503/517-7815