Campus Sustainability Fund

Paul Smith's College Sustainability


Sustainability is everybody’s responsibility — and your ideas help keep Paul Smith’s green. Every PSC student contributes an annual $30 fee which goes directly into the fund!  PSC students, faculty, and staff develop projects and apply for Campus Sustainability Fund Grants. The Sustainability Fund was created by a group of interested students and staff in 2009.

Projects must contribute to environmental, social, or economic sustainability of the PSC campus or regional community. Priority will be given to those projects which support energy conservation/renewable energy generation and demonstrate lone-term viability through linkages with student organizations, academic programs, community groups, or the like.

It’s your campus, your money, your ideas, your vote!

Don’t just sit there! Fund it!

To be a catalyst for initiatives that further campus and community sustainability, goals of the Climate Action Plan, and assist the college in achieving Carbon Neutrality To empower students as agents of change To provide financial support for campus projects To increase student stewardship of campus grounds To provide a legacy to future PSC students To demonstrate PSC’s commitment to local and global sustainability To increase opportunities for student engagement and place attachment

Learn How to Apply

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Beekeeping Association

Solar Kiln Utilized By Foresty Students

Raised Beds at Gould's Garden

LED Lights In All The Lamps Throughout Campus

Yurts for the Osgood Pond Semester

VIC Sugar House and Interpretive Building

Submit your CSF Grant Proposal
Campus Sustainability Fund Proposal Submission
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Eco-Leaders: Student CSF Committee

About the Committee

The Campus Sustainability Fund was created by students, for students. To ensure that the student body has maximum control over the development and approval of proposals, a Student Sustainability Fund Committee has been developed. The Eco-Leaders are the student campus sustainability fund committee, they are charged with the following:

1. Assisting the campus community in generating and developing Campus Sustainability Fund proposals.
2. Reviewing all submitted fund proposals and ensuring that proposals meet all grant criteria.
3. Coordinating a campus wide poster session of all fund proposals which meet said grant criteria.
4. Assisting in the coordination of a campus wide student vote.

• Eco-Leader meetings are every Friday at 10:10 am in the Center for Campus Sustainability Office Pickett 109.
• Committee members are permitted to be absent from no more than three weekly committee meetings a semester.
• The committee and fund budget will be overseen by the Campus Sustainability Coordinator.

Eco Leader: Campus Sustainability Fund Grant Committee is open to any registered PSC Student! 

Campus Sustainability Coordinator 

The Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Eco-Leaders with achieving their committee charge. The Coordinator also manages the Campus Sustainability Fund budget and with the help of the Campus Sustainability Fund Assistant ensures that proposals are completed in accordance with their timeline and budget.

Paul Smith’s College Center for Campus Sustainability
Pickett 109
Sustainability Coordinator: Katharine Glenn, 518.327.6054