Sustainable Initiative Grant

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The Sustainable Initiative Grant, formerly known as the GreenFund, provides financial resources to members of the Lehigh community who want to pilot innovative and scalable ideas to create a greener, more sustainable campus. One-time grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to students, faculty, and staff to facilitate green pilot projects.

Examples of Funded Projects

  • Beekeeping Club
    Beekeeping Club
    The Beekeeping Club was established by students in 2014 thanks to a SIG grant. The club raises awareness about the important role honeybees play in the environment and to promote sustainability.
  • Lehigh Bee Cam
    Lehigh Bee Cam
    SIG facilitated the purchase and installation of an outdoor live feed camera for the bee hives on Mountaintop Campus. The goal of the project is to spread awareness of beekeeping and the importance of pollinators to the Lehigh community.
  • Eco-House Community Garden
    Eco-House Community Garden
    The Sustainable Initiative Grant facilitated the purchase of seeds, plants, and materials to create organic, raised garden beds at the Eco-House to teach residents about sustainable food production and organic gardening.
  • Lehigh Heritage Park
    Lehigh Heritage Park
    The Sustainable Initiative Grant funded a Technical Entrepreneurship class to determine how to use the Lehigh historic property and turn it into a park. This property is unique because the pumping engine is the only structure of its kind in the US.

To Apply

Applications are due on the first of each month. Go to the link below to apply:

Review Process

Applications are reviewed by the Sustainable Initiative Grant working group shortly after the first of each month. They try to provide quick turnaround.  If there is a delay in getting back to you, it may be because they are checking with campus stakeholders or the project mentor. Feel free to reach out to check on the status.

View the criteria for evaluating grants!  



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