Reduce Admissions' Emissions
|2.||Powersol at Sea Gull Square|
|3.||Fulton Hall Performance Lab LED Conversion|
|4.||Ward Museum LED Lighting Conversion|
|5.||Rechargeable Electric Leaf Blowers|
This project proposed that SU’s Horticulture Department employ battery-powered leaf blowers instead of the gasoline powered equipment currently in use. The aim is to reduce noise pollution, air pollution, and fossil fuel use. This grant funded the initial purchase of five leaf blowers for trial and evaluation. If successful, it is hoped that more will be purchased in the future to provide an even larger environmental impact.
|6.||The Solar Dok - Picnic Bench with Solar Powered Recharging Outlets|
This project involved installation of a solar picnic bench on campus to allow students to recharge their smart phones and portable devices while sitting outdoors. The solar bench was branded for SU and the Green Fund.
Light Conservation & Energy Efficiency in Henson Hall
This project reduced electricity consumption in Henson Hall. The project leaders identified rebate qualifying energy-efficient lighting and appliance upgrades. The rebates were provided by Delmarva Power in support of the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act. The scope of the project included LED bulbs, occupant sensors, and devices to operate the new LEDs.
|8.||Green Gate Air Quality Improvement for Art Department Woodshop|
Native Species Restoration Project
This project installed native species plants and a nature path next to the Link of Nations, between the Guerrieri Student Union and the Commons Building. In addition, custom signage is installed at each location to educate SU students, faculty, staff, and visitors about native species and their importance. The project included site preparation, installation of plants, hardwood mulch path, river jacks and permanent signage.
|2.||Pollinators Have a Purpose|
|4.||Campus Honey Bee Hives|
This project involves setting up bee hives on campus to promote awareness of the importance of bees in agriculture and to the environment and to allow for further academic research. The bees will provide an ecological benefit to the surrounding area.
|5.||Sustainable Educational Greenspace|
|1.||Go Green Teachers|
This grant provided funding for pre-service teacher candidates to attend the Children's Literature Festival, and it funded the purchase of quality environmental education books. Additionally, it provided assistance for the development of lesson plans, which were subsequently posted on the elementary education website.
|2.||Salisbury Student Healthy Options Bike Trip|
|3.||Nanticoke River Center Educational Materials|
This project produced educational materials to inform visitors to the Nanticoke River Center about the sustainable and environmentally sound aspects of the property.
|4.||Carbon Sequestration by the Salisbury University Arboretum|
|5.||Student Attendance to "Smart and Sustainable Campuses" Conference|
|6.||Meatless Monday Sampling - FUN-Day|
Pedal Power Generator and Green Energy Demo Set
This project built two bicycle-powered electric generators, with a DC-to-AC power inverter for operating 110v appliances. The system is portable and will be used for demonstration purposes for various campus events. The demonstration set also includes a solar oven and Fresnel lens (to cook s'mores of course!) The goal of the project is to promote an understanding of renewable energy by providing a hands-on experience for students.
|8.||Ward Museum Water Quality & Biodiversity Study|
The project provided for the monitoring of water quality at Schumaker Pond, adjacent to the Ward Museum. It also funded an intern position, to develop an educational experience and research project for SU students and local eighth grade STEM students. Instruments, binoculars, dip nets, water quality testing kits, hip waders, a bug box and agar plates to support the education and research project were also funded.
|9.||Wild & Scenic Film Festival|
|10.||Senior Seminar Showcase: Beaverdam Creek Ecosystem|
This project involved Salisbury University students hosting an event at the Ward Museum, where community members could engage with the students and learn about sustainability and biodiversity. The grant provided for the purchase of informational signage for the event.
|1.||Project Rain Water|
|2.||TerraCycle Zero Wast Box @SU|
|3.||Promoting the "Stash Your Trash" Campaign|
|4.||Digital Signage for Student Advertising|
|5.||Sporking up Some Green!|
This project is aimed at reducing the consumption of plastic ware and encouraging the use of reusable utensils at the University's satellite dining locations. In addition to an informational / educational campaign, reusable sporks were introduced to the campus.
|6.||Solvent Recycling in Chemistry Labs|
|7.||A Greener Big Event|
Annually, Salisbury University students participate in the "Big Event" and "I Love Salisbury." Both of these events involve the collection of leaves. Previously the leaves were collected in plastic trash bags, which were subsequently disposed of in the trash. This project funded the purchase of 300 reusable polypropylene woven fabric lawn and garden bags. The result is a recurring annual cost savings and a reduction in material waste each year.