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Projects Funded

Spring 2014

1. Tribe Greenhouse - $24,000 awarded to student Michael Curcio and advisor Larry Smith
The Tribe Greenhouse will provide a place for William & Mary students to learn about permaculture and sustainable agriculture through meaningful and educational hands-on experiences as well as occasionally providing fresh herbs and salad greens for consumption by the William & Mary community.

2. DormMania Waste-Reduction Program – $4,000 awarded to student Audrey Kriva and advisor Chris Durden
DormMania will reduce the amount of usable waste sent to landfills during student move-out by collecting items discarded by students; cleaning, sorting, and storing them over the summer; and then selling them in a yard-sale setting to students during move-in in the fall.

3. Fall 2014 Sustainability Summit - $4,000 awarded to student Sharon Hartzell and advisor Patrick Foley
This project entails planning and hosting a second Sustainability Summit at William & Mary in the fall of 2014. This conference will bring together leaders in sustainability from across the William & Mary community and in the greater Williamsburg area, including faculty, staff, students, and community members who are engaged with or interested in getting involved with the sustainability projects undertaken at William & Mary.

4. “Meet the Greens” Orientation Event - $1,000 awarded to Patrick Foley
In an effort to demonstrate a sense of community among environmental groups on campus, Meet the Greens will be an optional orientation event where students can meet with various student groups as well as faculty working on environmental issues.

5. Deep Blue Pro Underwater Camera – $1,870 awarded to Kattie McMillan
VIMS will use this underwater camera with students and adult outreach groups in order to showcase the multitude of life living just below the surface of the Chesapeake Bay. This will allow VIMS to bring plants, animals, and their natural habitat directly to visitors and will increase not only knowledge but also understanding and appreciation for marine life.

6. Law Clinics’ Secure Paperless Document Retention – $2,600 awarded to Laurie Ciccone, Clinical Program Administrative Manager
Confidential and voluminous client information will be scanned directly to the Law School’s share drive, which will significantly reduce paper and ink usage as well as the associated purchasing and printing costs.

7. W&M Bicycle Initiatives Fix-It Station – $1,200 awarded to Bill Horacio III, Director of Parking & Transportation
The ability to maintain a bicycle in good working order is essential to rider safety. This project will allow us to install several Fix-it stations on campus so that riders can perform their own routine upkeep and maintenance on their bicycles, saving them time and money while furthering our bike friendly campus.

8. Electronic Waste Removal – $1,000 awarded to student Brooke Huffman and advisor Bob Avalle
A one-day service to take place during Earth Week will give the departments the opportunity to professionally remove and recycle their large electronic items.

9. Distribution of Reusable Bags During Orientation – $5,495 awarded to students Brooke Huffman and Emma Rodvien and advisor Bob Avalle
As part of an effort to educate campus stakeholders on recycling efforts, these bags will be printed with graphics depicting the recycling locations of unique materials such as batteries, ink cartridges, and light bulbs. The bags will be distributed during orientation with the goal of fostering accountability in line with a larger campaign to recycle responsibly.