Please list the name and contact information for the individual submitting the application on behalf of the school.
Under 5,000 students
15,001 or more students
Project Lead Information
Please enter the contact information for the student, faculty, or staff member that will be responsible for leading the project, if approved. This person will be contacted for follow-up communications including reporting on progress.
Basic Project Information
Waste & Recycling
Would your proposed project augment an existing initiative or launch a completely new initiative on campus?
Summarize what your project will entail, why it matters, and who / what it will impact.
Please explain the demonstrated need for your project. Examples – input and project endorsement from a student organization /student government, or energy audit identifying top priorities for conservation, or survey of responses from the campus community.
Budget Information (Cost Effectiveness)
List the financial details of how you would invest funding from Zero Impact Fund (and other sources of funding, if applicable) if selected to receive a Zero Impact Fund award. In the column on the right, briefly explain the rationale for each investment.
Will your project deliver any cost reductions (e.g. utility bills expected to decline by $XX / month on average or waste hauling fees expected to decline by $YY per year)?
Will your project deliver any other financial benefits (e.g. a rebate from a utility company for reducing electricity demand or income from selling products or services produced or salvaged as a result of your efforts)?
If applicable, please fill in the table below to show your expectations for the potential impact on
Describe the desired environmental impact(s) / outcome(s) of your project.
For each applicable metric below, fill in the estimated impact of your project
If your project involves expansion of an existing initiative, please share only the estimated incremental impact that your project will deliver, not the entire impact of the initiative (if unavailable please clarify in the notes section).
For non-applicable fields you may leave them blank.
NOTE: only fill out both kWh and BTU’s if some aspects of your project are more easily measured in terms of one and other aspects are more easily measured in terms of the other. Otherwise you may fill out either kWh or BTU and leave the other blank – in other words please do not enter redundant data, just choose the metric (either kWh or BTU) which is most easily calculated and leave the other blank.
NOTE: waste data is often estimated in terms of tons. For the purpose of this application please convert tons to pounds (lbs.)
If your project will result in additional environmental impact that is not depicted in the tables above, please share details here (be as specific as possible):
If you believe your project will educate, drive behavior change or influence lives in your community, fill in the applicable fields within the table below:
Do you plan to conduct outreach to inform others about the benefits of your project or enlist others to get involved?
Provide a timeline of key milestones and the steps to implement the program. Please include any relevant progress to date.
Anticipated Project Duration
Replicability & Scalability
Please explain if your project will be present on campus for more than one year, and recommend a long-term strategy for project management and maintenance.
Presence of Project on Campus
Less than 6 months
Less than 1 year
Greater than 1 year