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About the Fund

The Northwestern Sustainability Fund (NSF), established in 2013 and sponsored by sustainNU, is a $50,000 annual pool available for Northwestern University students who are seeking to make an impact in energy and sustainability.

The fund acts as a resource to financially enable student led initiatives that have a focus on furthering continued sustainability efforts at Northwestern University. NSF works to serve as a link for students through which they can have an active hand in helping further the University's long-term sustainability goals, which are outlined in the Strategic Sustainability Plan. Student engagement with the University's Strategic Sustainability Plan and it's goals is key for successful implementation.

The Northwestern Sustainability Fund has awarded grants to many deserving candidates, including our largest recipient to date, House by Northwestern (HBN). HBN is a United States Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 participant. This project is currently using NSF funds to produce a fully functional solar powered home that will serve as a living lab concept for Northwestern students and Evanston community members after it returns from competition in Colorado in Spring of 2017.

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