Campus Sustainability Fund

Gifts to this fund support UConn’s system-wide campus sustainability initiatives, contributing to UConn’s international reputation as a leader in university sustainability.

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) supports programs and initiatives that push UConn towards its “Carbon Neutral by 2050” goals, raise environmental awareness and develop sustainability-minded students. Projects enhanced by CSF funds include: student engagement events like Green Game Days at men’s and women’s basketball home games, stewardship of the Hillside Environmental Education Park, and practical carbon emission reducing projects like solar panel installations, green roofs, composting infrastructure, and campus cycling improvements. The CSF can provide seed money or matching funds that stimulate and leverage financial support from other operational and academic departments, encouraging collaborative efforts to maintain UConn’s position as a national and international campus sustainability leader.

A subset of donations to the CSF made through the Carbon Neutral Commuter Program are dedicated to purchasing ecologically effective and socially just carbon offsets to address the nearly 13,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually created by UConn’s employee and student commuters.