Sustainability Opportunities

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Faculty and students - attached are more funding opportunities and a really cool event to help Puerto Rico involving José Andrés. There are also opportunities for students. These events are soon so make sure to spread the word!

Dear Sustainability Faculty, 

Welcome back to the spring semester! We hope you had a restful winter season. We have a few reminders and announcements to kick off this new year. As always, if you have a sustainability related event to share, please email us and we will add it to the events page of the Sustainability Collaborative website. 
 
Duke Energy Renewables Innovation Fund
The DER Innovation Fund supports GW research related to energy - either directly or indirectly through issues such as water, climate, food, cities, or policies. Faculty are encouraged to think broadly. The maximum award amount is $85,000 and the deadline for proposals is January 19, 2018. View the 2017 RFP here.  

Evening with Chef José Andrés
We would also like to invite you to join us on Wednesday, January 17, 7:00-8:30 in SEH-B1220 for an evening with Chef José Andrés. We will be discussing his work in Puerto Rico over the past months as part of the recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria. This lecture is part of the course SUST 3003, The Sustainable Plate, and has a limited number of extra seats, first come first serve. RSVP Here.

Creating the Paris Path on Climate Change
Please also save the date for our featured event on January 31 at the Goethe Institut, which will be an opportunity to look back on the last Global Climate meetings in Bonn, Germany last fall, and the future of the Paris Climate Agreements. Details to come! Check www.sustainabilitycollaborative.gwu.edu for more details in the next week.    

SDG Innovation Lab
In 2017, six GW staff and students attended a week long innovation lab in Denmark dedicated to finding innovative solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. This program, called UNLEASH, will be headed to Singapore this June for the second innovation lab dedicated to the SDGs. Applicants must be under 35 years old, and have an insight into a pressing problem of sustainability. All expenses are paid for by UNLEASH. Applications for 2018 open on January 15. Learn more, and share with your students, by visiting https://unleash.org.
 
I hope you have a wonderful spring semester and look forward to seeing you soon.
 
Kathleen A. Merrigan
Executive Director of Sustainability
kmerrigan@gwu.edu