UA starts fund to promote sustainability; environmental group sets sights on more campuses

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — A new fund at the University of Alabama will provide $1 million over five years to develop environmentally friendly projects.

The $200,000 per year for the Sustainable Investment Fund will fund projects approved by a panel of mostly students, though the makeup of the panel hasn’t been decided yet, said Aaron Traywick, the spokesman for the statewide Coalition of Alabama Students for the Environment.

CASE and the UA Environmental Council worked with the UA Student Government Association to make the fund a reality.

“The Sustainable Investment Fund will keep UA at the forefront of national and academic innovation well into the future,” UA SGA President Jimmy Taylor said in a news release.

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