Sustainability Employee Resource Group

Are you interested in living a more sustainable lifestyle? Would you like to help create a more sustainable work environment? The Sustainability Employee Resource Group aims to inform and support employees interested in creating a more sustainable workplace.

Participants are eligible to participate in the Sustainability Mini Grant Program. Details below.

Sustainability Mini Grant Program

The Sustainability Mini Grant Program provides $100 – $1,000 to support small projects which promote sustainable practices within departments/offices. Two example projects are purchasing reusable service ware for break rooms and an initial purchase of coffee pod recycling kits.

To be eligible to apply, departments must have a member who has attended at least two Sustainability Employee Resource Group meetings. The Request for Project Funds Form must be submitted by that member with approval from their supervisor.

Office of Sustainability staff review requests for funds on a rolling basis. Funds are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. The maximum amount any single department is able to receive during a fiscal year is $1,500.

Request for Project Funding Form

Funds will be awarded based on application quality, project feasibility and impact on sustainability at Elon. Funding will only be awarded for one-time expenses and will not be awarded for recurring operational expenses.