Ball Brothers Foundation Grant Will Support New Sustainability Initiative

Ball Brothers Foundation Grant Will Support New Sustainability Initiative

June 8, 2011

98280June 8, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. —  A new sustainability initiative at DePauw University has been selected as a 2011 winner of the Ball Brothers Foundation Venture Fund competitive grant program. The $15,000 award will be used at DePauw to institute a first-of-its-kind program at an Indiana college, placing two student "Eco Reps" in each first-year residence hall to connect individual behaviors to environmental stewardship, promote environmentally-sound living, and act as liaisons to the greater DePauw and Greencastle communities.

DePauw is one of five Indiana independent colleges selected as recipients of the 2011 grants, which provide seed funding for start-up initiatives to stimulate creativity and innovation and foster competition and collaboration among the state’s 31 independent campuses. 81915

Established by the Ball Brothers Foundation (Muncie) and administered by Independent Colleges of Indiana, the Ball Brothers Foundation Venture Fund has disbursed more than $850,000 for 39 innovative initiatives on ICI campuses over the past thirteen years. The 2011 recipients were chosen by a panel of judges from a field of 26 proposals submitted by 15 ICI colleges and universities.

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Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) is a nonprofit association that represents the state's 31 private nonprofit colleges and universities. ICI member institutions enroll95857 more than 87,000 students (approximately 20 percent of all students statewide) and annually produce 35 percent of all bachelor's degrees in Indiana. For more information, click here.

DePauw University led the way in two categories in the nation's first real-time, nationwide electricity and water use reduction competition, Campus Conservation Nationals 2010.

Learn more about DePauw's sustainability initiatives here.