ZERO IMPACT FUND
The PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund is designed to engage your entire campus community by offering a chance to win up to $10,000 to create or strengthen green initiatives on campus.
How It Works:
Funding was awarded for projects aimed at making environmental, economic and social sustainability impacts on your campus. Winning proposals explained how the PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund would help each school reach its sustainability goals.
Zero Impact Fund applications for the 2017-2018 school year coming this fall – check back for additional information!
2016 winning schools
Congratulations to the following schools for being recipients of the Zero Impact Fund! We’re excited to see your green initiatives come to life on campus.
Project Title: Centre College’s First Photovoltaic System
Project Description: PepsiCo support will inaugurate the first segment of what will eventually become a 20kWsolar photovoltaic system necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to achieve campus goals.
Johnson County Community College
Project Title: Johnson County Community College Compost Expansion
Project Description: The program will expand the current kitchen food waste program to include post-consumer compost infrastructure and education efforts across campus to achieve the zero waste goal.
Project Title: Sustainability Ambassador Event Kit
Project Description: The Event Kit will help Sustainability Ambassadors engage the entire campus and create new initiatives to reduce the campus’ environmental footprint; divert waste at campus events, increase participation in the energy conservation campaign, and increase efforts to become a bike-friendly university.
Northern Kentucky University
Project Title: NKU Streamline Recycling Pilot
Project Description: The pilot project will demonstrate the effectiveness of a uniform, single-stream, and centralized recycling system in both offices and classrooms on campus that can then be spread across campus to increase recycling rates.
University of California Berkeley
Project Title: Blue & Gold Make Green: Golden Bears Strive for Zero Waste
Project Description: The funding is critical to achieve the campus zero waste goal by 2020. Zero waste bins will include zero waste signage, education and outreach to the campus community.
University of California Irvine
Project Title: Interactive Digital Waste Bins Inside UCI East Food Court
New and interactive digital signage and waste, recycling and compost bins will engage and educate students in an innovative way to reduce contamination and increase landfill diversion rates.
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Project Title: Putting Campus Waste to Work: Move Out Items Support Students in Need
Project Description: UMass Lowell will expand its move out program to increase the scale and impact to support students in need through the reuse and recycling of materials collected during move out in the spring.
University of Northern Iowa
Project Title: Panther Student Bike Share 2.0
Project Description: The expansion and improvement of the Panther Student Bike Share Program includes many partners and strategies to engage students and the greater community, including benefits to local businesses and the city, to create a sustainable program.