Apply for an Adams Sustainability Grant or Sustainability Innovation Prize

Are you involved in sustainability research or working to advance sustainability on and off campus? The Committee on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability (CECCS) and the tri-campus Sustainability Offices want to support and recognize you!

Adams Sustainability Faculty and Student Grants

CECCS will award $30,000 in grants to students and faculty to advance sustainability initiatives. Learn more about the Adams Sustainability Faculty Grant and student grant. Proposals should be submitted to by February 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM.  

Adams Sustainability Innovation Prize

CECCS will award $25,500 in prizes to recognize, reward and accelerate U of T’s most innovative sustainability ideas. Learn more about the Adams Sustainability Innovation Prize.

The three winning teams will each receive $10,000, $7,500 and $5,000 respectively to develop their idea further. Submit your application to by February 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM. 

Sustainable Action Awards

The Sustainable Action Awards recognize individuals and teams who make tangible contributions to sustainability at the University of Toronto. The awards celebrate these contributions and inspire new sustainable action both on and off-campus.

The tri-campus Sustainability Offices will award $200 gift cards and a $100 donation to the winner’s choice of sustainability charity to students, faculty and staff who make positive contributions to advancing sustainability both on campus and in the wider community.

The deadline to nominate yourself or someone else for a Sustainable Action Award is February 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM. Learn more about the Sustainable Action Awards.

The Adams Sustainability Celebration

The Adams Sustainability Celebration is an annual event series made possible by a generous donation from Wendy Adams. This year’s celebration will be held from February to April 2022 as a tribute to the growing community of sustainability-minded students, faculty and staff at U of T. 

The purpose of the event series is to celebrate successes, inspire new activities, build relationships, and collaboratively deepen campus engagement around sustainability. CECCS uses the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to orient our understanding of the many dimensions of sustainability across the University’s three campuses.

As part of the celebration, both the CECCS and the tri-campus Sustainability Offices will be awarding prizes. All awards will be presented at a joint awards and innovation pitch competition ceremony on Thursday, March 31, 2022, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.

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