(15/16 Academic Year)
In 2016, PGF funded the Fairfax-Area Household Canvassing as a Climate Change Communication Strategy project. The project tested the efficacy of a Fairfax-area canvassing intervention in the areas of educating Fairfax residents about the scientific consensus that climate change is human-caused and has serious impacts, and mobilizing residents to learn more about this issue as well as take policy-related action. In addition, the Green Roof Research project continues to be implemented on the Rappahannock Parking Deck roof. This project aims to design and instrument various green roof elements with water and energy sensors to determine the impact of green roof design tradeoffs for reducing stormwater runoff and energy usage. More about these and other projects can be found below.
|Project Title||Project Lead(s)||Award Amount||Project||Place||Status|
|Organic Turf Pilot||J. Storvick||$5,000||Infrastructure: Pilot organic turf management||Fairfax Campus||On hold|
|Green Roof Research||P. Houser||$20,000||Research: Green roof elements||Fairfax Campus||Research in progress on Rappahannock Parking Deck roof|
|Smoking Urn Pilot||J. Walker and B. Ericson||$6,500||Infrastructure: Smoking urns and 25' signage||Fairfax Campus||In production|
|Climate Control Analytics||A. O'Connor||$832||Research: HVAC tool||Fairfax Campus|
|Fairfax-Area Household Canvassing as a Climate Change Communication Strategy||C. Clarke||$500||Research||Fairfax Campus||Completed|