Student Green Fee
Starting this fall, $10 of each student’s Activity Fee will be allocated to the Student Green Fee Fund (SGFF). The fund was created as a way to encourage and support student-initiated sustainability projects on campus, and educational opportunities off campus. The SGFF is managed by a small committee of students, with a chairperson, and at least 3 members in the inaugural year. The committee may increase to 5 people, if there is a need.
Students who wish to be on the committee can apply annually in the spring of each year, to serve for the following academic year. Committee members are chosen from the applicants by Office of Sustainability staff.
Students who wish to use the funds accumulated from the Green Fee can apply to the committee, which will vote on the most competitive of the applications. After choosing the projects to be completed, the committee will brief the Office of Sustainability, which will help allocate the funds.
Examples of uses for the SGFF include:
- Attending conferences focused on sustainability
- Installing water stations around campus
- Obtaining multi-bin recycling stations
- Starting a Take Back the Tap movement on campus to reduce water bottle use
- “Greening” Residence Halls
- Working toward ethical apparel in the bookstore
- Providing outdoor recycling options
- Starting a year-round free store