As defined by Student Government resolution, the Green Initiative is aimed at improving campus sustainability. This includes items like infrastructure and efficiency projects; recycling and waste water reduction efforts; expanding mass transit availability; sustainability-oriented internships, scholarships and research grants for students; student-focused and sustainability-oriented assistantships/staffing; or other sustainability initiatives as proposed by students.
Green Initiative Chair: Joey Campain
Frequently Asked Questions
Want to apply for a Green Initiative project grant but have questions? We're here to help. If you have questions beyond those listed, please contact us at [email protected].
When are applications accepted?
The Green Initiative committee currently is awarding grants for 2017-18. The deadline for applications is March 9, 2018
Are grants awarded outside of the regular funding cycle?
No. Funding will be awarded once for 2017-18.
How does the committee determine funding?
Once applications are received, Green Initiative committee members will evaluate the applications for project feasibility and funding level. Projects may be funded in full, partially or not at all, at the discretion of the committee.
The committee adheres to the following guidelines. Green Initiative projects should:
- Advance sustainability on campus.
- Enhance environmental and societal sustainability in one or more of the following areas: energy, water, waste, buildings, transportation, purchasing, grounds, food and dining, social equity, social practices, academics and research, or education and outreach.
- Include a plan for long-term maintenance and operations, as appropriate.
I'm having a hard time viewing the application. How can I get the application in a different format?
The Green Initiative Application Form is available on Orgsync. However, if you still cannot view the application or continue to have problems, please contact us at [email protected] for other options.
Are attachments accepted with the application?
Yes. To give the committee more information in its consideration of your application, please submit any supporting documentation along with the application.
How much detail is required?
The committee expects all areas to be filled out with enough detail to give insight into your goal. You are free to provide attachments, but make sure the application form contains all the important information needed for the committee to make its decision.
Should I look for funding from other departments or sources in addition to the Green Initiative?
Yes. The committee looks favorably on those projects with matching or significant outside funding. Again, it is ultimately up to the committee to evaluate your proposal against other applications submitted.