The Green Fund
What is the Green Fund?
The Green Fund is a $5 semester student fee that provides funding to the PLNU campus for energy, water, and resource conservation efforts. This fund awards approximately $25,000 for projects each year.
How can I submit an idea?
Any student, staff, or faculty member of the university community can submit a project proposal to the Green Fund Advisory Board.
For 2011-2012 funding, all applications need to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 24, 2012 with "GF: 'Project Title'" as the subject.
What projects have been approved?
Who initiated the Green Fund?The Green Fund was a student recommended act voted on by the student body in February 2009 and went into effect Fall 2009.
What are some possible projects or project results?
- Implement renewable energy technology
- Increase amount of fuel efficient campus vehicles
- Increase shuttle access to public transit
- Plant water conserving vegetation
- Expand community garden
- Increase recycling efforts
Is there minimum or maximum amount of funding my project can receive?
There is a minimum of $50 for education advertising and a maximum of $25,000 (or total Green Fund student fee contribution); although, one project proposal is not likely to receive the maximum amount. It would be beneficial to scale down project if possible.
Who reviews the ideas?
The Advisory Board, comprised of five students and five members of the Sustainability Taskforce, initially reviews the applications and presents its decision to the complete Sustainability Taskforce.
Who is on the Advisory Board?
Appointed by the Sustainability Taskforce (STF) (previously Resource Stewardship Taskforce), the Advisory Board consists of the following members:
Timothy Benefiel, Associated Student Body President
Ian McKay, Associated Student Body Vice President
Student Congress Financial Affairs Liaison
Associated Student Body Board of Directors Appointee
Kyle Suess, Sustainability Lead Assistant
Daniel Virden, Students for Environmental Action (SEA)President
Alexandria Bennett, Sustainability Coordinator
Bruce Kunkel, Director Campus Facilities and Sustainability, Co-Chair Sustainability Taskforce
Mike Mooring, Biology Department Faculty, Co-Chair Sustainability Taskforce
Harry Watkins, School of Business Faculty, Appointed Faculty
Sara Morrill, Resident Director Nease Hall, Appointed Staff
When will I know if my project has been approved?
In March 2012, the approved projects will be posted online.
When will the projects be completed?
The approved projects will begin in March 2012. Completion will be dependent upon the project’s depth.
Does any other university have a green fee?
Many other colleges and universities have a student based green fee. To learn more about what each institution is doing with its funding, check out The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's website.Download 2011-2012 Funding Application Here