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  • Green Fund FAQ

    What is the Green Fund?

    The Green Fund was proposed by students and passed in a student referendum in the spring of 2008 by a vote of 2222 to 275. Each semester an amount up to $7 will be collected from each student and placed into the Green Fund, totaling $60,000 per semester. Applications for projects funded by this money are collected and reviewed by the Joint Committee on Environmental Sustainability(JCES), then forwarded to the Segregated University Fee Allocation Committee (SUFAC). SUFAC then moves applications on to Student Senate with its recommendations. Student Senate decides upon final Green Fund application approvals.
    Students, faculty, and staff are all encouraged to propose projects from the Green Fund. We value innovation and cooperation.

     Green Fund bylaws

    The Green Fund bylaws are an important document that highlight various aspects of the Green Fund application process. 

     How much can I request?

    There isn't a limit on the amount you may request.

    Mini-grant requests are for smaller projects and the maximum request is $2,000.

    Who can apply?

    Students, staff, and faculty can apply for the Green Fund grants. However, only students can apply for the mini-grant.

    Who do I contact if I have a question?

    The Green Fund Coordinator and Peer Mentor are here to help with the application process.
    The Green Fund Coordinator and Green Fund Peer Mentor may be contacted by email at greenfund@uwlax.edu. Both are available by appointment. 
    The Green Fund/Sustainability office is located in 234 Cartwright Center. 

    Or, you can visit the Contact Us page.