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W&M Green Fee Fund

No ideas are too great or small.

Since its establishment in 2008, the W&M Green Fee program has funded more than $1.6 million worth of sustainability-related projects. The Green Fee was approved by a near-unanimous vote by students of the university in 2008 and is paid on a per-semester basis by all students paying tuition. The Green Fee advances the tripartite goals of teaching, research and public service.


Any individual (whether faculty, staff, or student) or group (for example, student organization, school, academic program, or administrative or auxiliary unit) within the W&M community may submit a proposal for Green Fee project funding. All student-led projects are required to maintain an advisor for the duration of the project.

The W&M Committee on Sustainability (COS) accepts Green Fee proposals every semester. Projects awarded grants by the COS range greatly in size and subject, featuring research, community events and outreach, resource saving initiatives, wellness programs and much more.

Fall 2020 Green Fee 

This year the Green Fee awards will be mini-grants, up to $5,000. All proposal purchases must be approved as mission critical by the applicant's (or in the case of students, advisor's) office/department prior to submission. The applicant's office/department will be responsible for making the project's purchases using the awarded funds. 

Fall 2020 Deadlines
  • Open Call for Proposals: September 1
  • Last Day to Submit a Proposal: October 6 @ 5pm

 learn more and submit a proposal


All projects receiving funding should clearly identify the Green Fee as a source of support.  Due to the variety of projects covered through the Green Fee, this identification may take different forms. If unsure of the best way to recognize the funding source on a project, please consult the Director of Sustainability. 

For additional information, please see the Green Fee Policy.

All questions regarding Green Fee should be sent to Office of Sustainability at [[sustain]].

All applications will be reviewed by the Committee on Sustainability in a timely manner. 

All proposals must be submitted via Qualtrics.