Submit a Green Fee Proposal

The Committee on Sustainability accepts Green Fee proposals every spring and fall semester. Completed proposals with a cover sheet are emailed to the Director of Sustainability Calandra Waters Lake [[waterslake]].

  • Fall 2017 deadline for submission: Extended to October 19 @ 5pm
  • Spring 2018 deadline for submission: February 27 @ 5pm
Considerations When Writing a Proposal

Projects and initiatives often impact many stakeholders across the campus. Please refer to the following list to help determine whom you many need to reach out to for consultation. Contact stakeholders prior to submitting and include their input, or note their response, in the proposal. Submitted proposals that lack appropriate approval and/or consultation risk being deferred.

For general advice, history of sustainability initiatives on campus or outreach to see if others are working on similar projects, please contact Director of Sustainability, Calandra Waters Lake at [[waterslake]].

Facilities Gregg Shipp, Director of Operations & Maintenance [[gshipp]] general Facilities questions
Utilities Farley Hunter, Associate Director of Utilities [[fhunter]] energy and water
Grounds John McFarlane, Associate Director of Gardens and Grounds [[jdmcfa]] outdoor installations or vegetation
Constructing Tim Russell, Space Data Manager [[tmruss]] building of any items or structures by hand
Procurement Staci Longest, Associate Director of Procurement Operations [[smlongest]] purchasing of items, appropriate vendors, quotes
Community Office of Community Engagement [[oce]] community outreach and partnerships

Fanchon Glover, Chief Diversity Officer (faculty/staff)

Center for Student Diversity (students)



inclusion and culture
Health & Wellness Health & Wellness visit Health & Wellness for individual departments well-being, recreation, counseling

Many Green Fee projects have involved the short-term use of common tools over the years. To reduce the need for applicants to request funds for common equipment the Committee on Sustainability has created a lending library of tools available for Green Fee projects. Please visit the Sustainability Tool Library and confirm what equipment might be available for use on a project prior to submitting the proposal.

Example Green Fee Proposal Outline

This proposal outline is encouraged, but not required. Green Fee projects vary so greatly that some may require additional components while others will need to exclude sections. Please adapt this to your needs to create the most comprehensive proposal possible.

Recognition of Funding Source

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.