Student Green Initiative Fund
The Student Green Fund is a pool of money that is available for BGSU students to fund “green” and environmental projects on campus.
The fund is an opt-out $5.00 per semester fee that is only allowed to be used by BGSU students.
Have an idea to make BG more "green"?
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For questions about the Green Fund, contact Dr. Nick Hennessy, Sustainability Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Solar Powered Golf Cart
- Oaks Dining Center Green Roof (co-sponsored by BGSU Dining as well)
- Water Bottle Filling Stations
- New Recycled Plastic Bike Rack
- Energy Producing Cardio Equipment at Student Recreation Center: “The Human-Powered Gym”
- “Leave No Trace” Training
- CFL Light Bulb Exchange
- Interactive Dashboard Energy Monitoring Touchscreen TVs
- Pilot projects for alternative ways of generating energy for buildings or university housing including solar, geothermal or wind
- Rainwater recapture projects
- Green roofs
- Composting initiatives
- Environmentally-themed living units for students
- Modifications to or enhanced recycling
- Educational conferences, programs, initiatives, activities, etc.
- Informational “kiosks”
- Purchases of equipment
- Building modifications
- And many more!
The “Student Green Fund Group” is charged with the responsibility of distributing funds.
This group is made up of faculty, staff, and students from across the University. The membership of the group includes the following:
- Three undergraduate students
- One student from the Undergraduate Student Government
- Two students at large approved by the school of The Earth, Environment & Society
- One graduate student
- Member of the Graduate Student Senate
- One staff member
- Appointed by the President of Bowling Green State University
- One faculty member
- Member of the Faculty Senate appointed by the Chair of Faculty Senate
The Student Green Fee Group will have the following responsibilities:
- Review proposals and make selections for funding on the basis of a project’s feasibility, its potential for positive impact on the environment, and its ability to be funded.
- Assure that all accepted proposals will directly and positive affect the campus.
- Follow up after funds are allocated to be sure such funds are being used appropriately.