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The following examples are by no means the only options available to you. Creativity and pushing the limits of what is possible is highly encouraged! These examples are from existing green projects from other campuses around the country to get your brain juices churning.

Green Fund Proposal Examples: 

  • Water refill or hydration stations (some already on campus)
  • Bike Share, bike repair stations
  • Events & Conferences (e.g. Sustainable living workshop, Social Justice in Higher Education Conference, etc)
  • Funding Zim-ride, special guest speakers, or off-campus education in sustainability as long as it has some tangible long-term benefit to campus
  • Sustainability learning center
  • On campus greenhouse, gardens, permaculture projects (perennial food systems, trees, bushes, mushrooms, animals, bees, etc.)
  • Alternative energy, lighting upgrades, plumbing upgrades
  • Funding studies, offering incentives to students for expected outcomes…
  • Trash and recycling containers 
  • Funding workshops on sustainability-related topics
  • Planting trees, native grasses, etc.
  • Biofuel production
  • Internships
  • Green infrastructure (benches, bus stops, etc.)
  • Disposable classroom marker refills
  • An alternative or zero carbon small/tiny home as a showcase to the community of sustainable housing
  • Anything that you can think of that promotes a culture of sustainable living on campus!

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