Everything you need to know about the SUSTAINABILITY FUND at Missouri State in five minutes or less:
Did you know there is over $100,000 a year available to students to use for projects regarding sustainability at this University?
- In March 2009, students voted to implement a $2 per semester fee to go towards sustainability on campus.
- This fund is to be used solely by students for students.
- The only requirement for submitting a proposal to use the fund is that you are a student.
- The Sustainability Commission, made up of five students and non-voting faculty and staff members, will evaluate all proposals submitting and allocate funds accordingly.
How to utilize it:
- Formulate an idea for a sustainable project (see sample list below).
- Compile basic research of what, where, how, how much, when, who, etc. of the project.
- Reference the Student Government Association website (sga.missouristate.edu) for guidelines and the linke below* for a sample proposal.
- Seek out members of the Sustainability Commission or other knowledgeable students and faculty if you have any questions.
- Submit your proposal to the SGA Director of Sustainability at any point during the semester.
- Be prepared to present, explain, and defend your proposal.
Sample project ideas:
- Student maintained campus community garden
- Corrugated cardboard recycling facilities
- Local organic dining options
- Installation of Photovoltaic solar panels
- Campus wide low-flow toilets, faucets, and showerheads
- Motion activated lights in all campus buildings
- The possibilities are endless!
*Copy and paste this link into your browser for a sample Sustainability Proposal. Format is not standardized but this is a good example of the depth of information you should know about implementing your project idea.