FAQ Green Fund

Frequently Asked Questions

Students participate in sustainability discourse

FAQ

1. Who pays for the green fund?
The Green Fund is paid for with student fees. Beginning in the fall semester of 2016, every student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will pay $1 per semester, which will be collected through ASUN’s UPFF student fee request.

2. What kinds of projects can I do?
You can do almost anything! There are no restrictions on the types of projects or amount of grant money that a project can apply for, however, here are some of the factors that your project application will be evaluated on: environmental benefit, general benefit to students and the university, project management and preparedness, cost effectiveness, time sensitivity, and financial need.

3. Who is eligible to apply?
Only students and Recognized Student Organizations that are in total compliance are eligible to apply for grant money awarded by the Green Fund.

4. Who decides which projects receive funding?
The Green Fund Selections Committee (consisting of 7 students), with the advising help of the Sustainability Coordinator and an advisory committee of subject matter experts, will make recommendations to senate for approval regarding which applications should receive funding.

Are you interested in leading a project but don’t know where to start?

Here are some ideas that might spark some interest:

  • Reusable to-go containers for dining halls
  • Sustainability competitions
  • Campus community garden
  • Native plant garden
  • Gardening/healthy eating workshops
  • Rooftop bee hive/pollination project
  • Campus waste audit
  • Model sustainable dorm room
  • Local food stand/store
  • Bicycle pump/fixing stations
  • Documentary screening
  • Electric vehicle plug-in station
  • Water bottle refill station
  • Bike racks
  • Wind turbines / solar farms
  • Rainwayer recapture
  • Green Roofs
  • Composting Initatives
  • Solar phone/laptop charging station
  • Outdoor recycling bins
  • Recycling for ink cartridges and batteries
  • Green conference, program, or speaker
  • Electric vehicle plug-in station
  • Water bottle refill station
  • Bike racks
  • Wind turbines/solar farms
  • Rainwater recapture
  • Green roofs
  • Composting initiatives Solar phone/laptop charging station
  • Outdoor recycling bins
  • Recycling for ink cartridges and batteries
  • Green conference, program, or speaker

If you have an idea but do not know where to start or you just need help developing it, reach out to us at greenfund@unl.edu and we will do all we can to help make your project a success! 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about the Green Fund or if you would like some guidance on a project or grant application, email the Green Fund Selections Committee at:

greenfund@unl.edu

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