University of Arizona Green Fund
In 2010, University of Arizona (UA) student leaders developed a campaign to create dedicated funding in support of UA's sustainability efforts. They successfully passed a referendum among all students to create a student fee in support of sustainability. The Green Fund was established later in 2010, along with the Office of Sustainability, as a result of these efforts. Green Fund currently is provided $400K of student tuition money, and a committee of students receives proposals from students, faculty, and staff throughout the year. This Green Fund Committee makes decisions about larger annual grants (typically $5K-50K) and smaller mini-grants (up to $1500) to support initiatives that make UA more environmentally sustainable in its operations, its student support, its academic programs, and its outreach. The Office of Sustainability manages the overall process of Green Fund. Some of UA's biggest successes in Students for Sustainability, Compost Cats, Zero Waste Athletics events, greening Spring Fling, and others have been funded by Green Fund.
A complete history of all projects is available via the Proposals page, including original proposals, progress reports, financial data, and any requests filed to change the parameters of a project mid-year.