If you have an idea to improve sustainability in the campus community but need funding, write a proposal to the Green Fund today. This semester, proposals to the Green Fund are due by Monday, April 9th. The proposal page can be found here: https://greenfund.wsa.
Here are projects that we have funded so far this year: installation of water bottle refilling stations around campus (should be in place soon) as part of an effort to remove bottle water from campus; a biochar landscape experiment at the College of the Environment; signs above laundry machines that provide instructions of how to do your laundry in an environmentally friendly way; assistance for the food salvage program; a hydroponic system in Earth House; a “real” food calculator program that audits all food purchases made by Bon Appetit qualitatively addressing ecological, local, and humane requirements, and we have also agreed to help finance a new sustainability fellowship position at Wesleyan.
Projects potentially in play include: a bike share program in Middletown, a permeable pavement parking lot, bicycle-powered battery generators, and a photovoltaic powered performance stage.
Exciting stuff. Think you can do better? Send us your proposals!
The Green Fund Committee: Evan Weber, chair; Julia Jonas-Day, Adam Brudnick, Delphine Starr, & Zander Nassikas