How it works
From an Idea to a Reality
When a member of the campus community has an idea about how to make our campus more sustainable, while benefiting students, we want to hear about it! Specifically, we are looking for capital projects that have the potential to further one of the three pillars of sustainability, economic, social, and environmental, on campus, while creating a direct, measurable, and lasting impact on students and the campus community. Have an idea? For the time being, this is best accomplished by sending an e-mail to the SSC finance director, Ian Kaelble. It doesn't matter whether it's one sentence or a fourteen page proposal, we're looking for your input.
From here, the Sustainability Fund Committee (explained below) receives these proposals and evaluates their feasability, selecting proposals to research further. The committee, with your help, should you choose to join, will develop these proposals into budgets and implentable plans of action to be presented to the SSC as a whole for final approval. If the idea is approved by the SSC, then the necessary money is allocated from the Sustainability Fund and the metaphorical (or literal) shovel hits the dirt.
The Sustainability Fund Committee
The Sustainability Fund is overseen by the Student Sustainability Council as a whole, and administered by the Sustainability Fund Committee. The Sustainability Fund Committee is comprised of the executive committee of the SSC and interested members of the student body. Membership is open to anyone and there are two forms of involvement, voting members (those who regularly engage in committee work and miss no more than two meetings) and advisory members (those who are not as actively involved, but wish to have their voice heard). If you wish to get involved, please contact Ian Kaelble, the SSC Finance Director.
The Sustainability Fund Committee is tasked with taking ideas and transforming them into budgets and proposals to be presented to the council for approval. This entails working together with many different branches of the university to vet and develop these proposals, seeking input from all relevent stakeholders, and receiving approval from the necessary bodies.