The Salisbury University Green Fund is a unique program designed to improve environmental sustainability at SU by giving students a say in how their sustainability fees are spent.
Student Founded, Student Supported
Proposed by the Student Government Association and passed by student votes, the Green Fund supports projects proposed by students or student-faculty teams. Students even make up the majority of the Green Fund review board’s members (five students, three staff and one faculty member). This board reviews all proposals received and approves expenditures for those selected.
Submit Your Idea!
Have an idea for a Green Fund project? Send it in! All proposal teams must include at least one student and at least one faculty or staff advisor. Students may apply for funds on behalf of student organizations, as well. Ready to start? Check out the submission guidelines and download the application.
My Project Was Selected! What's Next?
The Green Fund board will work with you and your team or advisor to make your proposal a reality! Projects must be completed within one year from the date of funding. (Multi-year projects require re-approval each year.)
Occasionally, unforeseen circumstances may affect a project delivery schedule or other aspects of the plan. In these cases, funding recipients may petition the board for additional time or modifications to the project scope or funding (only one petition allowed per project). Petitioners must clearly state their issues, proposed solutions and how they will impact the end result. The board will review petitions on a case-by-case basis.
What Does a Successful Project Look Like?
The Green Fund has supported some 30 projects since its establishment in 2015. Learn about them below!
Past and Current Projects
- Reduce Admissions' Emissions
- Powersol at Sea Gull Square
- Fulton Hall Performance Lab LED Conversion
- Ward Museum LED Lighting Conversion
- The Solar Dok - Picnic Bench with Solar Powered Recharging Outlets
- Light Conservation & Energy Efficiency in Henson Hall
- Green Gate Air Quality Improvement for Art Department Woodshop
- Native Species Restoration Project
- Project Rain Water
- Promoting the "Stash Your Trash" Campaign
- Pollinators Have a Purpose
- Osprey Nest
- Campus Honey Bee Hives
- Sustainable Educational Greenspace
- Carbon Sequestration by the Salisbury University Arboretum
- Ward Museum Water Quality & Biodiversity Study
- Go Green Teachers
- Salisbury Student Healthy Options Bike Trip
- Nanticoke River Center Educational Materials
- Student Attendance to "Smart and Sustainable Campuses" Conference
- Meatless Monday Sampling - FUN-Day
- Pedal Power Generator and Green Energy Demo Set
- Wild & Scenic Film Festival
- Senior Seminar Showcase: Beaverdam Creek Ecosystem
- TerraCycle Zero Waste Box @ SU
- Sporking up Some Green!
- Solvent Recycling in Chemistry Labs
- A Greener Big Event
- Rechargeable Electric Leaf Blowers