Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.42
Liaison Darcy Everett
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

College of Charleston
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 P Brian Fisher
CSO/Executive Director
Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
The ECOllective Fund

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:
Student fees

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:
2,010

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:

The ECOllective Fund is generated by student fees earmarked for campus sustainability initiatives. Every student at the College pays $10 every semester to a "green fee."


A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:

Up to $5,000 from the fund is available annually for student-designed projects that seek to make the College a more sustainable campus. A student-led committee known as the ECOllective Student Project Committee oversees the dissemination of this money. This structure, created by Center for Sustainable Development Executive Director Brian Fisher, provides students with a direct voice on how and where student fees are spent to advance sustainability.

The committee is comprised 5 to 7 members that create, develop and successfully defend project proposals. This committee reports directly to the Center for Sustainable Development and a faculty advisor.

There is typically a mid-semester call for full project proposals in the fall and spring. All proposals must be led by an official project leader who is a current Cougar student, and the project must be implementable on campus. The committee evaluates student proposals using the following criteria: cost; timeline; methods and implementation of project; the effects of the project on the College; and, uniqueness.


Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
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