Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.10
Liaison Jen Jones
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

College of Charleston
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jen Jones
Center for Sustainable Development
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
The Cougar Changemaker Program

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:

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

The Cougar Changemaker Program aims to empower students to play an active role in creating innovative sustainability initiatives through submitting ideas for funding. The Program can provide funding for up to $5,000 per project

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

Cougar Changemakers Program is a Center for Sustainable Development initiative that implements student-proposed projects that seek to make the campus more sustainable. The Cougar Changemakers Committee is a body of 5 or more students, designated as “Case Managers”, who work closely with applicants during the submission process and collectively decide which projects will receive funding. These students come from a range of academic backgrounds including business, the arts, social science, physical science, etc. The inclusion of a range of majors allows the committee to apply diverse perspectives and expertise in assisting applicants during the formulation of their proposal and in the final project assessments. All committee members report to the Executive Chair who is a current intern with the Center for Sustainable Development
and the coordinating official for the Committee. This is a volunteer position.

Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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