Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.06
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date June 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Connecticut College
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
0.50 / 0.50 Margaret Bounds
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Sustainable Projects 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:
2,004

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

The Sustainable Projects Fund (SPF) provides financial support to students who have an idea for a project related to sustainability. The SPF is financed by a $25 annual fee that is renewed every three years by a student referendum. Any student can apply for funding from the SPF for projects or events that are related to holistic sustainability. Priority will be given to proposals that support all three pillars of sustainability (environmental protection, social justice and economic justice).


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

Students wishing to apply for funding from the Sustainable Projects Fund first discuss their project idea with the Chair of Sustainability for the Student Government Association (SGA). The Sustainability Chair helps guide them through the process which includes: filling in the project proposal form, presenting the project and getting approval from relevant campus stakeholders, who then sign the proposal form, and finally getting approval from the Office of Sustainability to proceed to a presentation to SGA. After an initial presentation to SGA, they go back to SGA for a question and answer period before SGA makes their final vote. Funding proposals require a 2/3 majority to pass.


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