Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.06
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

Knox College
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Deborah Steinberg
Director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Senate Sustainability 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:
2,008

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

In 2008, Knox students established a fund for sustainability projects to help them embrace sustainability by implementing their own initiatives. All students contribute $10 to the Student Sustainability Fund through the Green Fee that is part of the tuition at Knox College. The Fund can be applied to by any student to purchase services or products that directly increase the sustainability of the Knox College campus.


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

Proposals go through three reviews before final approval. First, the President's Council on Sustainability (Sustainability Council), which is made up of students, faculty, and staff, review the proposal to identify anything missing or to identify any concerns that may not have been addressed. After the Sustainability Council approves, the proposal is shared with the Student Senate Sustainability Committee. This group is made up of students, one from each academic year, and they review the proposal for any issues or missing items. After they approve, the proposal goes to the full Student Senate for final review and vote to approve.


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