Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.79
Liaison Chad King
Submission Date June 9, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Denver
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Chad King
Sustainability Coordinator
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
USG Sustainability Committee 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:

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

Student government plays a prominent role in the decisions made across campus, and nowhere is that more true than in the University's sustainability efforts. The Sustainability Committee, known as SusCom for short, is dedicated to motivating and activating the student body toward a more sustainable lifestyle by providing funding for various sustainability- and environmentally-related causes and projects across campus and the community.

It began in 2006, when the student body voted to assess itself a $16 per student per year "green fee;" now those funds are managed by SusCom, and groups from all over campus can apply for financial support for their projects by demonstrating the proposal's overall impact on the community and DU's sustainability goals. It's just one way that our students form the backbone of our sustainability initiatives and push us forward as a community toward a more just and sustainable future.

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

A student committee of undergraduate student government led by an elected senator meets every other week to review proposals. Proposals are required to be submitted in a format that identifies clear alignment to university goals with measurable outcomes. Students vote to approve, deny, or request revisions to each project

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