Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 25.45
Liaison Meghann Jarchow
Submission Date Jan. 30, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of South Dakota
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Joe Kantenbacher
Assistant Professor
Sustainability & Environment
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Green Initiative 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:

The Green Initiative Fund gives students the opportunity to implement innovative projects that reduce waste, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and otherwise spur progress towards a more sustainable campus. All enrolled students and registered student organizations are eligible to apply for funding, which must be used within a single fiscal year. Funding is allocated by the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate and comes from the General Activity Fee paid by students.

Past funded projects include: a campus bike share program, recycling bins for residence halls, infrastructure for the campus Move Out program, and low-waste laundry systems.

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

The President’s Joint Committee on Sustainability -- which is comprised of students, faculty, staff, and executive board members -- reviews all project proposals and makes recommendations on how to award the funds. SGA senators serving on the committee bring the recommendations to the full SGA Senate, and then Senate votes on the final decision.

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