Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.87
Liaison Elias Platte-Bermeo
Submission Date July 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Southern California
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Elias Platte-Bermeo
Sustainability Program Assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Green Engagement 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:
2,014

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

The University of Southern California Green Engagement Fund (USCGEF) was created in 2014 to fund student-driven, innovative projects aimed at increasing sustainability at USC while increasing awareness in environmental stewardship.

Although there are a number of groups providing funding to bring inspirational speakers on environmental topics to campus, there had previously been few sources to allow students to put their energy, knowledge, and skills into action towards improving sustainability on campus in a more lasting way.

The fund allows students the opportunity to imagine, design, and implement their sustainability projects, which may require materials and resources not otherwise available to students.


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

The Green Engagement Fund project review committee is composed of student leaders and administrators. The committee includes three graduate students (including representatives from Graduate Student Government), three undergraduate students (including representatives from Undergraduate Student Government), the chair of USC’s Sustainability Steering Committee, a staff member from Facilities Management Services, USC’ Sustainability Program Manager, and a faculty member at large.


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