Green Fund kickoff event
The new compactor installed at the loading dock at Gordon Dining & Event Center.

A new cardboard compactor at Gordon Dining & Event Center will help UW-Madison clean its waste stream and increase revenue from recycling.


Green Fund Program

The Green Fund Process

Start with a pre-proposal, short and simple. These can be submitted anytime. Next, submit a full application ahead of either the fall or spring deadline. Read more about the application process.

Developing a high-quality proposal takes time. If you have an idea to reduce resource consumption at UW–Madison, now is a great time to get to work. After reviewing the FAQs, contact Ian Aley, the Green Fund Program Manager, at He can help you find a path forward, moving your ideas to action.