The UW–Madison Green Fund supports student-initiated projects that reduce the environmental footprint and operating costs of on-campus facilities in the areas of 1) solid waste, 2) energy, and 3) water conservation. The Green Fund is a revolving fund. This means that funding recipients are encouraged (though not required) to return some of the cost savings generated by their project to replenish the fund for future years.
For the 2016-2017 academic year, the Green Fund awarded $13,419 to two projects: energy-generating flooring and energy-efficient greenhouse cooling.
The next application cycle will begin in September 2017. Check here for details about the information sessions to be held in the fall semester. Applications will be due in late fall.
Developing a high-quality proposal can take time. If you have an idea to reduce UW–Madison facility resource consumption and utility costs, now is a great time to start working on it! Please contact Green Fund manager Ian Aley for assistance.