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.
In its first year, the Green Fund awarded funding to one project: energy-efficient greenhouse cooling. We are excited to launch the second year of the Green Fund!
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. For more information about the application process, see here.
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 on our website, feel free to contact Ian Aley, the Green Fund Program Manager. He can help you find a path forward, moving your ideas to action.