Green Fund kickoff event
Solar installers installing the new solar array at the Arboretum visitor center

Students worked with Arboretum staff to install solar panels on the Arboretum Visitor Center and to engage the community in learning about renewable energy

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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.