How We Keep SIU Green
Students changed the future of SIU in 2009 when they initiated the Green Fee, which equates to approximately $10 per semester, depending on total credit hours. It was approved by 73% of students who voted in a campus wide referendum. On May 7, 2009 the SIU Board of Trustees unanimously passed the fee. It provides a regularized source of funding for on-campus sustainability projects.
The Sustainability Council was formed to make campus-wide recommendations concerning sustainability and allocate Green Fund revenue (generated by the Green Fee). The Sustainability Council is run by students, faculty, and staff. Click here to learn how YOU can impact sustainability at SIU.