Green Fund Overview
The SIU Green Fund Project Grant
Every current SIU student, faculty, staff, or campus unit is eligible to apply for a Green Fund project grant. Awards are currently being granted once a year by the Green Fund Committee, which is composed of one faculty member, one staff member, and the three student members of the Sustainability Council.
The Green Fund supports advancing sustainability on our campus through research, efficient design, energy and waste reduction, aesthetic upgrades, and education and outreach. Do you have a great sustainability project idea? Please consider applying to the Green Fund! Information on previously funded Green Fund projects can be found on our Green Funded Projects page.
- Application & Important Dates
- Project Criteria
One funding round will be held in the 2018/19 academic year with the deadline March 1, 2019.
Green Fund workshops are held in the spring and the fall and they are a great way to learn about the green fund proposal process. Our spring 2019 schedule is as follows:
-Tuesday, 1/8, 11 am, Morris Library 480A
-Tuesday, 1/29, 4 pm, Morris Library 480A
-Friday, 2/15, noon, Morris Library 480A
The workshops overview the Green Fund process, offer advice for strong proposals, and provide the opportunity for feedback on individual ideas. They are highly recommended. Many projects require support or approval from Plant and Service Operations (PSO) or other facility managers. A representative from PSO will attend the workshops to offer feedback. To receive Green Fund proposal support from PSO or other facility managers outside of the workshops, see the "Requesting Facility Support or Approval" tab on the FAQ page.
Awardees will be announced in April, at our annual Sustainability Celebration.
At least one representative from each awarded project must attend one of two mandatory workshops, usually held in May and June. Dates will be noted here when scheduled and/or included in the award notification.