What is UW-Stout's Green Fee?

The Green Fee is an allocable segregated university fee enacted to provide funding for sustainable projects, which follow appropriate guidelines for allocable segregated fees within Segregated University Fees (F50). Green Fee projects are recommended by the SSA Sustainability Council.

For projects to be named sustainable, or sustainability centered, they must fall under the University of Wisconsin-Stout definition of sustainability:

"Sustainability is that which encourages students to think about environmental, social, and economic factors individually and in relation to one another and lead action in protecting them."

Green Fee Ideas

Submit your idea for a Green Fee project →

OR contact the SSA Sustainaiblity Director: ssasustainability@uwstout.edu

Green Fee Policies

Read our Green Fee Policies for the in-depth policies about what the Green Fee can fund and how the process works.

Funding Guidelines

Read our Funding Guidelines for an overview of the Green Fee and a less technical way of outlining the process.

Funding Rubric

Read our Funding Rubric for a straightforward, easy to follow guide for preparing to present your idea to the Sustainability Council.

  1. 1

    Think of an idea

    Students, faculty and staff come up with sustainability project ideas that benefit students anytime throughout the year.

  2. 2

    Submit your idea!

    Students, faculty, and staff submit their ideas to the SSA Sustainability Director during fall and spring semesters: http://cglink.me/s14785

  3. 2.5

    Join Sustainability Council & recommend projects (optional)

    Students can join the SSA Sustainability Council to help decide on sustainability projects. Contact your Director of Sustainability to find out how to join!

    SSA Sustainability Council meets weekly during the school year to discuss potential projects and decide on which projects to fund. They recommend projects to be funded each semester; up to $35,000 - $40,000 per semester.

  4. 4

    SSA weighs in

    SSA Looks at all of the project proposals/submissions and approves or denies them at the end of each semester.

  5. 5

    Let's make it happen

    Sustainability projects are implemented across campus.

Sustainability Council members from the 50th Congress (2019-20 academic year) pose with plants at UW-Stout's greenhouse on the roof of Jarvis Hall.

Past Green Fee Projects

StoutRoute/Dunn County Transit

Description coming soon!

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Bike Fixtations

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Solar Arrays

Description coming soon!

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