Sustainability Council members pose with plants at UW-Stout's greenhouse on the roof of Jarvis Hall. (Spring 2020)
The Green Fee is a 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 allocated by the Stout Student Association based upon the recommendation of the Sustainability Council.
For projects to be named sustainable, or sustainability centered, they must fall under the University of Wisconsin-Stout definition of sustainability:
Read our Green Fee Policies for the in-depth policies about what the Green Fee can fund and how the process works.
Read our Funding Guidelines for an overview of the Green Fee and a less technical way of outlining the process.
Read our Funding Rubric for a straightforward, easy to follow guide for preparing to present your idea to the Sustainability Council.
The Green Fee has funded multiple improvements to the Stout Route and Community Route through their partnership with Dunn County Transit, like enclosed bus stations, card readers on buses for more data, and more!
To promote alternative and more sustainable methods of transportation, the Green Fee has funded the creation and maintenance of multiple bicycle fixations around campus for students to perform basic bicycle repair.
The Green Fee has funded multiple solar panel projects that reduce the carbon footprint of the University and reduce costs. A recent project in Merle Price Commons generates 60,000 Watts of energy each year!