Sustainability Council

Creating a sustainable future for UW-Stout


  • We fund sustainability projects that help the Stout community. Along with the mission of promoting sustainable efforts for the entire campus, the Sustainability Council controls the Green Fee.

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). 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.

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Green Fee Process

  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 it

    Students, faculty, and staff submit their ideas to the SSA Sustainaiblity Director during fall and spring semesters. OR

  3. 2.5

    Join the Group

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

  4. 3

    & Recommend Projects

    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.

  5. 4

    SSA Weighs in

    SSA Looks at all of the project submission and approves or denies at the end of each semester.

  6. 5

    Let's make it happen

    Sustainability projects are implemented across campus.