Green Energy Fee Program becomes Sustainable Action Fund Grant Program
October 2, 2015
The student-funded Green Energy Fee Grant Program is now the Sustainable Action Fund Grant Program. The change, proposed and approved by students during the 2015 Associated Students Elections, continues the innovative legacy of the Green Energy Fee and supports a broad definition of sustainability and student development.
The Sustainable Action Fund is managed by the Office of Sustainability with oversight by the AS and a committee of students, faculty, and staff. The program was originally established by students as the Green Energy Fee in 2005 to purchase 100-percent renewable energy for Western. In 2010, the program was restructured to add a $300,000 grant program that funds innovative student-led sustainability projects in addition to buying 100-percent renewable energy.