Your eco-friendly idea could be funded by the WWU green energy fee

Western Today staff

The Associated Students Green Energy Fee grant program is now accepting proposals for new eco-friendly projects to better Western’s.

Over $250,000 will be available to Western students, faculty and staff to fund innovative, student-driven environmental solutions on Western’s campus. 

Application materials will be available online on the Office of Sustainability website at http://wwu.edu/gef or by contacting the green energy fee graduate adviser, Kathryn Freeman, at kathryn.freeman@wwu.edu. Completed applications will be turned into Freeman.

To get started, interested students, faculty and staff will fill out and submit a preliminary project overview form. After that form is submitted, Freeman will meet with the applicants to discuss the project and provide assistance with the application process.

After the submission date passes, the AS Green Energy Fee Committee will review the proposals based on the mission of the program. Final decisions will be made by mid-May. 

The money to fund the Green Energy Fee program comes from a $7 fee students pay every quarter. The funds from the student fee go to pay for green energy certificates used to make Western Washington University a 100-percent green-energy school, as well as to pay for the green energy grant program.

For more information, or for disAbility accommodations, contact Freeman by phone at (360) 650-4501 or by e-mail at kathryn.freeman@wwu.edu.