About the Committee
The Environmental Affairs Committee (EAC) was created as a committee of ASSOU, to serve as an avenue for involved students to discuss pertinent environmental issues. The EAC is currently working on a campaign to encourage the SOU Foundation to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy sources. The EAC also manages SOU’s Green Fund. If you’d like to read the full EAC Bylaws, please refer to the ASSOU Bylaws.
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About the SOU Green Fund
The Green Fund makes possible a unique & student-led process that empowers sustainable initiatives on campus. Generated by the Green Tag student fee of $13 per student per term, the ASSOU Environmental Affairs Committee (EAC) oversees and allocates the Green Fund. The Green Fund provides students with the funding to execute sustainable and environmentally regenerative initiatives on campus, in addition to supporting renewable energy generation and offsetting the campus water footprint. Questions? Check out the Green Fund FAQ form.
Application for Funding Consideration from the Green Fund
Application due dates are as follows: Winter term funding proposals over $5,000 are due Wednesday of week one of winter term. Proposals under $5,000 are due Monday of week five of winter term. Spring term funding proposals over $5,000 are due Wednesday of week one of spring term Proposals under $5,000 are due Monday of week five of spring term.
Criteria for Proposals
As outlined in the ASSOU bylaws, projects funded by the EAC must increase sustainability in operation of the SOU campus. Projects should directly address sustainability in operation of the SOU campus or in the capacity that off campus activities influence on-campus sustainability. This includes a broad range of environmental considerations, including but not limited to energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste reduction, transportation management, green procurement, green buildings, and education.
This excludes travel and conferences. They must have a clearly-defined, measurable outcome within the proposed timeframe. All projects shall have a mechanism for evaluation and follow-up after funding has been disbursed. Projects that are not completed within a single academic year should have a plan for continuation during the following year, or until the project is complete. Projects should include a report made to the Environmental Affairs Committee after successful or unsuccessful implementation. They must incorporate publicity, education and outreach. The project should include some component that raises greater awareness of sustainability issues on campus. This might include an outreach component, a press release, or the fact that the project is conducted in public view.
Finally they must contain a component of direct student involvement. Such projects include, but are not limited to internships, initiatives with students in oversight bodies, student research, and projects proposed by students.
1. Director of Sustainability
2. Environmental Affairs Senator
4. Senator (SFC Rep)
5. At-Large Student
6. At-Large Student
7. At-Large Student
8. At-Large Student
9. At-Large Student
10. At-Large Student
11. Advisor (ex-officio, non-voting)
12. Judicial Advisor (non-voting)