The Environmental Sustainability Committee is excited to oversee the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Green Fund competition. Formerly referred to as the Campus Sustainability Fund, this competitive grant program will distribute $15,000 to UW-Platteville students, faculty, and staff to support projects that enhance the sustainability of campus.
What can the Green Fund accomplish?
The Green Fund can help integrate the ideas of sustainability into how we live, learn, and succeed at UW-Platteville. This will be accomplished through bringing your ideas to reality. Whether you are an individual or a group, this is a chance to positively impact our campus community.
Projects will be evaluated on how well they meet the UW-Platteville sustainability mission to "meet the needs of the present while enhancing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
This year there is an estimated $15,000 available to support as many qualified projects as possible. We encourage projects on the scale of $1,000 to $5,000, but proposals of all sizes will be considered.
Funded by University Segregated Fees as overseen by the Segregated University Fee Allocation Commission (SUFAC), the funding will be distributed by the UW-Platteville Environmental Sustainability Committee based upon the proposal process outlined below. More information about the Environmental Sustainability Committee.
- Grant announcement: October 26, 2018
- Applications due: Monday, December 3, 2018, by 11:59 pm
- Proposal review: December 4 and 11, 2018 by Environmental Sustainability Committee
- Awards announced: Friday, December 14, 2018
- Funds spent or encumbered: June 30, 2019
- Projects completed: December 31, 2019
- Project final reports due: December 31, 2019
Submissions will be evaluated based upon their project description, outcomes, qualifications, start date and duration, and budget. Specifically, applications will be scored 1-10 (1 = did not meet expectations, 10 = exceeds expectations) using the following criteria:
- Project Description: The description clearly articulates the intent and purpose of this project.
- Project outcomes: The project helps us achieve one or more of our campus sustainability goals. The goals are:
- Visually exhibit sustainability on campus to make campus a living laboratory for sustainability
- Integrate sustainability into formal curriculum and professional preparedness
- Build resources that promote and support campus sustainability
- Increase awareness of campus sustainability efforts within the community and broader region
- Make sustainability part of our daily campus operations
- Qualifications: The applicant has the right skills to see the project to completion.
- Project start date and duration: Project clearly is able to begin by April 1, 2019 with all funds spent or encumbered (dedicated through purchase requisitions) by June 30, 2019. Projects should aim to be completed by December 31, 2019.
- Project budget: Budget appears reasonable and accurate, with quotes included where necessary.
The Environmental Sustainability Committee will use this rubric to evaluate each submission.
Project Final Reports
If you receive a grant, you will be expected to submit a brief final report by December 31, 2019 outlining how the project went and whether it achieved the expected outcomes. Additional details regarding reporting requirements will be provided upon awarding of funds.