Georgia College Student Green Fee
The Georgia College Student Green Fee was initiated in 2010 to develop collaborative research between students, staff and faculty that will make our campus more sustainable and promote sustainable practices in our community. Each semester, students contribute $5 to support this fee. A student-led committee solicits and reviews student /student organization proposals to implement and evaluate sustainability practices. This fee allows Georgia College student researchers an opportunity to develop effective strategies for to improving the environmental sustainability of our campus and local community. Alternative funding opportunities are available for staff, faculty, alumni, and others who want to contribute to the Georgia College Green Initiative.
Please review the previously funded projects for ideas and inspiration. Proposal development workshops are available to help clarify the process and encourage strong submissions. The best proposals are collaborative efforts of students, staff, and faculty, and include written support from all affected parties. Proposals that address the strategic directives of the GC Sustainability Council are favored, as are those that will leave a lasting legacy of sustainability on campus.
Student Green Fee Grant Application Procedures
Student Green Fee Grants are offered twice a year, with application deadlines around the middle of the semester and awards posted by the 12th week. This timeline allows students to collaborate with staff and faculty during a course project to develop their proposal, and then have time to initiate the research during the same semester. It is normal, however, to use the funding to complete the research during a following semester or more. The application procedure requires a cover form identifying collaborators, a two-page research proposal, and a budget sheet.
For more assistance please contact one of the committee members below or email email@example.com.
Green Fee Committee
Co-Chair, Dr. Will Hobbs, Outdoor Education
Co-Chair, Kristin Keefer, Environmental Science
Kollin Adams, Environmental Science
Allison Barfield, Chemistry
Lori Berry, Environmental Science
Megan Corley, Environmental Science
Lindsay Crowe, Environmental Science
Ellen Gaither, Liberal Studies
Caleb Gay, Psychology
Sarah Hazzard, Biology
Colin Maldonado, Environmental Science
Dr. Sam Mutiti, Environmental Science
Holly Nix, Environmental Science
Alicia Shean, Management
Colin Randall, Environmental Science
Wesley Randall, Environmental Science
Chris Williams, Political Science
Treasurer: Megan Corley
Budget Manager: Dr. Julia Metzker, Chemistry
Budget Officer: Lindy Ruark, Ancillary Services
Ex-Officio: Dr. Doug Oetter, Sustainability Council
Ex-Officio: Lori Strawder, Plant Operations