Sustainability Council Project Review
The University Sustainability Council promotes projects that:
- Reduce the campus’ greenhouse gas emissions through renewable energy, energy efficiency, and alternate transportation;
- Reduce the amount of waste created and waste disposed while increasing waste diversion from landfills;
- Minimize water consumption while increasing water capture and reuse;
- Create green spaces and sustainable landscapes;
- Encourage sustainable behaviors; and
- Integrates sustainability into teaching, research, and service at UM.
To Receive Council Endorsement for Your Project...
The University Sustainability Council will review:
- Projects endorsed by the Student Advisory Subcommittee (to the Council) to be supported by the University Sustainability Fund (currently funded by an undergraduate student sustainability fee). These projects are submitted by faculty, staff, students, and student organizations to the Student Advisory Subcommittee. The Subcommittee reviews the proposed projects according to specific criteria associated with the University Sustainability Fund. Following Subcommittee endorsement, the Chair of the Student Advisory Subcommittee must request the full Council’s approval of the endorsed projects before withdrawals can be made from the Fund. Click here to apply for a University Sustainability Fund grant.
- Projects supported by University units, faculty, staff and students that require external funding (i.e. sources other than the University Sustainability Fund) and seek Council endorsement to ensure it is consistent with the University’s overall sustainability goals, policies, practices and priorities. Such projects may be brought to the Council by the Finance Committee, Facilities Council, a Vice President or a Council member. Projects Review Requests should be submitted to the Chair of the University Sustainability Council for inclusion in the meeting agenda. Click here to download the Project Review Request.