The University Sustainability Manager and a group of student leaders are hosting this Forum to educate students, staff, and faculty about the Green Fund Campaign. The proposed Green Fund would be a student fee of $5 per student per semester that will only increase fee burdens by less than 0.2% per student, yet it will contribute substantially to campus sustainability efforts. This fee rate is comparable to other colleges and universities in the UNC System as well as our peer institutions. Consequently, the proposed Green Fund should not affect the University’s ranking among other institutions based on annual tuition and fee rates. Students at ECU have an ethical imperative to advance sustainability both locally and globally, and establishing a Green Fund embodies this essential action. The Green Fund will also provide ample opportunities to utilize the campus as a living lab, which gives students a chance to develop valuable skills and obtain real-life experiences while pursuing their education. Sustainability ensures that current and future generations, as well as other species, have a planet worth living on and caring about. In conclusion, the Green Fund would lead to financial savings, reduced environmental impacts, and a more vibrant and resilient campus.
Monday, September 25 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Mendenhall Student Center, Great Room 1
Greenville, NC 27858-4353