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   Proposals are due November 24, 2021

Empowering the student body to engage in sustainability is our number one priority. Sustainability is about becoming a healing force for the world through creativity, innovation, and traditional knowledge.

The following examples are by no means the only options available to you. Creativity and pushing the limits of what is possible is highly encouraged! These examples are from existing green projects from other campuses around the country to get your brain juices churning.

Possible Green Fund Proposal Ideas

  • Water bottle refill/hydration stations (not all buildings have these!)
  • Bikes for rental program, bike repair stations
  • Workshops, Events & Conferences (e.g., Sustainable living workshop, Social Justice in Higher Education Conference, etc.)
  • Special guest speakers
  • On campus greenhouse, gardens, permaculture projects (perennial food systems, trees, bushes, mushrooms, animals, bees, etc.), planting native plants
  • Alternative energy, lighting upgrades, plumbing upgrades
  • Recycling infrastructure and programming
  • Green infrastructure (benches, bike racks, etc.)
  • Anything that you can think of that promotes a culture of sustainability!

   About the Green Fund at UW Oshkosh

The Green Fund is a student-run committee funded through students’ segregated fees to implement sustainability projects for campus. Approximately $40,000 is available this year for student projects that promote sustainability on campus. Projects can be anything related to sustainability from social justice & climate change to landscaping & food projects Proposals can be written by any student or student groups and will be reviewed for approval and funding near the end of each semester. All it takes to submit a proposal is to fill out an application available online on this page and email the completed application to Everyone submitting a proposal will have a chance to present it to the Green Fund committee. Once all of the proposals have been presented and reviewed, the committee will vote on which projects to fund and how much to allocate to each project.

We’re here to help at every step of the process from working out your ideas to organizing the project and filling out the application. You can make a positive impact on our campus! For questions, more information, or to talk about an idea please email

Prior to submitting a proposal, make yourself familiar with the following:

Then, complete a Proposal Application and send it to !

Green Fund Contact Info:

Student Sustainability Director for OSA: Luiza Nelson,  
Chair: Sarah Kleinschmidt,

Assistant Chair: Alex Carey
Members: Emma Laatsch, Payton Savatski, Caprice Swanks, Lydia Hatfield, Jaden Zurn, Lauren Pahloh Alternates: *open position, *open position  
Financing Advisor: Jean Kwaterski (Student Affairs),
Sustainability Advisor: Brad Spanbauer (Campus Sustainability Officer),

Please email questions & proposals to .

Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations


UW Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Contact Info:

(920) 424-0440
SIRT Office: 4483 Sage Hall