The Wesleyan Green Fund was established in the Spring of 2010 with the support of the student body, the Wesleyan Student Assembly, and the Board of Trustees. The Fund manages approximately $85,000 per academic year, which is generated from a $15 opt-out sustainability fee attached to each Wesleyan student’s tuition fees. These small individual contributions add up to a powerful fund to provide financial support to Wesleyan’s sustainability initiatives.
The Green Fund accepts student, faculty, and staff proposals each semester. Projects are chosen for funding based on their ability to increase the University’s use of renewable energy sources, decrease the University’s carbon footprint, and decrease waste. The Fund’s five members work with project applicants to tailor projects and provide financial and managerial support. The Fund exists to spur creativity, innovation, and collaboration within the Wesleyan student body, faculty, and staff, to empower green initiatives on campus