UAH

Green Fund

The UAH Green Fund was established in July 2013 through the efforts of Chargers for Sustainability, a newly founded campus network. The Green Fund was created to support sustainability-related projects at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Chargers for Sustainability serves as the committee that implements and oversees all sustainability projects and events on campus as well as provides grants to individual students, or student organizations who submit sustainability project proposals. CFS will select proposals and delegate grants. The efforts of Chargers for Sustainability, students, faculty, and staff will not only introduce university savings through green projects, but will also make the University of Alabama in Huntsville a leader in the movement towards a more sustainable future. 

 

Students interested in serving a 1 year term on the Green Fund Committee may fill out the application below. Responsibilities include two meetings per year to choose submitted projects and evaluate the progress of each. CFS will stop taking applications in January for the 2014 term. 

Green Fund Committee Application 

 

 

Project Guidelines
 
Project proposals may be under one of two categories. All projects must benefit the university through savings or improvement upon education, outreach, or community involvement. Projects may span one to two semesters, and extensions may be requested when necessary. 
 
Categories
 
(1)Education: This category includes projects that involve educating the UAH community about sustainability issues. This can include outreach events, publications, or the incorporation of sustainability topics into courses or curriculum.
(2)Facilities: This category includes projects that propose changes to campus structure. This may include projects such as retrofitting lighting in academic buildings, or refining used cooking oil to fuel campus transportation vehicles. 
 
Format
 
Each project proposal must include the following; a cover page, project proposal form, project description, budget summary, timeline and at least one support letter. The cover page and project description should be single-spaced with a 12-point font. 
(1)  The cover letter must include the applicant’s name, the project title, the project director (faculty/staff/admin), and the project category (education or facilities).
 
(2)A project proposal form must be completed and attached after the cover letter.
 
(3)The project description is a minimum one page summary of the project including goals and objectives, a step-by-step plan, potential savings, and expected impacts upon students, the university, and the Huntsville community. Proposers should state why their project is important or needed and the projected impacts it will have. 
 
(4)The fourth page is a budget summary, including all expected costs, fees and supplies. Grant money may be used for any project costs except salary or benefits for the applicants. 
 
(5)Applicants must attach a timeline for their project
 
(6)A letter of support from the project advisor or department is the final attachment. Supplemental material for the project may also be attached if needed, such as approval from facilities or conceptual designs.
 
 
 
Procedure
 
Completed applications must be received by February 1st for spring proposals or September 1st for fall proposals. Applicants will be notified of decisions through email or phone provided in the Project Proposal Form.
 
 All individual students, student organizations, or campus groups are eligible to submit a proposal. Students will need a Project Director to supervise the project and manage finances. Directors may be faculty, staff, or administrators. 
Proposals must be aimed at making new changes at UAH, and must be on campus. Savings generated must not go towards profits for groups or individuals, salaries, or donations to charitable organizations. 
 
To apply, please fill out the  Project Proposal Form and contact the campus Sustainability Coordinator:
 
Haley Hix
256.824.2545
Physical Plant Building 110G
 
 
Projects Timeline
February 1st Deadline for spring proposals 
February 11th Spring awards announced
April 1st Spring project evaluations
September 1st Deadline for fall proposals
September 11th Fall awards announced
November 1st Fall project evaluations