The University of Arizona

UA Green Fund

The University of Arizona Green Fund is a unique approach to campus sustainability. Approved by the Board of Regents in 2010, the fund allocates up to $400,000 each year to support projects that make the UA a more sustainable place to live, work, and learn.

Through its Annual Grant and Mini Grant programs, the Green Fund supports sustainability-related projects proposed by any member of the UA community, and encourages collaborations between students, faculty, and staff. The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice provides additional funding via the usual Annual Grant and Mini Grant funding process for projects that provide socially just solutions to environmental problems.

Notably, all grants are awarded by a committee of ten graduate and undergraduate students, which means the decisions behind this student-funded program are made by students.

A complete history of all projects is available via the Proposals page on this site, including original proposals, progress reports, financial data, and any requests filed to change the parameters of a project mid-year.

The submission period for Mini Grant Proposals will begin September 01, 2017 and end April 15, 2018 (or until funding is exhausted).  Learn more about Mini Grant proposals here.

The submission period for Annual Grant Proposals is opened. Learn more about Annual Grant Proposals here.

The Green Fund Rubric can be found here.

The Green Fund annual survey results can be found here.

FUNDING SOURCE

New funding for Academic Year 2017, Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.

Coming from student tuition, some $400,000 is allocated to the UA Green Fund each year.

As a student-funded program, Green Fund grants are available to any member of the UA community, from undergraduates to campus staff. Administering committee is overseen by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Funding procedures adhere to established UA business policies.

Important Dates

December 01, 2017
Open public meeting to vote on Mini Grants and PAR’s that were submitted to GF site by Noon on 11.22.17.
3-4pm, El Portal Saguaro Room, Northwest corner Highland/6th Street.

January 26, 2018
Open public meeting to vote on Mini Grants and PAR’s that were submitted to GF site by Noon on 01.17.18.
3-4pm, El Portal Saguaro Room, Northwest corner Highland/6th Street.

January 29, 2018 @11:59pm
Stop accepting Annual Grant Proposal Applications.
Start accepting Green Fund Committee Applications.

March 02, 2018
Annual Allocation Open Public Meeting to vote on Annual Grants that were submitted by January 29, 2018 at 11:59pm.

The committee will also review Mini Grants and PAR’s that were submitted to GF site by Noon on 02.21.18.
Meeting: 3:30-5:30pm, El Portal Saguaro Room, Northwest corner Highland/6th Street.

March 31, 2018 @ 11:59pm
Stop accepting Green Fund Committee Member applications.

April 06, 2018
Open public meeting to vote on Mini Grants and PAR’s that were submitted to GF site by Noon on 03.28.18.
3-4pm, El Portal Saguaro Room, Northwest corner Highland/6th Street.

April 18, 2018 @ Noon
Stop accepting Green Fund Mini Grant Applications.

April 27, 2018
Last open public meeting to vote on Mini Grants and PAR’s that were submitted to GF site by Noon on 04.18.18.
3-4pm, El Portal Saguaro Room, Northwest corner Highland/6th Street.