Hunter Students Establish Engine for Environmental Action on Campus!

23 Apr

On Friday at 11:59 PM, the polls closed for Hunter College’s Undergraduate Student Government elections. We are excited to announce that an overwhelming majority, 93.8% of students voted in favor of establishing The Green Initiative Fund at Hunter College!

The Green Initiative Fund, based on University of California’s successful model, is a fund that will support innovative environmental projects proposed by members of the Hunter community. TGIF at Hunter will not raise the Student Activity Fee, but reallocate unused funds – approximately $43,000 annually – to advance sustainability on campus. A committee, with a student majority, will review proposals and award grants to projects that promise to reduce Hunter College’s negative environmental impact, create environmental education opportunities, and/or empower students to implement solutions to environmental problems.

On Wednesday, April 21st, Hunter Solar Project, Undergraduate Student Government, NYPIRG, and Hunter’s Chapter of Roosevelt Institute convened a student environmental forum to discuss environmental action on (and off) campus, and brainstorm ideas for future environmental projects for TGIF. The star-studded event included guests from Solar One and the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities.

Check out this group of young, determined environmental leaders, standing by their ideas!


One Response to “Hunter Students Establish Engine for Environmental Action on Campus!”

  1. Thor April 24, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    This is wonderful news for Hunter! You all did great work putting this effort together and carrying it through to the end. Congratulations!

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