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!

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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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