Green Action Fund

The Green Action Fund provides an opportunity for the K-State campus to:

  • Fund needed projects that improve K-State's sustainability performance
  • Enhance the student interaction with sustainability by making the K-State campus a living classroom. 
  • Empowers students through student-driven projects in sustainability by providing a source of funding, guidance, hands-on experience and networking.
  • Supporting the K-State 2025 strategic plan by weaving sustainability into all aspects of Kansas State University. 

In order to be funded, projects must have a component of direct student involvement, improve K-State's sustainability performance in meaningful and cost-effective ways, and have a campus department or unit partner to manage project funding. All proposals should comply to the Green Action Fund Proposal Guidelines

Funding comes from the Student Governing Association through the Student Centered Tuition Enhancement fund. For a complete description of the fund, read the Kansas State University Green Action Fund (TFAG) Charter and By-Laws. The fund is managed by a committee of students, faculty, and staff, and the committee reports to the Office of Student Activities and Services on the use and impact of funds.  For more information or clarification of the Fund and funding process, contact the Office of Sustainability.

All funding for the 2013-14 school year has been allocated, and the Green Action Fund committee is awaiting word from the Student Centered Tuition Enhancement fund whether it will receive an allocation for the 2014-15 school year.  Thanks to all those who submitted proposals.  If you were not able to submit a proposal this year but have an idea you would like to develop, the committee encourages you to continue developing your proposal idea in anticipation of funding for next year.

2013-14 Green Action Fund Proposals

ProposalContactDepartment/officeProject status
Solar RooftopsDaniel BostromEnergy and Environment ProgramFUNDED
Solar Cart Andrea BlairStudent Access CenterFUNDED

The Meadow: Informal Learning through Experiences of Landscape and Art

Zak Ratajczak, Caleb Melchior, Katie Kingery-PageMarianna Kistler Beach Museum of ArtFUNDED
Re-Envisioning Campus CreekJessica Canfield, Tim Keane, Ph.D.Landscape Architecture/Regional & Community PlanningFUNDED
Seaton Hall Lower Green Roof Rainwater Harvesting Cistern ProjectKathryn Douglass, Lee Skabelund, Dede Brokesh, Edwin Brokesh, Anil PahwaLandscape Architecture/Regional & Community Planning, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Electrical & Computer EngineeringFUNDED
EcoFestKathryn DouglassK-State Engineers Without BordersPARTIALLY FUNDED
Bicycle maintenance and water bottle filling stationsClinton Johnson, Trey O'Connell, Kyle Hammel, Lauren Billinger, Steve Martini, Daniel SchapaughRecreational Services FUNDED

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