Students with the finished project

Green Fund

From 2008-2015, the Stanford Student Green Fund provided one-time grant funds for student-led projects that improve sustainability in Stanford’s campus operations. The fund and its grant-reviewing committee empowered students and enabled student-driven projects in sustainability by providing a source of funding, guidance, hands-on experience, and networking. A total of $30,000 per academic year was available to fund projects. For more information about past projects, please view the Green Fund Reports archive or contact Meghan Kearns.

Green Fund Project Requirements

Projects must aim to reduce Stanford’s ecological footprint.

They can directly address environmental sustainability on campus or involve off-campus activities that affect on-campus sustainability. Projects may target such areas as energy efficiency, waste reduction and education.

Projects must have a clearly defined, measurable outcome.

They must provide a way to evaluate project success and allow follow-up, including a report after implementation.

Projects must incorporate publicity, education or outreach.

This means the project must have a component that raises awareness of sustainability issues on campus, such as an article in a Stanford publication or conducting the project in public view.

Projects must include direct student involvement.

Examples include internships, initiatives with student oversight, student research and projects proposed by students.

The program is administered by students with staff and faculty oversight.

Funds are awarded by the Grant-Reviewing Committee, which includes four students, two staff members and one faculty member.