We connect to the earth as Dancers, Innovators, Farmers, Athletes, Scientists, Community Organizers, Activists and Advocates;

However you understand sustainability or conservation, we encourage you to apply for funding to bring your message to the wider Wesleyan community.

 

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How Does the Green Fund Work?

The Green Fund is comprised of 5-10 committee members. Everyone on the committee is a voting member of the Fund and will sometimes seek the expertise of Jen Kleindeinst in the Office of Sustainability. Our goal is to fund projects that traverse the broad definitions of environmental sustainability that we hope to foster on campus, even if the environmental focus of the initial proposal requires refining. We will meet with every group or individual that submits a proposal and work with them to strengthen their environmental message and expand the reach of their project throughout Wesleyan.

 

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Our Process

 

Apply

However you understand sustainability or conservation, we invite you to apply for Green Fund funding.

 

Funding Meeting

Once you have submitted a funding application, please schedule a time to come to our weekly meeting and present/discuss your project idea. During this meeting you will receive a contact person, who is one of the Green Fund members. They will be the one to email if you have any questions following the meeting and the person who will email you with our decision. 

 

Decision

After the meeting and usually within the evening, your contact person will get back to you about our decision via email. If you are awarded funding, please reference the next step.

 

Meet with Jen

Once you have received an email confirming your awarded funding, please schedule a time to meet with Wesleyan's Sustainability Director, Jen Kleindienst so she can help: purchase anything needed for your project, reimburse funding, help with contracts or W-9 forms. Her office is located in North College on the 4th floor.

 

Report Back

Once your project is complete, please fill out the post-project evaluation form on our website and tell us how your project went! You or your student group can only apply for funding again once you've completed the Post-Project Evaluation Form for your previous project.