Vote YES for the Green Fee
Help students drive UMass towards a sustainable future
SGA Elections are March 9, 10, and 11.
Vote at the Campus Center (11-5) or online at https://umassamherst.collegiatelink.net
What is the Green Fee Referendum?
- The Green Fee Referendum is a STUDENT INITIATED referendum on the SGA ballot that, if passed, will create a $5 per semester non-waivable Green Fee for undergraduates at UMass. More than 2100 students signed a petition within 5 days in support of placing the referendum on the Spring 2010 SGA Ballot.
- The Green Fee would be used to support fund campus sustainability projects related to student involvement. These could include student trips, speakers, on-campus paid student sustainability internships, the campus eco-rep program, and even student proposed projects.
- The Green Fee would be managed by a majority-student committee. All money collected from the Green Fee would go to a fund managed by a committee of students and supporting faculty and administrators. Students would be in majority on the committee so that this is truly a student-run effort.
- Click here to download the full proposal
Why Vote YES for the Green Fee?
- All initiatives funded by the Green Fee would be directly related to student involvement and benefit OUR campus. Money could go towards student trips, speakers, on-campus sustainability internships, the campus eco-rep program, and student proposed projects.
- To make YOUR ideas a reality! Say, for instance, that you have an idea to make our campus more environmentally or socially responsible (i.e. renewable energy projects, campus gardens, etc.). You could apply for a grant, and then a committee comprised of appointed students and faculty would allocate funds for your project.
- To raise more than $100,000 each semester to drive UMass toward a sustainable future! The money generated by the green fee would go towards sustainability initiatives and programs that directly involve the student body and make our university a more environmentally and socially responsible institution.