What is the green fee?
All full-time students pay a $10 Sustainable Campus Fee, commonly known as the Green
Fee, each fall and spring semester. This fee was initiated by students and began in
2007. The purpose of the fee is to support projects and practices that make our campus
more energy efficient, environmentally friendly and sustainable.
In the spring of each year, the Sustainable Campus (Green) Fee Committee, with representation
from students, faculty and administration, invites proposals for use of the fee. The
committee then makes recommendations for funding, which must be approved by the president.
The committee has also invited all students, faculty and staff to submit ideas on
how the fee could be used to make our campus more sustainable. In 2010 approximately
70 members of the campus community submitted ideas, many of which are represented
in funded projects.
For more information on the Green Fee, contact the Office of the Associate Vice President
for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, 901/678-2188.
Projects funded by the Sustainable Campus Fee (Green Fee) for 2012-13:
Green Internships – Undergraduate internships involving campus or community partners to enhance the
student’s understanding of sustainability and to assist in the organization’s efforts
to promote sustainability.
Tiger Blue Goes Green 2012 – Event open to all student, faculty and staff, promoting environmental initiatives.
TIGUrS Garden – Demonstration urban garden that demonstrates environmental and economic sustainability.
Campus Sustainability Initiative – Promotes living a sustainable lifestyle with ease through recycling and conservation
Green Space and Pavilion - Area on the south side of the Admin building that will be turned into a green space
with a pavilion and pergola.
Rhoades Car – Four-wheel bike that drives like a car.
Master Plan Consulting - Analysis of the existing technology environment and the development of a master plan.
Chemical Recycling Project - Establishment of a solvent recovery/recycle program in an effort to help minimize
the amount of hazardous waste generated within the Chemistry Department.
Tiger Bikes Program - Bicycle share program available for use by students.
Green Campus Network Program – Student leadership program designed to deploy energy efficiency solutions on campus.
Hybrid SUV – Accelerating switch from gas fleet to a more sustainable fleet.