Green Fee

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 also invites all students, faculty and staff to submit ideas on how the fee could be used to make our campus more sustainable. Information on submitting proposals can be found here.

For more information on the Green Fee, contact Dr. Daniel Bureau, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs, at 901.678.5271.

PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE GREEN FEE FOR 2017-2018

  • Water Filling Stations on Downtown Law Campus
  • Art in the Best Light: LED Lighting for The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art
  • Tigers Initiative for Gardens in Urban Settings (TIGUrS)
  • Sprayable Solar Cells for Building Exteriors and Windows
  • Student Leadership & Involvement Green Service Intiative
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations on the University of Memphis Campus
  • Blue Scrubs Go Green
  • Green Interns for a Day; formerly Green Internships: Making the University of Memphis Campus & Our Community More Sustainable
  • Tiger Bike Share Program
  • Tiger Blue Goes Green Day 2017
  • Tiger STUFF: Past, Present, and Future
  • University of Memphis Food Recovery & Composting
  • The University of Memphis Sustainability Initiative (includes Lambuth)
  • Tigers Initiative for Gardening in Urban Settings on the Lambuth campus (TIGUrS II)

PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE GREEN FEE FOR 2016-2017

Memphis Campus Projects

  • Campus Sustainability Initiative
  • Food Recovery Program
  • Green Internships
  • Outdoor Recycling Bins for the UC
  • Rose Theatre Bioswale Project (Phase One)
  • Tiger Bikes Program
  • Tiger Blue Goes Green 2016
  • Tigers Initiative for Gardening in Urban Settings (TIGUrS)

Lambuth Campus Projects

  • Lambuth Recycling
  • Tigers Initiative for Gardening in Urban Settings (TIGUrS)

PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE GREEN FEE FOR 2015-2016

Memphis Campus Project

  • Campus Sustainability Initiative
  • Carbon Footprint Reduction Through the Use of
  • Propane as Alternative Fuel: Part III
  • Ecological Enhancement of Park Ave Campus: Part III
  • Food Recovery Network
  • Green Internships
  • iPads for Singers (Theatre Dept)
  • LED Dressing Room and Stage Work (Theatre Dept)
  • Park Green
  • Revisiting the Recycling Zone Project
  • Tiger Bikes Program
  • Tiger Blue Goes Green 2015
  • Tiger Honey
  • Tigers Initiative for Gardening in Urban Settings (TIGUrS)
  • U of M Environmental Health and Justice Conference
  • UCharge: Solar Powered Charging Stations
  • Water Fountain Bottle Retrofit (University Center)

Lambuth Campus Project

  • Green Internships
  • Tigers Initiative for Gardening in Urban Settings (TIGUrS)

Projects funded by the Sustainable Campus Fee (Green Fee) for 2014-15

  • Bike Rack Expansion
  • Campus Sustainability Initiative
  • Carbon Footprint Reduction Through the Use of Propane as Alternative Fuel (Part 2)
  • Ecological Enhancement of Park Avenue Campus (Part 2
  • Green Internships (Memphis and Lambuth campuses)
  • LED Houselight Conversion (Theatre Department)
  • Occupancy Lights for Library Stacks
  • Paperless Stage Management (Theatre Department)
  • Police Bikes
  • Revisiting the Recycling Zone Project
  • Tiger Bikes Program
  • Tiger Blue Goes Green 2014
  • Tigers Initiative for Gardening in Urban Settings (TIGUrS) (Memphis and Lambuth campuses)
  • UofM Environmental Health and Justice Conference