Green Fund Projects
The Green Fund Committee focuses on the impact a proposal would have on BGSU's three main sustainability goals: reduction of emissions, waste reduction and resource conservation, and outreach and awareness. It is in the nature of many sustainability projects to take an extended period of time from initial proposal to project completion. In order for the Green Fund Committee and University to continue advancing in sustainability, it is important to acknowledge what has been successful and what could be improved in the future.
Below are examples of success proposals that have been approved by the Green Fund.
Green Fund Projects
New Shuttle Buses Propane Conversion
Approved proposal ($92,101) to fund the purchasing of propane conversion kits for the new fleet of shuttle buses from the Groome Transportation firm.
Electric Ice Edger Slater Family Ice Arena
Approved proposal ($3,000) to fund the purchasing of a 100% electric ice edger manufactured by The Zamboni Company for the Slater Family Ice Arena.
Bowling Green Alternative Break (bGAB) Mess Kits
Approved project ($522) to fund the purchasing of reusable silverware and cookware for students participating in BG Alternative Break Trips.
Exterior Illumination LED Upgrade--Phase 1
Approved proposal ($254,150) to fund the purchasing and installation of energy efficient LED lighting across old campus.
BGSU Commitment to Solar Energy
Approved proposal to dedicate ($500,000) to the development of large-scale, on-campus solar array(s) with generation capacity of 1MW or more.
Post-Consumer Composting Pilot
Approved proposal ($24,804) to fund a pilot project to collect post-consumer food waste at Carillon Place.
BGSU Electric Vehicle Pilot Project
Approved proposal ($5,000) to fund help fund a purchase of a 100% electric SUV manufactured by BYD Motors, Inc.
LED Coral Tank Lighting
Approved proposal ($4,014.70) to fund the purchasing of energy efficient LED lighting systems for BGSU Marine Lab coral tanks.
Sustainability BGSU SOAR
Approved proposal ($400) to purchase a solar-powered backpack for raffle to incentivize participation.
South Hall Native Plantings
Approved proposal ($22,500) to fund University Architect & MKSK designed native landscaping feature to surround newly renovated South Hall.
Student Recreation Center Pool Area LED Lighting Upgrade
Approved proposal (50% of project; up to $50,000) to fund LED Lighting for Rec Center Pool
Campus Waste Audit
Approved proposal (373.76) to fund a Waste Audit in the Union Oval.
Plastic Bag Recycling Stations
Approved Proposal ($1,400) to fund a pilot project for recycling plastic bags on campus with two stations located in BTSU and Falcon Heights Residence Hall.
Clean, Green Recycling
Approved proposal ($16,500) to fund a hybrid box truck in partnership with Campus Operations to reduce the carbon footprint of BGSU's recycling program in addition to educating the campus community on low emission vehicles.
Life Science Refill Stations
Approved proposal ($1,250) to fund two new water bottle refilling station retrofits to the Life Science Building.
Renewable Energy Feasibility Study
Approved proposal (50% of cost; up to $50,000) to hire an engineering firm to complete a "Campus Renewable Energy & Sustainability Feasibility Study"
Green FUN'd Run
Approved proposal ($1,500) to fund a 5k run/walk to educate BGSU community on Student Green Intiatives Fund and global climate change.
Student Recreation Center LED Lighting Upgrade
Approved proposal ($18,745) to fund a LED lighting upgrade for the Rec Center.
Perry Field House LED Lighting Upgrade
Approved proposal ($30,000) to update LED Lighting at the Perry Field House.
Green Roof Bike Rack BGSU Campus
Approved proposal ($8,500) to help fund a bike rack on campus.