The Mercyhurst Sustainability Fund began as an initiative from the 2006-07 student Green Team. Members of the Green Team successfully campaigned for the fee through petitions (with over 1,000 students signing) and a 2-1 student referendum vote. Initially, the fee was called the “Student Green Energy Fee.”
The fund was eventually renamed the “Mercyhurst Sustainability Fund” so that it could have boarder impacts on Mercyhurst’s efforts toward sustainability. Each student on the Erie Campus currently pays $5.00 per semester. The fund is administered by a Review Board consisting of students, staff, administrators, and faculty. The review board meets periodically to review proposals, which may be submitted by any Erie Campus community member.
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To apply for a Sustainability Fund Grant, contact the sustainability coordinator, Sarah Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.