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Student Environmental Fund
Make a donation to the Student Environmental Fund

The Student Environmental Fund was created out of a campaign during the fall of 2008 to establish a green fee at Emory University. This campaign was started by Emory's Student Government Association with help from the Emory Environmental Alliance.

Emory's Student Government Association (SGA) created a survey during this time that was distributed to the whole student body to gauge support for a green fee. Nearly 2,000 Emory students from across the University participated in taking the survey. Through it, the majority of Emory students indicated that they would be personally willing to give extra money with tuition to increase sustainability at Emory; however, the majority also opposed a new mandatory fee outright for every student.

Thus, SGA leaders and campus administration responded by creating the Emory Student Environmental Fund.

Money raised by the Student Environmental Fund is appropriated by a committee of students advised by the Office of Sustainability Initiatives. Student Environmental Fund money may be appropriated at the committee's discretion to purchase/invest in clean renewable energy in the Southeastern United States or fund student driven projects or services that produce measurable benefits to the environment.

Student Environmental Fund projects must demonstrate that they are above and beyond those things Emory is already doing to preserve the environment, and thus, donations will not be offset by reduced spending on environmental preservation by other parts of the university.

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