Green Fund Offers Sustainability Problem-Solving Workshop on Nov. 13

green-fundThe University of Mississippi Green Fund Committee will host a sustainability problem-solving workshop on Nov. 13 to help participants identify sustainability issues and explore realistic solutions.  The workshop’s activities will ultimately help students, faculty, and staff write competitive Green Fund proposals to submit during the spring funding cycle. The workshop will also help individuals who have ideas related to a sustainability project, but aren’t sure which steps to take next.

The workshop will take place on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Lamar Hall and is open to all students, faculty, and staff.

The UM Green Fund supports innovative sustainability projects on campus. Funded projects go through a competitive proposal process, during which committee members evaluate project ideas on impact, visibility and feasibility. Past projects funded by the Green Fund include the establishment of the UM Compost Program, the installation of native plants on a potion of campus, and support of Lenoir Dining’s effort to achieve Green Restaurant Certification.

The workshop will be led by Anne McCauley, assistant director of the Office of Sustainability and Kendall McDonald, Sustainability Fellow in the Office of Sustainability. McCauley is the former chair of the Green Fund Committee and  now serves as the Green Fund Project Implementation Liaison and works with implementing funded projects. McDonald also has extensive experience with successfully carrying out sustainability projects on campus.

The event is free and open to all students, faculty and staff. Anyone who is interested in proposing a sustainability project and would like more information about how to go about this is encouraged to attend. Attendees do not have to have a complete idea of the project they’d like to propose. The workshop will go over best practices for putting together a proposal as well as background research and legwork that should be done to determine if the project is feasible.

Register to attend by clicking  here.

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