Student Involvement


Student Sustainability Council

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     The Student Sustainability Council was formed to supervise the distribution of the Environmental Stewardship Fee in order to responsibly advance the theory, practice and reality of Sustainability at the University of Kentucky. Any member of the University of Kentucky community can submit a proposal for funding support. If you have an idea for a project that will enhance the culture of sustainability on UK's campus, we encourage you to use our submission form to make us aware of your project.

The SSC will meet for a fall retreat on August 29-30 and will consider proposals at that time. If you have a project that you would like to submit for funding please use the link below. Proposals are due by August 23, 2014. Following the retreat the fall 2014 schedule will be posted here.

Submit a Project

Spring 2014 Meetings and Minutes

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 8pm-10pm. Room 231 UK Student Center.
    Minutes
  • February 11, 8pm-10pm. Room 231 UK Student Center.Minutes
  • February 25, 8pm-10pm. Room 231 UK Student Center.Minutes
  • March 11, 8pm-10pm. Room 231 UK Student Center.
  • April 8, 8pm-10pm. Room 231 UK Student Center.
  • April 22, 8pm-10pm. Room 231 UK Student Center.

  • Fall 2013 Meetings and Minutes

    • Tuesday, December 10, 8pm - 10pm. Room 359 UK Student Center. Minutes.
    • Tuesday, November 12, 8pm - 10pm. Room 359 UK Student Center. Minutes.
    • Tuesday, October 29, 8pm - 10pm (tentative). Room 359 UK Student Center. Minutes.
    • Tuesday, October 15, 8pm - 10pm. Room 359 UK Student Center. Minutes.
    • Tuesday, September 24, 8pm -10pm. Second Floor Conference Room, Commonwealth House, Gaines Center for the Humanities. Minutes.
    • Tuesday, September 10, 8pm - 10pm. Room 203 UK Student Center. Minutes.
    • Saturday, August 31, 12:45-3pm. Robinson Forest Camp. Minutes.

    • 2012-2013 Meeting Minutes


      History

     The Student Sustainability Council (SSC) was founded in 2009 and was charged with the mission of governing the funds collected from the student environmental stewardship fee. Comprised of a select board of students representing a wide range of organizations on campus, the SSC allocates funds for a variety of projects meant to promote sustainability on the University of Kentucky campus.

     The first major task charged to the SSC was the management of the ongoing Sustainability Lecture Series, which was founded in the fall of 2008. Since taking over the lecture series, the SSC collaborated with the Student Activities Board to bring renowned author and environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to campus to speak in front of nearly 2000 students, faculty, staff and community members. The spring lecture series, which was integrated with the annual Earthdays in the Bluegrass celebration, featured writer-activist Jeff Biggers.

Constitution

Statement of Principles