Student Sustainability Council
Call for new At-Large members applications for 2015-2016
Applications due by March 5, 2015
At-large Members on the Council have a vote and voice, working with fellow students to ensure that the Environmental Stewardship Fee is spent on programs that accurately represent the voice of the student body as well as promote sustainability on UK’s campus. Council membership requires an average of 1-2 hours per week. Additional information about the position and application requirements are on the form linked below.
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 distribute more than $150,000 for campus sustainability projects this year. Proposals must be received 1 week prior to the monthly meetings. Spring 2015 meeting schedule is below:
Spring 2015 monthly meeting schedule:
Funding proposals due 1 week prior to meeting date.
Tuesday, February 10, 8 p.m. Room 231 of the UK Student Center
Tuesday, February 24, 8 p.m. Room TBD
Tuesday, March 10, 8 p.m. Room 231 of the UK Student Center
Tuesday, April 14, 8 p.m. Room 231 of the UK Student Center
Meetings are open to the public.
Check out projects that the SSC has funded.
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.