Illinois Green Fund & Student Sustainability Committee (SSC)
The Illinois Green Fund (IGF) is currently the largest university sustainability funding pool in North America and is stewarded by the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC), a group of undergraduate and graduate students dedicated to building a more sustainable campus. With the partnership of a team of staff and faculty members, SSC allocates $1.59 million annually toward the development and seed-funding of projects that have an environmental impact on the university community. The fund is financed through the collection of two student initiated fees, the Cleaner Energy Technologies Fee and the Sustainable Campus Environment Fee. By providing consultation, thought leadership, and funding, the IGF and SSC empower Illinois students, staff, and faculty to be changemakers in sustainability.
Since 2008, SSC has allocated $16.7 million toward funding 353 projects that have made an impact in sustainability!