Vote for the Wesleyan Green Fund TODAY!!

This semester’s WSA elections are important not only because we are voting in new student leaders, but because we have the opportunity to vote for the new Wesleyan Green Fund.

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The proposed Green Fund would be paid for and controlled by Wes students, and finance a variety of sustainability measures on campus. This is our chance to stop waiting for the administration to do something about sustainability, and take action ourselves. If the resolution passes an optional $15 per semester fee will appear on your bills next fall, collecting hopefully about $75,000 . A committee of students (advised by faculty and staff) will review proposals from students, faculty and staff and decide which projects will receive funding. The money could go towards projects such as installing renewable energy on campus, buying insulation for wood-frame houses or supporting an institutionalized composting system. Tufts, Oberlin, UConn and many other universities have instituted a similar fee and are seeing amazing results.

Please take the time to vote YES to the Wesleyan Green Fund now, by clicking this link: http://wsavoting.wesleyan.edu/

Questions or concerns? Talk to your EON friends about the proposal, or email weseon[at]gmail[dot]com.

Geez, this post kinda made me feel bad because I don’t have any EON friends to talk to. I’m an environmentally-unfriendly social outcast! Dang! Anyway, you really should take the time to go vote, be it YES or NO.

12 thoughts on “Vote for the Wesleyan Green Fund TODAY!!

  1. H5N1

    vote no. there is no part in the plan which says that this student group will notify us each semester to remind us to opt out. it is in their best interest NOT to remind us, due to the opt-out method that they will be using. therefore, this will essentially become an added requirement to everyone’s bills, hidden away in some awkward crevasse of our eportfolios which only a very select few will remember or know to turn off, especially as the years go on.
    if they really cared, they would make it opt-in.

  2. H5N1

    vote no. there is no part in the plan which says that this student group will notify us each semester to remind us to opt out. it is in their best interest NOT to remind us, due to the opt-out method that they will be using. therefore, this will essentially become an added requirement to everyone’s bills, hidden away in some awkward crevasse of our eportfolios which only a very select few will remember or know to turn off, especially as the years go on.
    if they really cared, they would make it opt-in.

  3. H5N1

    vote no. there is no part in the plan which says that this student group will notify us each semester to remind us to opt out. it is in their best interest NOT to remind us, due to the opt-out method that they will be using. therefore, this will essentially become an added requirement to everyone’s bills, hidden away in some awkward crevasse of our eportfolios which only a very select few will remember or know to turn off, especially as the years go on.
    if they really cared, they would make it opt-in.

  4. nona

    2800 undergrads, 300 opt out = 2500 payments of $15 (1 semester)

    2500*15*2 = 75000 (per year)

    i don’t know if that’s what the poster meant, but it makes sense. there might have been some miscommunication.

  5. nona

    2800 undergrads, 300 opt out = 2500 payments of $15 (1 semester)

    2500*15*2 = 75000 (per year)

    i don’t know if that’s what the poster meant, but it makes sense. there might have been some miscommunication.

  6. nona

    2800 undergrads, 300 opt out = 2500 payments of $15 (1 semester)

    2500*15*2 = 75000 (per year)

    i don’t know if that’s what the poster meant, but it makes sense. there might have been some miscommunication.

  7. wharc mittington

    $75 000 / $15 = 5000 fees paid. How does a school of <3000 get 5000 contributions from students?

  8. wharc mittington

    $75 000 / $15 = 5000 fees paid. How does a school of <3000 get 5000 contributions from students?

  9. wharc mittington

    $75 000 / $15 = 5000 fees paid. How does a school of <3000 get 5000 contributions from students?

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