Green Energy Fee Grant Program: Get Involved

Five Ways You Can Participate:

1. Apply for a Grant

Once you have an idea, gather a team, and start researching the feasibility and logistics of your idea. Go to the Apply page for more information on the application process.


2. Join the GEF Committee

This is the student, staff and faculty committee that allocates funding for Green Energy Fee projects. The Committee has two student openings every year. Applications are due in May for serving on the Committee beginning in the fall. You can find the applications on the AS website.

3. Submit your idea

Have great idea but don't have much time to be involved yourself? Submit your idea on our Ideas page. We will share these ideas at Green Energy Fee Idea Labs or Info Sessions for folks who want to be involved, but are still looking for that perfect idea.


4. Volunteer

The Green Energy Fee Grant Program often has opportunities for students to help with project research, signage, or events. If you're interested in being on our volunteer list, send an email to the GEF Education Coordinator at 

5. Take CSPS

Do you have a really big project idea that needs some time to be developed? Sign up for the Campus Sustainability Planning Studio (CSPS) course through Huxley. This class revolves around forming a research team to help solve sustainability issues at Western and beyond. If you don't have a GEF grant proposal idea now, you'll be bound to come up with one once in class.



Nate White, GEF Grant Program Coordinator
Phone: (360)650-4501

Alyssa Mac Donald, GEF Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (360)650-4501

Colin Ridgley, GEF Education Coordinator
Phone: (360)650-4501

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