ASUNM Green Fund

April 15, 2013

ASUNM proposes ‘green fund’

Money would pay for student-led sustainability projects on campus

 

ASUNM wants more funding for sustainability initiatives on campus.

In a meeting Wednesday, the senate unanimously passed Resolution 11S, which requests that UNM President Robert Frank form a committee of various UNM representatives to develop a proposal to create a student-governed “green” fund.

The proposal was created by Sens. Brandon Meyers, Isaac Romero, Rachel Williams; ASUNM Chief of Staff Gregory Montoya-Mora; Office of Sustainability coordinator and former Student Regent Jacob Wellman; and Residence Life eco rep Allix Stewart.

The green fund would support the efforts of the Climate Action Plan, which former UNM President David Schmidly signed in 2009 as part of an effort to reduce waste, energy usage and emissions on campus. Wellman said the University aims to decrease 80 percent of its carbon emissions by 2030 and to be 100 percent climate neutral by 2050. Read more...