A STUDENT PROPOSED FUND TO STIMULATE SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS ON CLEMSON'S CAMPUS. BY PROVIDING FUNDING FOR STUDENT PROJECTS, THE STUDENT SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE EMPOWERS STUDENTS TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF CLEMSON'S SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS. RAISED OVER $15,000 to date. CO-FOUNDER.
STUDENT SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE
This campaign began two years prior to my involvement, but had trouble getting traction with decision makers on campus. I had a limited role at this time. Then, over the summer I attended a six-week training program at the headquarters of Greenpeace in Washington, D.C. When I came back to school in the Fall, I decided to reinvigorate this initiative and take the leadership role for it. Along with organizing a team of petitioners that collected over 1500 petitions from students, I presented the initiative to student government, networked with sustainability directors across the country and co-sponsored the resolution. It was a long, long process. The SSI was officially supported by the Undergraduate Student Government in 2012 and implemented by the administration in Fall of 2013. I served on the first Green Fund Committee to help manage the funds and represented the initiative throughout each stage.
During sophomore year, I co-founded Clemson University's Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI). The SSI is funded through an optional fee on tuition for graduate & undergraduate students. Funds raised support student-led sustainability projects with capital and advisement.
Clemson University has set ambitious goals for becoming a more sustainable university - the SSI empowers students to lead the charge in meeting these goals. We want innovation and change to emerge from the student body and then influence decision makers, not the other way around. I created the official website with Strikingly, designed almost all of the marketing material, and was the primary contact point for the initiative while at Clemson.
ROLE CO-Founder And GRAPHIC DESIGNER
IMPACT Raised > $15,000 for STudent Projects on Campus
SKILLS GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING, INTERFACING WITH DECISION MAKERS, GRAPHIC DESIGN, LEADERSHIP, STORYTELLING
The official resolution from Clemson University Undergraduate Student Government and the Sustainability Fee on the official student tuition bill.
Throughout the campaign to bring this initiative into reality, I produced a handful of media assets using the SSI logo (created by a design student at Clemson).