The campus student-led organization, Charlotte Green Initiative (CGI), is currently accepting proposals for green projects. Any UNC Charlotte student can write a proposal and submit it for review.

An application can be found on the CGI website which asks for a project description, budget, timeline, and justification. It is necessary to have a faculty advisor to assist in the project and its development, as well as the continuation for future years.

Photo by Leysha Caraballo.
Photo by Leysha Caraballo.

Current projects include bike racks for EPIC and Grigg Hall, an increase in the number of bottle filling stations, and battery charge posts for electric cars. Some CGI completed projects include the Zero Waste Football Stadium and the addition of compost bins across campus. The amount of money allocated for these projects ranges from a few hundred dollars to $30,000.

“Overall, this is the perfect time and method for students to get their ideas heard and make positive change on campus.  Students help support the green fee fund and we want as many as possible to utilize it,” said Head of the CGI Kaitlyn Chapman. “Even if it is still in the early stages. We have the resources available to help bring a good idea into fruition with your help.”

Chapman also went on to say that proposals are not limited to individual students, but that fraternities, sororities and other campus organizations can submit their ideas as a group.

The committee will be reviewing the proposals after the due date Nov. 2. Follow this link for further instructions and to submit yours: