Proposal Process

 

Start something green with the We Mean Green Fund! The WMGF provides project funding for the implementation of on-campus projects that increase and encourage environmental sustainability efforts at UNT. UNT students, faculty, and staff can make their environmentally sustainable ideas a reality on campus by submitting a project proposal to the We Mean Green Fund Committee. Project Teams are responsible for implementing projects if awarded funding. Notably, all project funding is awarded by the student-majority committee, which means the decisions behind this student-funded program are made by students.

WMGF Project Proposals are due in December

*Please contact WeMeanGreenFund@unt.edu to request the editable .docx version of the Project Proposal Template to retain formatting. View the .pdf Project Proposal Template here.

The completed Project Proposal Template is your official proposal to the We Mean Green Fund Committee. Eligible project teams may be asked to deliver a short presentation to the committee. Proposals and presentations will be assessed by the We Mean Green Fund Committee each spring semester. Funding for approved projects is released at the start of each fiscal year in the following fall semester.

If you have an idea for a project that you believe supports the mission of the We Mean Green Fund, use the Formal Proposal Template to describe the project according to the criteria below.

 

The WMGF Committee shall give preference and priority to project proposals that meet the following criteria:

a. Environmental Benefits: Project demonstrates a reduction in UNT’s carbon footprint or provides other environmental benefits such as water conservation, storm water management, biodiversity conservation, waste minimization, etc.

b. Connection to Campus: Project directly addresses environmental sustainability on the University of North Texas campuses in Denton, or in the capacity that on-campus activities directly influence environmental sustainability in the surrounding community.

c. Campus Affiliation: Project proposal is submitted by a UNT student, staff member, and/or faculty member on behalf of an individual or UNT program, organization, office, or department. Non-university affiliated individuals and organizations may not submit proposals.

d. Feasibility and Institutional Support: Project is feasible and has support from appropriate campus individuals and entities. Individual students or student organizations must have the signature of a faculty or staff advisor who is committed to advising throughout project implementation.

e. Appropriateness of Schedule and Budget Request: Project must have a feasible timeline and budget that is clearly defined and is based on research.

f. Student Experience: Project includes opportunities for student involvement and/or will positively impact the student experience.

g. Outreach and Education: Project considers education and outreach opportunities and has included them as part of its implementation plan.

h. Metrics: Project has a clearly defined, measureable outcome, backed by metrics for assessment. Frequency of reporting must also be provided.

i. Self-Sufficiency: Preference will be given to projects that can obtain matching funds from sources beyond the UNT We Mean Green Fund or include a plan for sustained funding.

j. Potential for Broad Application: Project has potential to be scalable across campus.