Are you going to let Bowling Green out-GREEN us, Rockets? Didn’t think so!
That’s right, I’m talkin’ to YOU! Read on to learn how you can give two minutes and five dollars to make a real difference in the health of our planet… and show those Falcons that UT cares in the process!
Whether this is your first semester or your seventh, the first week can be a trying time indeed. First, of course, there are the matters of trying to learn your new schedule, locating all your classes (lookin’ at you, U-Hall…), and staying on top of that homework that is somehow already piling up. Plus, there’s way more to the first week than academics; if you’re like me, you’re busy refining your strategy for locating a parking spot, seeing your friends and classmates again after a summer away, and trying to schedule yourself some time to eat, sleep, and breathe, too.
But I’ve got some good news for you, Rockets! Amongst all the uproar of the first week, you are being presented with an incredible opportunity. It will only take you two minutes. It’s all online – if you’re reading this now, you’ve got all the tools you need. And, best of all, it will help to literally save the world!
Since last semester – while you were out catching rays, lounging at the beach, or on a grand summertime adventure - a team of dedicated and sustainability-minded students and faculty has been working tirelessly to bring you the brand-new UT Student Green Fund. This amazing program is modeled after several from other college campuses nationwide – including our good ‘ol neighbors of I-75, Bowling Green. The initiative asks each student to opt-in to an optional $5 extra fee on their bill, and these funds are pooled, to be used in the designing and implementation of sustainability projects around campus. Any Rocket with a “green heart” and a good idea can apply to use these funds to help make our beautiful campus a more sustainable place to live and learn! Bowling Green’s Student Green Fund has been wildly successful, with a huge portion of their student body giving $5 to this important cause. I won’t talk numbers, but let’s just say that they’re putting us to ecological shame right now. We can’t let them out-green us, can we?! Let’s show those Falcons that we mean business with our Green Fund, too!
So are we gonna we raise these funds? That’s where we need YOUR help, Rockets! The Student Green Fund is LIVE and ready for your donation! We’re asking each and every student to opt-in to this optional $5 contribution. Skip your Chipotle for one day and contribute to something that will truly make a huge difference in your community! But act swiftly – the last day to opt-in and donate to the Student Green Fund is next Monday, September 3rd! We’re off to a good start, but if we want to make an impact on our campus and prove to the world (and to B-G!) that Rockets truly care about their planet, we need every last Rocket and Rockette to opt-in! Please, opt-in NOW!
To opt-in to this $5 addition to your bill, just log on to your myUT portal. Locate the “Student Green Fund” link under the heading “My Registration Steps,” under the “My Toolkit” menu to the left of your screen. Just select “Fall 2012″ and agree to opt-in! See, wasn’t that easy?
Thanks for your help, Rockets! For more information about the Student Green Fund, visit http://www.utoledo.edu/offices/auxiliary/green_fund/index.html.
Be sure to ‘like’ us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/UTGreenFund!
If you have any questions or want to share your idea for a possible sustainability project, email UTGreenFund@utoledo.edu.