13 Aug '13, 5pm

What's a student green fee? Here's the scoop:

Tuition increases are usually met with contention as the cost of higher education continues to rise. Nevertheless, many students across the country are lobbying for their school to institute a student green fee. Student green fees allow college campuses to finance sustainability initiatives and projects that may not have been possible otherwise. During my spring semester at Agness Scott College, I was able to play an integral part in passing and implementing a student green fee on my campus. Our student senate approved the increase of the student activity fee by $10 to go toward green efforts. One of the benefits of a student green fee is that it allows schools to target specific areas of sustainability.During the preliminary stages of researching green fees for Agnes Scott, it became clear that many schools utilized these funds for purchasing renewable energy or to go tow...

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