History of the Green Fee

 Referendum 12-01

  • The USUAA Assembly sent a referendum on the Green Fee to the student body. 
    • The Assembly voted 12 in favor, 1 against. 
  • On November 9, 2011, the referendum passed; 167 students voted yes, 122 no, and 29 abstained. 

Bylaw Amendment 12-05

  • The USUAA Assembly passed a bylaw amendment to establish the Green Fee Board on December 2, 2011. 
    • The Assembly voted 11 in favor, 2 against. 

Constitutional Referendum 12-03

  • On February 24, 2012, the USUAA Assembly voted to send a referendum amending the constitution to include the Green Fee Board to the student body. 13 voted in favor, 0 against. 
  • On April 4, 2012, the student body voted 243 in favor and 111 against, while 82 abstained.

Constitutional Amendment #15-18/19

  • On February 28 2015, the USUAA Assembly voted 11-1-1 to present a ballot question to the Spring 2015 USUAA elections that asked students to approve  a constitutional amendment that modified the structure of the Green Fee Board. The same amendment was included in Constitutional Amendment #15-19, which rewrote a substantial portion of the constitution.
  • Five of the seven student seats are no longer appointed by the USUAA President and are instead elected from the student body at large. Moreover, the seat held by the Director of Sustainability was removed and replaced with a general faculty and/or staff seat for a total of two. These seats are now non-voting. The changes also enable the board to spend money directly on the board's own behalf, without waiting for students to submit proposals. These changes will enable the board to better manage long-term projects.


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