Townson SGA Adds Green Fee
The student government at the Townson University adopted a “green fund” last week to support student-initiated sustainability projects. The fund will be created from a $2 SGA fee increase approved two weeks ago.
Any student will be able to propose a project, from bike rental programs to LED lighting.
While a number of campuses around the country have green fees or sustainability funds, Townson is hoping to lead the way for the University of Maryland system. Elliot Glotfelty, the student that initiated the SGA resolution, also wanted to ensure students had more of a say in greening the campus.
“I feel like the administrators are throwing around a lot of money but they’re not actually getting student opinions on it, and if we can get student opinions on what money should be allocated towards something like green initiatives, I think it’d be a great opportunity for the SGA,” Glotfelty told The Towerlight.
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