Starting on January 1st for 100 days I will be posting 100 innovative examples of how business schools around the world are engaging in sustainability and the SDGs. This acts as a complementary resource to my latest book, The Future MBA: 100 Ideas for Making Sustainability the Business of Business Education.
The students of the University of South Florida Saint Petersburg Campus in the US lobbied the Board of Governors of the Florida State University system to set up a Student Green Energy Fund. The student-led and student-funded initiative is used to support “green energy” projects on campus. Approved in 2011, each student pays a $1 fee per credit hour, the source of revenue for the fund. A student led committee oversees the fund and determines how it will be used by soliciting project proposals from the campus community and voting on the ones that should receive funding. Projects include refillable water bottle stations, solar energy phone charging stations and bike sharing schemes. Click here to learn more.