Any group of 3-5 Black Hills State University students may apply. Students collaborate on the proposal, attending any required meetings and events. The group must appoint a student leader to act as the primary contact for the BHSU Sustainability Committee and University administration. There must be at least one faculty advisor for the proposed project.
To be considered, proposals must include two aspects — an educational component and practical implementation of a campus change.
How will your group educate the BHSU campus about sustainability? How do you propose to advocate for campus sustainability? This could be done a number of ways, ranging from educational speakers to a promotional campaign.
Practical change aspect:
How will your group implement a sustainable change on campus? Could you install solar panels? Increase recycling? What will your group do on campus that can make a measurable difference?
All proposals must be able to show measurable success. If your project is implemented, how will the committee know it was successful?
The budget for proposals is $2,500. This must be kept in mind when writing the proposals.
Proposals must be no longer than five pages and include complete details. Please cover the following:
Summarize your ideas.
- What specific sustainability issue will your group address?
- How is that different from what BHSU has done before?
- How will you promote or educate the campus community about sustainability?
- How will your group know if the proposed project is successful?
- Include short biographies of the group members.
Please include a page listing participating students and faculty and their contact information.
Deadline for proposals: Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m.
Groups should submit printed copies of their proposals to the Information Desk in the Student Union.
For more information contact Devin Lynn at Devin.Lynn@yellowjackets.bhsu.edu.