Last year, Georgia Southern University students voted to approve the Green Fee, a $10 fee that is added to the student activity fees.
The fee was implemented at the start of the fall 2013 term, and the money raised will be used to make GSU a more eco-friendly and sustainable university.
The specifics of the Green Fee have yet to be revealed but part of the proceeds from the Green Fee will go towards retrofitting buildings on campus to allow for more efficient use of water and energy.
Another portion of the proceeds will go towards hiring more staff for GSU’s Center for Sustainability (CfS), which is responsible for overseeing sustainability curriculum for GSU students.
“We have big plans for the Green Fee money,” Dr. Lissa Leege, director of the CfS, said.