The SCSU Campus Green Fund was established to support campus greening efforts, with an emphasis on creating opportunities for students to engage in applied solutions that reduce the environmental impacts of campus operations.
The Green Fund has supported SCSU sustainability internships and fellowships, as well as the Campus Community Garden and Urban Oasis project for bird- and pollinator-friendly habitat restoration at Beaver Pond.
Day of Caring
Your donation to the Southern Green Fund supports sustainability internships open to Southern students in any academic discipline. Guided by Suzie Huminski and Heather Stearns at the Sustainability Office, the sustainability intern team leads campus food recovery and donation to soup kitchens, the campus community garden and pollinator pathway, Southern's greenhouse gas emissions inventory, two campus reuse stores, environmental restoration in underserved neighborhoods, furniture donation to non-profits, social media and communications.
Sustainability interns work as a team and learn professional skills through direct experience in all stages of project planning, implementation and evaluation. Since 2013, more than 70 students have completed sustainability internships at Southern and have gone on to attend Masters and PhD programs, and launched careers in the solar industry, waste management, water utilities, municipal planning, sustainability consulting, healthcare, and teaching professions.