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Conference Funding

$100,000 is available each fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) to send students and a faculty/staff advisor to a sustainable or environmentally focused conference, workshop or summit. Post conference, individuals must submit a conference summary to the Student Environmental Initiatives Facilities Fee Committee, with ideas to make campus a more sustainable place to live, learn, and work.

There are a variety of different environmental conferences students are able to apply for, such as the annual AASHE conference, which this year will be held in October in Pittsburgh, PA.

For more information on the 2018 AASHE Conference click this link.

Other examples of environmental conferences are found below, including but not limited to:

To apply for conference funding, fill out the form below.

Conference Funding

Please apply at least 6-8 weeks prior to conference dates to allow time for review, decision making and logistical preparation for the conference. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email Preston Jacobsen (prestonj@utk.edu). Every student must individually apply for funding; no group applications please.
  • (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Major/minor
  • Include their name, title, and email
  • Include conference registration fee, transportation (specify which mode you will be using to get there), and lodging (include name of hotel). These can be estimates.
  • 350 words or less
  • Student Conference Funding comes from the Student Green Fee. This fee is paid by students and is to be used for projects and initiatives that aim to increase sustainability at UTK. How will attending this conference benefit UTK and its effort to become more sustainable? (500 words or less)

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