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SOS Budget 2010/2011

LIST OF FUNDED PROPOSALS


PROJECT TITLE PROJECT COST
Academic Buildings-Water Bottle Filling Stations $18,000
Grounds Maintenance Compost Tea Brewer $6,800
Residence Hall Duplex Printer Expansion $12,380
Expanding the Aldo Leopold Bicycle Program $2,250
Toward a Bike Friendly UW-Eau Claire $2,100
UWEC Campus Garden: Enhancing Sustainability
Through Food Production and Practices
$6,930
E-Waste Receptacles at UW-Eau Claire $2,750
UWEC Water Quality Assessment $5,321.40
HigherGround LED Lighting $43,500
Recycling Awareness Program $6,500
UWEC Commitment to Paper Reduction Project:
Reducing Waste, Energy Consumption and
Our Collective Carbon Footprint
$21,789.50
Adoption of the Little Niagra $3,321
Green Revolution $29,970.20
TOTAL $161,612.20

PROJECT SUMMARY:

Academic Buildings – Water Bottle Filling Station $18,000

The scope of this project replaced twelve (12) water fountains, 1 or 2 in each academic building throughout campus, with new "EZ H2O to go!" Bottle Filling Stations (also a handicap accessible drinking fountain). Features include fill rate of 1.1 gallons per minute of chilled water, a Green Ticker that informs users of number 12 oz. bottles saved from landfills.  Nine drinking fountain areas were replaced in the following locations:

Haas Fine Arts: One on 1st floor

Hibbard Humanities Hall: One on 1st floor
Schneider Hall: One on 1st floor
Schofield Hall: One on 1st floor and one on the garden level
Nursing: One on 1st floor
Human Sciences and Services: One on 1st floor
McIntyre Library: One on 2nd floor and one in the 2nd floor lounge area
Old Library: One on 1st floor
Phillips: One on 1st floor
Mc Phee Physical Education Center: One on 1st floor


Residence Hall Duplex Printer Expansion $12,380

Housing & Residence Life is sought funds for the start-up costs of fully implementing duplex printing in the residence hall labs.  All ongoing costs of this project were adopted and maintained by Housing & Residence Life.

HigherGround LED Lighting $43,500

Project allowed for HigherGround to replace their lighting system and go completely LED. The project also allowed energy monitors to be added to the entire club entertainment systems.

UWEC Commitment to Paper Reduction Project: Reducing Waste, Energy Consumption and Our Collective Carbon Footprint $21,789.50

Project sought funding for10 duplex printers for general access use for the library and the main campus. The HP duplex printers while in sleep mode uses only 12 watts, instant-On Technology allows the printer to wake up in seconds and start printing. In addition, there is a 50% energy savings as compared to the older printers.

Green Revolution $29,970.20

Green Revolution technology was installed onto University Recreation & Sport Facilities’ 22 Star Trek Pro indoor cycling bikes.  The technology transfers human energy generated from riding an indoor cycling bike to electrical energy that’s put back into the grid.

Grounds Maintenance Compost Tea Brewer $6,800

Funding was allocated to purchasing a compost tea brewer used to improve the health of the soil and plants by using actively aerated compost tea. This reduces water usage, reduced fertilizer applications, reduced insecticide, herbicide and fungicide applications, and exposure to chemicals to all campus employees, staff, students and wildlife.

Expanding the Aldo Leopold Bicycling Program $2,250

Funding was allocated to purchasing six bicycles to the Aldo Leopold Bicycle Rental Program.

Toward a Bike Friendly UWEC $2,100

Funding was allocated for research for moving UW-Eau Claire towards being a bike friendly campus.  Funds supported two student researchers who worked with Dr. Robert Eierman and purchased supplies.

UWEC Campus Garden: Enhancing Sustainability Through Food Production and Practices $6,930

Funding was allocated towards hiring a student garden manager to maintain the campus vegetable garden.  Funding was also used for the purchase of eight raised beds, honey bees and fruit trees.

E-Waste Receptacles at UW-Eau Claire $2,750

Funding was allocated towards purchasing E-waste receptacles, two located in the Hilltop Center, and the McIntyre Library.  E-Waste is brought to First Choice Recycling Center.

Recycling Awareness Program $6,500

Allocations went towards funding an annual recycling program targeted toward freshman, but open to all students, during the month of September during Cube Fest. Funding supported workshops and the purchase of reusable water bottles.

Adoption of the Little Niagara $3,321

Funding was allocated towards supplies for the composition of the river, as well as the pH and temperature. This project allowed for students to gather and analyze the information.

UWEC Solar Site Assessment $1,828

Funding was allocated to H&H for a campus wide solar site assessment; a detailed report was produced showing the likelihood of solar installation at UWEC.


BUDGETS AND NARRATIVES:

Below are funded proposals submitted by various student organizations that applied for the SOS green fund, attached is the proposal outline that was used by the various student groups

Adoption of Little Niagara
    -Budget
    -Project Narrative

UW-EC Commitment to Paper Reduction Project: Reducing Waste, Energy Consumption and Our Collective Carbon Footprint
    -Budget
    -Project Narrative
 
Recycling Awareness Program
    -Budget
    -Project Narrative
 
HigherGround LED Lighting
    -Budget
 
Grounds Maintenance Compost Tea Brewer
    -Budget
    -Project Narrative

Residence Hall Duplex Printer Expansion
    -Budget
 
Academic Buildings- Water Bottle Filling Stations
    -Budget
E-waste Receptacles at UW - Eau Claire
    -Budget
 
HGSA Environmental History Forums
    -Budget
 
Campus Garden and Edible Landscapes
    -Budget
 
Campus-Wide Solar Energy Assessment
    -Budget
 
The Green Revolution
    -Budget
 
CFL Swap
    -Budget
 
Earth Week
    -Budget
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