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The Forest

Survey on new Green Fund

Student Government is requesting student input on the new Green Fund initiative, which seeks to institute more sustainable and energy-efficient practices on campus.

Over the past couple of weeks, Student Government has been discussing the creation of a Green Fund.  This fund would support the implementation of various green initiatives on campus. Examples of green projects in other institutions include energy efficient light bulbs, low flow toilets, and motion sensors in various campus buildings.

Student Government values sustainable practices and supports the efforts towards creating a more green campus. Green Funds already exist in other schools in our Conference, the American Colleges of the Midwest (ACM).  By implementing this fund Lake Forest College will join the ranks of other leaders of green initiatives in the ACM.

Student Government is recommending an increase of $20 to the Student Activity Fee to support the Green Fund. In addition to the initiatives mentioned above, the hope of Student Government is that this fee increase will justify itself through energy savings during the upcoming years.

Both President Schutt and Chris Ellertson, VP for Enrollment, have already spoken in support of this student led initiative.  Moreover, the office of Admissions has expressed that incoming generations of college students are seeking institutions with sustainable practices and green initiatives.

Student Government does not want to vote on this Student Activity Fee increase without proper student feedback and encourages all students to submit their input to Student Government by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W6XMZZ3.

Ultimately, this is your college experience and, thus, your voice and input needs to be recognized and included in our conversations. I would like to invite all students who are interested on this topic to attend our upcoming Student Government meetings.  Meetings are every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Library, room 221. Student Government will vote on a resolution for this Student Activity Fee increase at our meeting on Thursday, November 2nd. 

I also encourage you to contact your elected Representatives and share your individual concerns with them before they vote on this resolution.  You will find them below:

Class of 2018

Lauren Bell  

Charmaine (Diane) Chung


Class of 2019

Amalie Ausland-Bjerkely

Dakota Ducar

Robert Simonvic


Class of 2020

Conner Castleberry

Christopher Fischer

Hakob Parsamyan

Cole Pedro

Class of 2021

Cristina Casado

Uche (Blessing) Okeke

Egor Plotnikov

Evan Weller

Deerpath Hall

Evangeline Bero


Cleveland Young Hall

Casey Booth Desnoyers


Nollen Hall

Zachary Jenkins

Gregory Hall

Hayley Kennedy

Harlan Hall

Nicholas Slater

McClure Hall

Kennedy Strombeck

Lois Hall

Amy (Xinyu) Wang

Blackstone Hall

Nicholas Wheeler

Commuter Senators

Helen Brinckerhoff

Yaseen Younus



Thank you all for your time and as always you can reach out to me with any questions or concerns.