Green Fee Proposal

Honestly I think that there have been some incredibly viable and productive ideas that have both been produced in this class and through past Green Fee proposals. Obviously plastic waste and the absurd amount of disposable cups that go through this campus could be the most plausible, but I think competition needs to be inherent within these projects. Something like using an existing program, coffee stamp cards maybe, and every time you bring a reusable coffee mug to Starbucks or Dutch you get a punch on your card. The person with the most amount of completed cards could receive declining or have a more legitimate prize which could further motivate the students. In the end there is a lot left to be done, I found a very interesting report on sustainable College Campuses in America that lists Green Mountain College as the most sustainable campus in America.

3 thoughts on “Green Fee Proposal

  1. I think this is a really good idea. Every time someone gets coffee or tea in starbucks a plastic straw, lid, and cup is used. If there was some sort of incentive to bring a reusable cup to starbucks then hopefully more and more of the students would follow along.

  2. I really like this idea. I agree that there are a lot of “green” ideas already put into place, and most people are driven by competition, whatever competition that may be. I think this is a really great way to get people motivated and excited about acting sustainably.

  3. I like the idea of punch cards. Punch cards are already effective at getting people to purchase more items with the incentive of eventually getting a free item. I think using cards would get students motivated to act sustainably, especially if there was some sort of prize involved.

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