HSU Energy Independance Fund Memorandum
-M E M O R A N D U M-
DATE: April 30, 2003
TO: Robert C. Schulz, AIA
Director, Physical Services
FROM: Gretchen Kinney
President, Associated Students
SUBJECT: HSU Energy Independence Fund
On behalf of the Associated Students Council, I wish to convey that the
Associated Students is supportive of the HSU Energy Independence Fund.
The concept of the HSU Energy Independence Fund initiated a student fee
of $10 per an academic semester to generate funding for renewable energy
and energy conservation methods which would allow HSU to become
energy independent via conservation and alternative generation, because
the State does not necessarily support the economics of these projects.
The Associated Students feels that the HSU Energy Independence Fund will
further our campus’ reputation as being a leader of sustainable development
with dedication to environmentally conscious actions. However, the
Associated Students is extremely aware that students, who are already
burdened by alternative fee increases, will pay these fees. Accordingly,
we are supportive of a formal student body referendum concerning the
approval of the HSU Energy Independence Fund to take place in Fall 2003.
We hereby recognize that in addition to the student fee component, the
HSU administration would contribute to the fund, net energy savings that
result from projects implemented by the Energy Independence Fund.
Student Fees will not be used in lieu of economically defensible energy
savings projects that can be funded from State sources. Furthermore,
we recognize that a student majority board will control the HSU Energy
Independence Fund. The Associated Students is receptive and supportive
of the HSU Energy Independence Fund going to a student vote in the fall.
Copy: President Rollin Richmond
Vice President Carl Coffey
HSU Sustainable Campus Task Force/Club