MESS (Kentucky) looks toward sustainability fee

The Murray Environmental Student Society is working to implement a $1 to $15 green fee that will be added on to student tuition and will help fund future sustainable projects on campus, but the fee will only come to fruition if there is adequate student support.

While there is no definite timeline yet, Caleb Johnson, senior from Bowling Green, hopes that the group will have made serious progress in its endeavor by next fall.

The money from the fee would be put toward energy conservation methods and technology, renewable energy sources, and fresh, local food for Winslow Dining Hall and the Thoroughbred Room. Most of the money would go to support the Murray State Sustainability Committee, which works to create a more sustainable campus.

The Committee is currently in the early stages of adding solar panels to Murray State’s energy grid.

Read the full article on the Murray State website.