One of the functions of the Colby College Environmental Advisory Group (EAG) is to provide a venue for students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Colby community to bring environmental/sustainability issues and projects to the attention of the College. The best way for a project or issue to become an agenda item is by emailing a proposal, explained below. Submitting a proposal for a project will not necessarily guarantee a project’s funding or adoption. However, it will ensure that EAG will put the issue on its agenda and consider it.

The Environmental Advisory Group appreciates your concerns and willingness to participate regarding environmental issues here at Colby College. Please email a completed proposal to the best of your knowledge. The more information you supply, the greater the chances your proposed project has in succeeding. If you need assistance in filling out a proposal, feel free to contact the following people:

To submit a request, send an email to sustainability@colby.edu with the following information:

  1. Describe the idea, initiative or program which is being considered. Be sure to identify what would be accomplished, if there are any regulations which govern, and what departments at Colby would be affected.
  2. Describe the existing conditions relative to the proposed project and how the project would improve them.
  3. Describe the categories of ultimate impact of this project (i.e., types of pollution reduced or natural resources preserved) and their significance.
  4. Identify the initial investment required to initiate this project, such as equipment, supplies, advertising and labor.
  5. Identify the total annual resources (like labor) required to perpetuate this program. Who is responsible for sustaining the initiative?
  6. Identify any potential sources of labor or funding, as well as any that have already been secured or applied for, such as grants, sharing programs, volunteer labor or participating organizations.
  7. What is the financial payback for this proposed project, if any?
  8. What are the other (non-financial) paybacks, if any, to the Colby community? What is the benefit to Colby if the proposed project is undertaken, and the ramifications if it is not?
  9. How long do you believe it would take to implement this project?