A $5 per term ($15/year) Sustainability Fee, was proposed and approved by students. The fee was approved by the Board of Trustees in February 2012. Green Roots, the University Committee on Sustainability, (or a representative from the committee) will play an advisory role for distributing and investing the fund. The Sustainability Fee has been collected beginning Fall 2012, and is scheduled for assessment and possible renewal after three years. All proposals must be for infrastructural changes, defined as physical facilities or installations contributing to the operation of the university. All proposals must have a positive financial return of better than twelve years.