The University of Toronto’s Environmental Resource Network (UTERN) is a levy organization that operates as a funding body and as a networking hub for any person, group or club within the university community interested in sustainability and environmentalism on campus. UTERN membership is open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni from any of the three campuses at the University of Toronto.
UTERN receives a 50-cent levy from all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in full-time and part-time studies at the University of Toronto. We focus primarily on funding initiatives that pertain to sustainability and the environment at U of T.
* Encourage and aid environmental projects.
* Encourage and inform environmental practices and sustainability across all three university campuses (UTM, UTSC and UTSG).
* Improve communications and encourage partnership on environmental issues.
The levy began in the spring of 2003, when UTERN proposed a fifty cent levy for all undergraduate students to create an annually renewed environmental fund to support student-led environmental projects on all three U of T campuses. The levy passed in a student referendum, and took effect in the fall term of 2003, generating a total of approximately $40,000 and more every year. The levy is completely refundable for those unable, or unwilling, to pay.
In the winter of 2013, UTERN officially signed the Memo of Agreement (MOA) with the Graduate Student’s Union (GSU) at U of T. Thus, UTERN currently provides resources and services to all students at University of Toronto across all three campuses.
We welcome all funding applications from all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Toronto.