In 2009, a Green Fund was created to fund a sustainability manager position at UNBC and to provide Green Grants for sustainability initiatives. The money comes from a levy on parking fees – itself an attempt to encourage the use of alternative (non-automobile) transportation to and from the campus. All members of the UNBC community - students, faculty, and staff – can submit project proposals to the green fund.
Between May 2010 and August 2012, there have been seven Green Fund proposal intakes; three every year since the first intake in May 2010. In all, 39 proposals have been submitted to date, with 11 being successful and receiving funds for their implementation.