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Green Roof Project
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A decade ago, a group of innovative individuals at SIU established the first Green Roof on Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Agriculture Building. We are dedicated to innovation in research and creativity on campus. Our project is transforming the SIU Green Roof into a multidisciplinary innovation hub for hands-on learning and teaching sustainability in the community and providing opportunities for future Salukis to explore their passion!


Our multidisciplinary and cross-university team of undergraduate and graduate students envision a green space for any student, regardless of major, to have opportunities to discover their passions. Our target audience are STEM students for actualizing their design and research. However, instead of asking for projects and involvement, our team is showcasing opportunities through unique engineering projects. These projects have inspired students to pursue renewable energy and sustainability related projects! Click Here to read our current impact

We Need Your Help By Donating Towards Our Student Designed Renewable Energy Projects

Renewable Energy Installation Projects

Solar Photovoltaics:

  • GOAL: install a student designed grid-tied solar energy system on the Agriculture Building. 
  • WHY: Provides a hands-on renewable energy experience. 
  • WHY: Offset campus power consumption. 
  • We will use funds towards planning, equipment purchase, and installation.

Small Wind Turbine:

  • GOAL: install several student-designed small wind turbine on several campus buildings. 
  • WHY: Provides a hands-on renewable energy experience. 
  • WHY: Inspire innovation and a sustainability mindset in students and campus visitors. 
  • We will use funds to purchase generators, metal for manufacturing the mounts, and project installation.

Watch Team Members, Brady Kelkhoff and Gustavo Felicio-Perruci, tell why the College of Engineering's Machine Shop enabled our project to succeed.



SIU Alumni, Austin Little, talks about his involvement with the Green Roof over the years from his research to interests to impact for future students.


Who Is The Green Roof Team?

We are a group of students from various disciplines and universities collaborating together to create change and transform a green space into a multidisciplinary innovation hub. This group is primarily composed of engineering, computer science, and STEM students working on the low-cost engineering projects to show and inspire students of the abundance of opportunities.


Plant biology graduate student, Breanna Whitley, talks about the impact the Green Roof makes socially and environmentally on campus!


Leaderboard
Departments with the Most Gifts!
Check out which department has brought in the most gifts for SIU Day!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 949
2 School of Medicine 369
3 Saluki Athletics 254
4 College of Health and Human Sciences 219
5 College of Agricultural, Life & Physical Sciences 197
6 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts 170
7 College of Engineering 155
8 Marching Salukis (Liberal Arts) 141
9 School of Law 128
10 College of Business and Analytics 125
11 School of Education 124
12 College of Liberal Arts 107
13 Touch of Nature 78
14 Morris Library 76
15 Student Affairs 69
16 SIU Alumni Association 66
17 Strong Survivors 65
18 The Arts (Liberal Arts) 59
19 WSIU Public Broadcasting 56
20 General University Scholarships 54
21 Diversity Initiatives 46
22 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute 43
23 University Museum 33
24 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center 32
25 Green Roof Project 27
26 Graduate School 23
27 University Honors Program 23
28 SIU Press 19
29 SIU Arboretum 17
30 Center for Archaeological Investigations 14
31 Center for International Education 12
32 Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program 10
33 Research 7
34 SIU Wellness and Health Promotion Services 7
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Leaderboard
Departments by Dollars Raised
Check out which Department has raised the most throughout SIU Day!
Rank Department Raised
1 School of Medicine $373,761.00
2 College of Liberal Arts $327,877.00
3 College of Business and Analytics $320,638.00
4 Saluki Athletics $270,124.29
5 College of Health and Human Sciences $190,391.94
6 College of Agricultural, Life & Physical Sciences $131,183.82
7 Morris Library $113,270.00
8 College of Engineering $103,696.90
9 School of Law $97,470.00
10 School of Education $70,639.00
11 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. $65,699.53
12 General University Scholarships $55,071.00
13 Touch of Nature $52,325.00
14 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts $51,385.94
15 The Arts (Liberal Arts) $36,075.00
16 SIU Alumni Association $16,277.00
17 Marching Salukis (Liberal Arts) $11,999.88
18 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute $8,335.00
19 Diversity Initiatives $6,695.00
20 University Museum $6,270.00
21 WSIU Public Broadcasting $5,945.00
22 Strong Survivors $5,770.00
23 Student Affairs $5,260.18
24 Graduate School $2,035.00
25 SIU Press $1,955.00
26 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center $1,870.00
27 University Honors Program $1,555.00
28 Green Roof Project $1,550.00
29 SIU Arboretum $1,505.00
30 Center for International Education $1,420.00
31 Research $920.00
32 Center for Archaeological Investigations $735.00
33 Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program $500.00
34 SIU Wellness and Health Promotion Services $270.00
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