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. 698
2 School of Medicine 372
3 Saluki Athletics 184
4 College of Agricultural, Life & Physical Sciences 147
5 College of Arts and Media 128
6 College of Health and Human Sciences 108
7 College of Engineering, Computing, Tech, & Math 91
8 School of Law 89
9 Marching Salukis 87
10 College of Business and Analytics 73
11 School of Education 59
12 Scholarships 58
13 Strong Survivors 54
14 College of Liberal Arts 52
15 Touch of Nature 50
16 Student Affairs 49
17 Morris Library 45
18 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center 40
19 WSIU Public Broadcasting 32
20 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute 29
21 SIU Alumni Association 24
22 University Museum 23
23 SIU Arboretum 18
24 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 16
25 Green Roof Project 14
26 SIU Press 12
27 Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program 12
28 University Honors Program 10
29 Center for Archaeological Investigations 9
30 Center for International Education 6
31 Graduate School 5
32 Research 4
33 SIU Wellness and Health Promotion Services 3
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Leaderboard
Departments by Dollars Raised
Check out which Department has raised the most throughout SIU Day!
Rank Department Raised
1 College of Liberal Arts $723,265.96
2 School of Medicine $681,799.94
3 College of Business and Analytics $233,495.99
4 College of Agricultural, Life & Physical Sciences $188,666.93
5 College of Arts and Media $167,864.00
6 College of Engineering, Computing, Tech, & Math $136,400.00
7 Saluki Athletics $109,645.88
8 College of Health and Human Sciences $70,238.99
9 School of Education $62,395.00
10 Student Affairs $54,020.03
11 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. $52,528.03
12 School of Law $34,630.21
13 SIU Alumni Association $28,575.00
14 Touch of Nature $25,860.00
15 Morris Library $11,280.00
16 Marching Salukis $9,434.95
17 Scholarships $7,907.64
18 Strong Survivors $6,080.00
19 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute $5,625.00
20 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center $4,195.00
21 WSIU Public Broadcasting $3,480.00
22 University Museum $2,800.00
23 SIU Press $1,375.00
24 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion $1,205.00
25 SIU Arboretum $1,185.00
26 University Honors Program $1,045.00
27 Green Roof Project $1,005.00
28 Research $750.00
29 Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program $610.00
30 Center for Archaeological Investigations $475.00
31 Graduate School $427.00
32 Center for International Education $346.00
33 SIU Wellness and Health Promotion Services $105.00
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