The Ecological Stewardship Committee is always interested in new energy saving initiatives. Some of those ideas are complex and long-term, such as the student-operated biodiesel plant, which converts waste vegetable oil into fuel for the campus generator and maintenance vehicles. Others can be as simple as a clothes line to avoid using the dryer. Either way, submitting a proposal is a two step process. The first step is to make the initial proposal following these guidelines. If the proposal is approved by the ESC, then a more complete analysis of the proposal will be made to consider the feasibility and viability of the suggestion.