The Bucknell University Green Fund
The Bucknell University Green Fund provides start-up money for sustainability projects that are proposed and implemented by students, faculty and staff.
What are sustainability projects?
Sustainability projects are initiatives that reduce waste, consumption and/or expenses. Some projects might be educational in nature — teaching Bucknellians about ways to reduce energy use on campus, for example. Other projects might implement new, energy-saving systems or technologies. || Sample projects
How does the Green Fund work?
Money from the Green Fund will help pay for new sustainability projects that are proposed and implemented by members of the campus community. An anonymous donor has generously offered to match every dollar raised up to $10,000. || Make a gift now
Our goal is to raise $10,000 so that the Green Fund achieves a balance of $20,000 by the end of the 2012-2013 academic year. || Curious about our progress?
Over time, savings from approved projects will be reinvested in the fund, and fundraising will continue. With your help, the Green Fund will support many small and large sustainability projects, and more and more members of our community will be engaged in reducing the University's environmental footprint.
How will projects be selected?
Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to submit sustainability project proposals for funding consideration by the Bucknell Green Fund. After proposals are submitted and reviewed by the Bucknell Green Fund committee, they will be forwarded to the Campus Greening Council (CGC). The CGC will have oversight responsibility and final governance for project approvals. We hope to fund several sustainability initiatives in the year ahead.
Do other schools use this model?
Many other colleges and universities have established successful green funds, including the Carleton College Sustainability Revolving Fund, the University of Vermont Clean Energy Fund, the Harvard Green Campus Loan Fund, the Macalester College Clean Energy Revolving Fund, and the University of Michigan Energy Conservation Measures Fund.