Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Christina Erickson
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Green Revolving Fund

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:

Initiated in 2013, the Champlain College Green Revolving Fund (GRF) is an investment fund that finances energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainability projects on campus.

The Fund provides capital for special projects conducted by the Physical Plant that reduce environmental impact and can repay the fund with cost savings generally within five to ten years. A portion of these savings is used to support a subsidiary Green Community Fund that finances smaller, community-led sustainability projects, which may lack monetary savings but are in clear alignment with Champlain College's sustainability objectives. The mission of the Champlain College Green Revolving Fund (GRF) is to encourage environmentally sound technologies and practices on Champlain's campus.

A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:

The GRF finances innovative projects that reduce the College's environmental impact; improve the educational environment; and generate financial returns while engaging students, staff, faculty, and administrators in the decision-making and implementation process. The fund functions as an independent fiscal entity managed by a committee of Champlain community members (students, faculty and staff).

The fund is managed by a GRF committee including:
Physical Plant Director
Sustainability Director
Budget Director, or representative of Finance Office
Representative of Advancement Office
At least two (2) faculty and/or staff members
At least two (2) students

Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
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