Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.97
Liaison Alison Pugh
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2013
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Edmonds Community College
PAE-T2-7: Student-Managed Sustainable Investment Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Alison Pugh
Sustainability Researcher
Workforce Development & Training
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Does the institution have a student-managed sustainable investment fund through which students are able to develop socially and/or environmentally responsible investment skills and experience with governance?:

A brief description of the student-managed sustainable investment fund:

As enacted by agreement between the Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees and ASEdCC Executive Board on June 9, 2011, a fee has been assessed for each credit to all students starting on summer quarter 2011. The purpose of the Sustainability Fee is to promote and educate the campus community on sustainable practices and create a more environmentally conscious college. A portion of the Sustainability Fee budget establishes a Campus Green Fund to be distributed through a grant awarding process.

Campus Green Fund Mission
The Campus Green Fund, funded by the Associated Students, provides resources to further the Sustainability Initiative on campus with awards to students, staff, and faculty for projects that model environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable practices in the campus community.

In fulfilling the Edmonds Community College Mission and Philosophy, the Sustainability Initiative strives to infuse sustainable practice throughout all aspects of the college's operation and facilitates preparation of our students and community for sustainable careers, citizenship and quality of life.

Campus Green Fund Committee Purpose Statement
The Campus Green Fund Committee is responsible for awarding allocations of the fund through a grant awarding process. These allocations should further campus sustainability through investments based on the College’s mission and goals, sustainability initiative strategic planning, and with the following objectives:

Environmental Impact: Projects must reduce the College’s environmental impact and create a more sustainable campus. The Fund will prioritize projects with measurable impact on, but not limited to, the following: carbon emissions, energy use, transportation, water use, materials/waste, living systems and biodiversity, and pollutants and toxins.
Student Leadership & Involvement: Projects that demonstrate a substantial degree of student leadership or student involvement will be prioritized.
Education, Outreach, & Behavior Change: Projects must include educational and outreach components that help cultivate an aware and engaged campus community.
Feasibility, Accountability, & Sustainability: Applicants must demonstrate that they have or can attain the technical knowledge, necessary approvals, and project management skills to complete projects successfully. The Fund requires the use of a faculty or staff mentor and appropriate department support. A line item may be used in the budget for project management. CGF monies must be used in a socially responsible manner—to be determined by the CGF Committee. Projects requiring ongoing maintenance or staffing not funded by the CGF should demonstrate a plan to meet long-term needs.

In 2012-2013, 8 projects were funded for a total of $49,889.94.

The website URL where information about the fund is available:
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