Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.80
Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Vermont
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Elizabeth Palchak
Graduate Assitant
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Clean Energy Fund

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

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:

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

The University of Vermont’s Clean Energy Fund (CEF) was created in 2008 in response to students’ vision of UVM running efficiently on a fraction of its current energy needs, powered by clean, locally produced renewable energy that fulfills both the University’s needs and supports the local economy. The CEF was established to advance renewable energy infrastructure on campus, and foster clean energy research and academics. The priority for the CEF is to support renewable energy development by investing in projects that displace fossil fuel energy use by the campus. Preparing for and making the necessary changes to campus to transition away from fossil fuels engage the three aspects of sustainability: social, ecological, and economic.

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

The Socially Responsible Investing Advisory Council is a group of students, faculty, staff, and administrators that makes recommendations to the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer on sustainability investment at the University of Vermont, including positive investments of operating cash reserves and the Clean Energy Fund. https://www.uvm.edu/sriac

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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