Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.79
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Kentucky University
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Cara Walters
Interim Sustainability Coordinator
WKU Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Green Development Fund

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

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:
2,008

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

Contributors to the newly created Fund may support projects in three principal areas:

1. Green campus initiatives, e.g., lighting efficiency, energy retrofits, renewable
energy, recycling, purchasing, and transportation, designed to reduce the
ecological footprint on campus.
2. Curriculum redesign initiatives that support teaching sustainability across the
curriculum and establish new centers and facilities to teach sustainable methods
and technologies.
3. Community engagement and research initiatives that provide students, faculty,
staff and community partners opportunities to apply sustainable methods and
technologies in real life settings.


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

A committee comprised of faculty, staff, and a student representative chaired by the Director of Sustainability.


Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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