How-to Guide: Campus Green Fund Implementation


Developed in partnership with the Campus Green Funds Collaborative, the Guide outlines best practices and lessons learned in designing, managing, promoting, and evaluating campus green funds and their respective projects. CGFs create the financial means for promoting sustainability in all areas of higher education; including academics, operations, administration, and engagement. They help to expand knowledge of sustainability by providing educational and research opportunities to students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

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Appendix A: Sample Proposal
Appendix B: Sample Bylaws
Appendix C: Sample Application
Appendix D: Sample Scoresheet
Appendix E: Sample Metrics

A new Campus Sustainability Green Funds Database has been released in tandem with the publication, providing information on green funds at over 130 higher education institutions.

The Campus Green Fund Collaborative is a non-registered group of campus sustainability officers involved in coordinating and managing green funds on their respective campuses. Members of the collaborative that contributed to this guide include:

• McKenzie Beverage - Sustainability Coordinator, Butler University
• Karen Blaney - Program Coordinator, Operations, The University of Texas at Austin
• Kevin Ordean - Co-Founder, NAU Green Fund, Northern Arizona University
• Mieko A. Ozeki - Sustainability Projects Coordinator, The University of Vermont
• Katherine Walsh - Coordinator, The Green Initiative Fund, University of California, Berkeley
• Lilith Wyatt - Sustainability Officer, McGill University