About

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.

Objectives
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 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.

When?

The current grant cycle for the Campus Green Fund (CGF) is open from March 4th - April 25th, 2014 with award selection by the end of spring quarter.   All funded awards are for next academic year: Summer 2014 - Spring 2015.

What?

Sustainability investments support one-time funding only and will not support ongoing expenses beyond the year of award. 
Some examples of appropriate investments include:
(The following list is from other campuses with green funding awards):
  • Bike racks
  • Strategic planning process
  • AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Conference registration and travel (travel must include students)
  • LED Lights for student programs
  • Gallery exhibit
  • Recycling containers
  • Childcare Center environmental intern
  • Materials for student garden
  • Real Food Challenge
  • Do it yourself bicycle repair stations
  • Tapped for Earth Day (film showing raising awareness regarding water and plastic bottles)
  • LEED Performance Analysis Intern
  • Curriculum Development stipend for a new 2-credit course in Event Planning
Check out the link for information on what we funded for previous years:
2013-2014 Awards

Who?

All proposals must be submitted, approved, and implemented by an organizational unit (i.e. department or division) of the College or a student partnering with an organizational unit. The committee encourages students to submit proposals with the support of a college organizational unit.  Organizational units must have the sponsorship of the appropriate Division Dean/Area Director.

In simple terms, we encourage students to apply, but the student(s) need to be partnered with a campus department who will help them manage the project and link to funding through college processes.  Proposals can also be submitted by faculty and staff.

How much?

This year, ASEdCC has allocated $45,000 for campus awards.  For this year, there is no limit on what can be requested (under $45,000 of course).