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The Green EDGE Fund is currently accepting proposals for our Spring 2015 deadline of April 4th. Please start out by filling out a pre-proposal by March 15th and we'll let you know what to do next!
The Oberlin College Green EDGE Fund is a student board that manages a set of accounts designated for loan and grant allocations. The mission of the Green EDGE Fund is to support projects that promote environmental sustainability within the Oberlin College & City community while promoting innovation and education, and projects at Oberlin College that meaningfully improve efficiency and reduce resource consumption.
Efficiency Loans are allocated to projects that reduce resource consumption and have clear and calculable financial savings for Oberlin College. This account operates on a revolving loan fund model; all financial savings directly resulting from these projects are paid by the College into the Efficiency Loan Account on an annual basis until 150 percent of the initial investment is repaid so that further loans can be made. Savings may be calculated based on conservative estimates or measurable changes in resource consumption data.
Efficiency Loans are funded through Oberlin College while Sustainability Grants and Carbon Management Fund Grants are funded through student semesterly Green Fees.
If a proposal could receive either source of funding, we will give it much higher priority as an efficiency loan than as a sustainability grants and CMF grants. We prefer projects with a revenue stream that can fund more proposals in the future.