2) You will receive an email with questions we would like you to further address and/or people you should contact. Please give us a few business days to review your pre-proposal.
The deadline for pre-proposal for Spring 2015 is Sunday, March 15 at noon. The deadline for final proposals is Saturday, April 4th. We encourage you to submit your pre-proposal application as soon as possible.
Downloadable templates for our three proposal types are located at the bottom of this page.
1) Submit a pre-proposal application with your preliminary idea.
3) Make any necessary revisions.
4) Submit final proposal application by April 4th, 2015. Meanwhile, let us if you would like to come to our Sunday meeting at 4:30PM in Mudd Library to discuss your proposal. If you can't make this time, please email us to set up an appointment.
Below are the downloadable templates of the Green Edge Fund's three proposal types:
Efficiency Loans are given for projects at the College that have clear and timely financial paybacks into the fund. The efficiency loans are not like a standard bank loan, where the borrower pays back with interest; instead, our “loans” are paid back with monetary savings achieved through efficiency improvements.
Sustainability Grants do not have any payback requirements. We expect them to be used without recovering any of our investment. Hence, these funds support projects that increase Oberlin's sustainability but don't produce easily quantifiable savings. Example sustainability projects include covered bike racks, a student operated garden, and a community renovation program.
Carbon Management Fund (CMF) Grants do not have any payback requirements, but do require a calculation quantifying the carbon saved through the project. Non-Recourse Carbon Investments are awarded based on the relative cost to offset a metric ton of CO2 or equivalent greenhouse gases by the project and an additional consideration of non-carbon related benefits resulting from the project.