Is Your School Investing in Campus Sustainability?

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What if you could help your school find a way to reduce its environmental footprint, and increase on-campus engagement and collaboration — all while generating revenue for school operations? Our latest slideshow shows you how...

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Is Your School Investing in Campus Sustainability?

  1. 1. Is your schoolinvesting in campussustainability?ISSUES IN DEPTH
  2. 2. Does this seem familiar?You’re an active member of yourschool’s Net Impact chapter…
  3. 3. Does this seem familiar?You’re an active member of yourschool’s Net Impact chapter…Maybe you’ve helped withon-campus recycling efforts…
  4. 4. Does this seem familiar?…You’ve helped your fellow studentschange their behaviors…
  5. 5. Does this seem familiar?…You’ve helped your fellow studentschange their behaviors……and now you’d like to go even bigger…
  6. 6. What if…Your school found a way to reduce itsenvironmental footprint and increaseon-campus engagement and collaboration— all while generating revenue for schooloperations?
  7. 7. Academic sustainabilityThis has been an extremely effectivemethod of enabling not only projects oncampus, but quite frankly, innovation.“ “— Heather Henriksen, Harvard UniversityTHE GOAL
  8. 8. Green revolving fundsTHE METHODA funding mechanismthat invests money insustainability andefficiency projects oncampus that generatequantifiable savings.
  9. 9. CAPITALPROJECTSENERGY/RESOURCESAVINGSCOSTSAVINGSROIGreen revolving fundTHE METHODA funding mechanismthat invests money insustainability andefficiency projects oncampus that generatequantifiable savings.
  10. 10. Sustainable institutionsIf there’s one takeaway here, it’s thatthis is an exciting opportunity thathas very tangible and real financialand environmental benefits.““— Mark OrlowskiSustainable Endowments InstituteTHE BENEFIT
  11. 11. Beyond project innovationTHE BENEFIT• Energy & resource efficiency• Competitive financial returns• Customizable programming• Increased campus engagement• Institutional innovation & learning
  12. 12. Harvard Green Loan FundCASE STUDY• 192 projects• $15.1+ million loaned• $4.8+ million saved• 29.9% median ROIPhoto courtesy Flickr/romaryka
  13. 13. Many project typesTHE OPTIONS• Lighting• Heating & cooling• Green construction & renovation• Irrigation & water use• Sustainability staff salaries
  14. 14. Keys to successTHE PATH• Administrative priority• Dedicated, cross-functional team• Commitment to cultural changeat all levels• Communicated standards
  15. 15. How to get startedTHE PROCESSRESEARCHWatch the Issues in Depth callRead the SEI reportVIEWREAD
  16. 16. Want more?VIEW THE CALLIncluded in premium membershipbit.ly/campusfundsJOIN NET IMPACT FOR FREEnetimpact.org/whyjoin

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