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The Dartmouth Revolving Green Fund     An innovative approach to funding     sustainable initiatives at Dartmouth         ...
Participatory Sustainability Education ENVS 50: Culminating Experience for Environmental Studies Majors   Social/Cultural ...
The Model AppliedENVS 50, Spring 2010Problem: Reliance on carbon-intensive fuelsGoals• First-order change: Fewer operation...
Dartmouth Revolving Green Fund       Dartmouth       Revolving                                       Community            ...
Dartmouth Revolving Green Fund Beginning with $900,000, the fund could finance $2.5 million worth                 of proje...
Generic University Hierarchy                    Administration                       Faculty     Power to influence policy...
GRFs Flatten the Hierarchy                                               Interaction and                                  ...
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The Dartmouth Green Revolving Fund

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An innovative approach for funding sustainable initiatives at Dartmouth. Presented to Matariki Network of Universities Conference in Kingstron, Ontario November 2010.

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The Dartmouth Green Revolving Fund

  1. 1. The Dartmouth Revolving Green Fund An innovative approach to funding sustainable initiatives at Dartmouth Joe Indvik ‘10 and Bari Wien ’10 Contact: joe.indvik@gmail.com
  2. 2. Participatory Sustainability Education ENVS 50: Culminating Experience for Environmental Studies Majors Social/Cultural Critique Implementation Educational Compare Proposal Physical Contextualize Goal College Experiences Introspection Participation School becomes a living laboratory for systems-thinking, problem analysis, and policy formation.
  3. 3. The Model AppliedENVS 50, Spring 2010Problem: Reliance on carbon-intensive fuelsGoals• First-order change: Fewer operational emissions• Second-order change: Systematic rethinking of priorities, behavior,and infrastructureBarriers• Perceived and actual financial limitations• Perrin’s LawSolution• Clean energy financing mechanism that provides measurablebenefits, cost-savings, and community engagement
  4. 4. Dartmouth Revolving Green Fund Dartmouth Revolving Community Fund Green Fund Efficiency and Renewable Community Projects Energy ProjectsCriteria Criteria• Payback in 5 years or less • Engage community members• Quantifiable environmental benefits • Educational, cultural, or behavioral benefits• Exclusively funds FO&M projects • Don’t need to pay back
  5. 5. Dartmouth Revolving Green Fund Beginning with $900,000, the fund could finance $2.5 million worth of projects in the first four years.
  6. 6. Generic University Hierarchy Administration Faculty Power to influence policy Staff Student Groups Student Body
  7. 7. GRFs Flatten the Hierarchy Interaction and Engagement Administration DartmouthStaff Faculty Revolving Green Fund Student Student Groups Body

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