AASHE 2013 Green Fund Implementation Guide by Campus Green Fund Collaborative

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presented at AASHE 2013 by the Campus Green Fund Collaborative:
McKenzie Beverage, Butler University
Karen Blaney, University of Texas at Austin
Kevin Ordean, Northern Arizona University
Mieko A Ozeki, University of Vermont
Katherine Walsh, UC Berkeley
Lilith Wyatt, McGill University

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AASHE 2013 Green Fund Implementation Guide by Campus Green Fund Collaborative

  1. 1. Campus Green Fund Collaborative McKenzie Beverage, Butler University Karen Blaney, University of Texas at Austin Kevin Ordean, Northern Arizona University Mieko A Ozeki, University of Vermont Katherine Walsh, UC Berkeley Lilith Wyatt, McGill University
  2. 2. •  Intentional, effective, and strategic implementation of CGF projects. •  Less Eco-Clutter on our campuses. •  Achieving strong sustainability branding and minimizing greenwashing.
  3. 3. The Campus Green Fund Collaborative (CGFC) is a non-registered group of campus sustainability staff involved in coordinating and managing green funds on their respective campuses. The CGFC’s intentions are to: •  •  •  Share Resources Listen Publish a Campus Green Fund Implementation Guide We want your input!
  4. 4. •  Design & Campaign •  Implementation & Management •  Evaluation & Reporting •  Education & Outreach
  5. 5. 1.  VISION: What your fund should do 2.  RESEARCH: What others have done 3.  PROPOSAL: The formal outline of what your fund will do 4.  SUPPORT: Building a coalition around campus 5.  CAMPAIGN: Proving widespread public support 6.  EVALUATE: Congratulations and move forward vs. regrouping and begin again
  6. 6. ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  Electric Race Car Climate Adaptation Lecture Series Solar Power & Smart Grid Lab Campus Renewable Energy Feasibility Study Earth Week Campus Dashboard Office of Sustainability Internships Recycling & Composting Programs Water Metering Energy & Water Competitions Campus Tree Inventory Lawns to Meadows ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  Hydration Stations VeloComposting Program Farmer’s Market Wood Shredder Childcare Access Study Green Biobanking Student Food Collective Bike Co-Op
  7. 7. •  Who’s Who and What’s What •  Assembling a Campus Green Fund Committee •  Bylaws •  Funding Guidelines and Criteria •  Hiring Green Fund Staff •  Grant Application Process •  Implementing and Managing Funded Projects
  8. 8. •  Student internships •  Number of hours worked on projects •  Applications received •  Average funding amount per project •  Number of events •  Number of volunteers •  Resources conserved •  Pounds of waste diverted •  Pounds of local food procured •  Interviews conducted •  GHG emissions reductions
  9. 9. •  Why Evaluate and Report? •  Evaluation Objectives •  Tips for Evaluating & Reporting •  What to Evaluate •  Evaluation Metrics •  Mechanisms for Evaluation & Reporting
  10. 10. •  Education and Outreach Outcomes •  Strategies for Different Foci •  Branding Your Green Fund •  Creating a Website •  Social Media and Press •  Community Outreach and Education •  Brand Management
  11. 11. Campus Green Fund Implementation Guide Published by AASHE, written by the CGF Collaborative AND Campus Green Fund Database www.aashe.org/resources/green-funds/ *Other CGF resources can be found on the AASHE website
  12. 12. Contact Info: campus.ecofunds@gmail.com •  What have we missed in the Guide’s outline? •  What do you need from a Campus Green Fund Collaborative?

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