Campus Green Funds are a financial mechanism that supports a range of sustainability initiatives on college and university campuses in the U.S. and Canada. UVM's Clean Energy Fund is a dedicated student green fee to renewable energy. On other campuses, green fees are applied toward activities such as recycling services, hiring sustainability officers, renewable energy credits (RECs), green building services, etc.
For more information on student green fees, see the following resources:
Campus Sustainability Green Fund Database: Developed by Mieko Ozeki and maintained by AASHE.
- Mandatory Student Fees for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency: Created and maintained by AASHE.
- North American Campus Green Funds Index: An up-to-date comprehensive list of active sustainability funds in North America, maintained by Mieko Ozeki, Sustainability Projects Coordinator.
Student Green Fund Implementation in U.S. Colleges and Universities from 1973-2010: An Exploratory Review of the National Context, Design, Management, and Application of Student Fees to On-Campus Sustainability Projects: An exploratory case study on student green fund management in the U.S. by Mieko Ozeki for fulfillment of a master's degree at Harvard Extension School.
- Designing and Implementing a Robust and Sustainable Campus Green Fund- Recommendations from Sustainability Officers: A presentation prepared by Mieko Ozeki at AASHE 2011 Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.
- A Deeper Look: The Role of Green Funds on Campuses: published in AASHE's 2011 Higher Education Sustainability Review, Mieko Ozeki contributed a white paper on campus sustainability green funds.
Green Funds 2.0: The Nitty-Gritty of Campus Sustainability Fund Management from the Ground Up: prepared by Mieko Ozeki, Katherine Walsh (UC Berkeley), Kevin Ordean (Northern Arizona University), Lilith Wyatt (McGill University), Melody Hartke (North American University), and McKenzie Beverage (University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign) and presented at the AASHE 2012 Conference.
- Google Map of Campus Green Funds in North America:
- View Campus Green Funds in North America in a larger map