UPDATE for academic year 2015-16: The VP for Finance has instructed the Office of Sustainability to put on hold the recruitment of a new CEF Committee, as the Fund will not be soliciting new projects while it undergoes a formal review and a report is prepared. Previously approved projects will continue to be supported, including the Energy Action Seminar. The Clean Energy Fund will undergo this formal, multi-step review in the 2015-2016 academic year with the intent to strategically align the goals of the University’s Climate Action Plan with the activities and criteria for selecting projects through the Clean Energy Fund. Stay tuned in Spring 2016 for a public forum on the Clean Energy Fund's history and future.
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A major goal of the Clean Energy Fund is to foster student, staff, and faculty cooperation and involvement. Committee members meet once a month over the academic year and serve two-year staggered terms to allow year-to-year continuity within the committee.
Clean Energy Fund committee responsibilities:
- Review proposals and recommend project ideas to the Vice President for Finance
- Ensure student involvement in the design, installation, and review process
- Encourage development of cost-benefit analyses for proposed projects
- Encourage writing of grant proposals to provide supplemental funding for projects
- Make recommendations for sustainable design on other relevant new university developments
- The student chairperson will work with the Fund Administrator to schedule and announce meetings, set meeting agendas, and distribute minutes.
Learn more on how project ideas are collected, reviewed, recommended, and implemented: CEF Process Map