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2013-2014 CEF Project Ideas

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The Clean Energy Fund seeks participation from students, faculty, and staff for its 2013-2014 Call for Ideas. The CEF generates $225,000 each year from a student fee to implement renewable energy projects on campus. UVM's Clean Energy Fund Committee and Office of Sustainability are seeking project ideas from the UVM community to consider funding during the next academic year. Our challenge to community is:

How can UVM best advance clean energy research, education, and infrastructure on campus?

What can we learn about clean and renewable energy for our campus? 


What kind of projects are we looking for?

The committee is looking for innovative project ideas that explicitly relate to renewable energy on campus through:

(1) Research- studies, labs, experiments, etc.

Example: 2010-2011 CEF Project - Organic Solar Cells lab led by Dr. Randy Headrick.

From CEF: Organic Solar Cells project

Organic Solar Cells

(2) Education- courses, workshops, experiential projects

Example: 2011-2012 CEF Project CleanSpeed- A Student Developed Zero Emission Vehicle

The CEF Committee will not consider project ideas for infrastructure (feasibility studies for installations, renewable energy technologies ) or project ideas involving construction on campus this year, as we are wrapping up previously approved projects. If you would like to learn more about past renewable energy projects, please check out our Projects Portfolio. Want to learn more about UVM's capacity for renewable energy? Check out the Comprehensive Campus Renewable Energy Feasibility Study, a 2010-2011 Clean Energy Fund project.

Have questions about what ideas you can submit and how projects are selected?

Check out our FAQs before you submit, comment, vote on ideas at:


First time visiting the UVM Sustainability idea site?

  1. Create an account and password for your profile on this website. You must be a current UVM student, staff, or faculty member with a valid UVM email address. 
  2. After you register, you will receive an email confirming your registration on the Office of Sustainability website. Keep this email for reference.
  3. When you create your account, you will be directed to select between our Green Campus Idea portal or our Clean Energy Fund Idea portal.  

Create an Account


Already have an Idea Contributor account of the Office of Sustainability website?

  • Log in with the user account you created on this site to votecomment, or submit an idea
  • NOTE: Your UVM NETID and password does not work on this website. We DO NOT use UVM's login system for the Office of Sustainability website.

If you have questions please contact us. Thank you for participating!