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AASHE How-to Guide on Campus Green Fund Implementation Released

AASHE published the "How-to Guide on Campus Green Fund Implementation" and launched the Campus Sustainability Green Fund Database on December 3, 2013. Developed in partnership with the Campus Green Funds Collaborative and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the Guide outlines best practices and lessons learned in designing, managing, promoting, and evaluating campus green funds and their respective projects. CGFs create the financial means for promoting sustainability in all areas of higher education; including academics, operations, administration, and engagement. They help to expand knowledge of sustainability by providing educational and research opportunities to students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

The publication and database was based on Mieko A. Ozeki, UVM's Sustainability Projects Coordinator, capstone research at Harvard Extension School. Mieko coordinated with sustainability officers from McGill University, Baylor University, UC Berkeley, UT Austin, Northern Arizona University, and UVM who have experience implementing green funds on college campuses.