Spring 2020 Clean Energy Fund Forum

Applications (Word) for the Spring 2020 Clean Energy Fund awards are now being accepted!

Submission deadline: Midnight, February 28

CEF Forum: March 24, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Davis Center, Chittenden Bank Room

Fall 2019 Clean Energy Fund Forum Proposals

The following Academics/Co-curricular, and Infrastructure project proposals were presented to the SRI Advisory Council at the Fall CEF Open Forum for funding consideration. 

These innovative ideas were designed to advance the mission of the Clean Energy Fund.

Proposal Description Proposed by

Allen House Electric Vehicle Charing Station

Install a single dual-port ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station near Allen House. Gioia Thompson, Office of Sustainability and Eliana Fox, Vermont Clean Cities Coalition

Zero Emissions Residence Hall Organics Collection

Covers one-time, up-front cost of purchasing an e-assist bicycle and trailer for compost collection at 23 residence halls. Corey Berman, Program Manager, UVM Recycling

Howe Library Stack Light Renovation: Phase 2

Replace outdated, non-LED/CFL lighting above the book shelves on the 2nd floor of the Howe library with motion-sensor activated LEDs. Aidan Doherty CAS, Political Science and and Rich Wolbach, Energy Manager

Curating the Conversation on Clean Energy and Climate at UVM: A Digital Media Internship

Produce 30-minute podcasts released in time for Earth Week in April, 2020 to support the conversation on clean energy and climate at UVM. Josie Friedman, Climate Communication Advocacy and Literacy Lab (CCALL), Undergraduate Student

Shower Timer Provision to On-Campus Residents

Provide shower timers for up to 500 on-campus students to reduce water and energy use, thus reducing carbon emissions. Zach Merson, Undergraduate Student, Natural Resources, RSENR

Off-Campus Composting

Develop off-campus composting for off-campus students, in accordance with new laws requiring composting at the university. Jake Gess and Hannah King, CALS students, 2nd year undergraduates

Student Parking Pass Buyout

Fund the buyback of 20 individual parking passes from students through a promotion campaign and incentives (gift card to City Market) Jacob Weinstein, Center for Research on Vermont, UVM Transportation & Parking Service

Recommendations and awards announcements to be announced at a later date.


"We envision a UVM of the future that runs efficiently on a fraction of its current energy needs, powered by clean, locally produced renewable energy that fills university needs and supports the local economy. We believe students can and must be the first movers on the critical issue of global climate change, and can make meaningful differences with the support of the entire UVM, Burlington, and Vermont communities."

Approved by the Board of Trustees, May 2008

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Elizabeth Palchak, Sustainable Funds Coordinator