The SRI Advisory Council welcomes your feedback on the proposals presented at the March 24th forum. To see the presentations, click on the links in the first column in the table below.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org the following:
- The title of the presentation you wish to comment on (see below)
- Your perspective on four key criteria:
- Project alignment with CEF goals (connections to renewable energy development an displacing fossil fuel energy use)
- Potential for impact (evaluated in part by the number of students served by the project)
- Budget (clearly explained and appropriate for the activities proposed)
- Timeline and feasibility (manageable and appropriate for the proposed project)
The public comment period will close on April 10th.
Spring 2020 Clean Energy Fund Forum Presentations
|Proposal/Presentation||Description||Proposed by||Funding request|
|Fund commercial electric lawn mower for Physical Plant Department pilot and student intern for data analysis||
|Fund internship to promote the use of carbon offset options by UVM students||$900|
|Fund internship focused on centralizing sustainability data on the Office of Sustainability website||$4,752|
|Fund the buyout of 60 individual parking passes from students through a promotion campaign (gift cards to local businesses)||
|Fund conducting energy audits for 4 inefficient UVM buildings in order to perform energy-efficiency upgrades to reduce energy consumption||$37,981|
|Fund the installation of 2 dual-port charging stations (EVSEs) in the Converse Lot located near the CCRH residence hall||
Fall 2019 Clean Energy Fund Forum Results
Results of the Fall 2019 CEF Academics/Co-curricular, and Infrastructure project funding process are below. Read the full Executive Summary (PDF).
These innovative ideas were designed to advance the mission of the Clean Energy Fund.
Allen House Electric Vehicle Charging 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||Members supported fully funding the charging station.|
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||Members supported funding the proposal at $6,000.|
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|Replace outdated, non-LED/CFL lighting above the book shelves on the 2nd floor of the Howe library with motion-sensor activated LEDs.||Aidan Doherty CAS, Political Science and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||Members supported fully funding the proposal.|
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||Members supported fully funding the proposal.|
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||Members supported fully funding the proposal.|
|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||Members voted to not fund this proposal & encouraged proposers to return in the spring with a plan for leveraging UVM’s existing composting services to support off-campus students.|
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||Members voted to not fund the proposal at this time.|