• bikeshare bikes on College St

    The Clean Energy Fund helped to fund the bikeshare on campus, part of a broader effort across Burlington to increase bikeability. The bike share was installed in spring 2018.
    Photo by Brian Jenkins

The Spring CEF Open Forum

The following proposals were presented for funding consideration to the SRI Advisory Council at the Spring CEF Open Forum on March 6. 

  1. Internship to create carbon offset resource: Proposal to fund the development of a resource that offers options for offsetting student travel, Proposed by undergrad students Will Corcoran, Isabel Coppola, Jillian Scannell
  2. Updated interpretive signage for existing renewable energy installations: Proposal covers design and installation of two different signs associated with renewable energy installations on campus. Proposed by Assistant to Physical Plant Director Erica Speigal
  3. Wind turbine repairs to existing Bergey 10kw turbine on UVM campus. Proposal to repair wind turbine's broken inverter. Proposed by Energy Manager Rich Wolbach
  4. Clean energy storytelling and data collection project. Project to identify 10 CEF projects and hire student interns and a graphic designer to tell the story of the Clean Energy Fund. Proposed by undergrad student Sophie Smith, and Professor Richard Watts

Stay tuned to find out which proposals will receive funding.

Contact Sustainable Funds Coordinator Elizabeth Palchak.

Congratulations! Fall 2018 Funded Proposals

  • Green Labs: Refrigerator & Freezer Maintenance - Infrastructure, awarded $38,798, presented by Michael Lane, Director of Instrumentation and Technical Services (NEW)
  • Garden Solar Shed – Infrastructure, awarded: $14,050,  presented by Mark Starrett, CALS professor
  • Covered Bike Parking – Infrastructure, awarded: $18,700, presented by Jim Barr and Abby Bleything, both from Transportation & Parking Services, and several students
  • Energy Action Seminar – Academics & Co-Curricular Education, awarded: $30,000, presented by Mark Usher, other faculty

Read more about these, and earlier funded proposals

Headwaters Magazine's New England Clean Energy Campus competition

wind turbines

Check out the winning article of Headwaters Magazine's New England Clean Energy Campus journalism competition, The Sustainable University: Advancing from Academia to Action.
College students across New England were invited to submit articles on what a clean energy campus of the future would look like. Headwaters Magazine received submissions from multiple colleges, including Brown University, the University of Connecticut, Colby-Sawyer College, and the University of Southern Maine. First place was awarded to Katie Shewfelt of Wesleyan University.
This competition was funded by a Spring 2017 CEF fund award.

The Clean Energy Fund (CEF) is a student-initiated, student-supported fund created to fulfill students’ vision of the University of Vermont running efficiently on a fraction of its current energy needs, powered by clean, locally produced renewable energy that fulfills both the University’s needs and supports the local economy.