Student Vision

"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."
Clean Energy Fund approved by the Board of Trustees, May 2008

In 2020, the Clean Energy Fund transitioned to the Sustainable Campus Fund (SCF) after students proposed broadening the goals of the fund. The Sustainable Campus Fund supports students’ vision of enhancing a culture of sustainability, innovation, and research on campus.



Fall 2021 Call for Proposals!

We want to hear your ideas for increasing sustainability on UVM's campus! The priority of this student-generated fund is to support campus sustainability projects that reduce the University's impact on climate and the environment by preparing for and making the necessary changes at UVM to address the climate crisis. Solutions should aim to engage key aspects of sustainability wherever possible; social equity, ecological health, economic viability, human values and behavior.

Funds can be used for projects and research related to renewable energy, energy and water efficiency, transportation, recycling and waste reduction, purchasing practices, or food and agriculture.  

 Learn more about the SCF

Key Dates for Fall Semester 2021


SCF Infrastructure Committee MeetingWednesday, September 8th

Support Workshop Hours

Drop in for support developing your proposals!

Wednesday, September 22nd, 12pm-2pm | Teams link

Thursday, September 30th, 4pm-6pm | Teams link

Proposals DueFriday, October 15th
Sustainable Campus Fund ForumMonday, November 1st, 11:30-2pm
Funding Awards AnnouncedFriday, December 17th

You are strongly encouraged to submit your proposals early and to solicit feedback from Elizabeth Palchak, Director of Sustainability ( well before the submission deadline. This will help ensure that your proposal is as strong as it can be! Please drop it to one of the support workshops or reach out for feedback.