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$1.6M of green fund unused

$1.6M of green fund unused

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

November 22, 2019

Despite the fact that over 10,000 students are eligible to submit proposals to the Clean Energy Fund, only four did last semester. Due to the lack of participation, SGA is hoping to restructure the language of the fund so that more students submit proposals. SGA President Jillian Scannell, a senior, is working ...

UVM moves to invest millions more in sustainability projects

 Richard Cate, University treasurer and vice president for finance, sits among over 50 student protesters at a board of trustees meeting, Oct. 26. Despite the protest, the board made no indication that UVM would divest from fossil fuels.

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

October 29, 2019

UVM’s vice president of finance has agreed to double the amount of cash UVM has invested in environmentally friendly bonds at the SGA president’s request. Richard Cate, UVM treasurer and vice president of finance, will increase UVM’s investments in green bonds from $10 million to $20 million. Cate...

Clean Energy Fund to get financial facelift

December 1, 2016

The Clean Energy Fund is being restructured to have students more involved in choosing what projects the money goes toward. The CEF is funded by a $10 contribution included in the cost of tuition. It started in 2008 and is meant to help reduce UVM’s own greenhouse gas emissions, as well as educ...

Clean Energy Fund struggles to complete review

November 12, 2015

The UVM Office of Sustainability is reviewing its progress in completing one of the University’s green initiatives. However, this project is behind schedule.The office is using the Clean Energy Fund, made up of $10 paid from every student’s tuition, to fund an evaluation of its own track record to...

Energy fund focuses on student input

October 21, 2015

The Clean Energy Fund is seeking more student input.The CEF “really wants student opinion” on where funds should be going, Office of Sustainability outreach intern Roison Low said.The CEF was created in 2008 in response to student desire for UVM to run more efficiently and on renewable energy. The fund takes in about $225,000 a year, ac...

Fund finances local clean energy projects

Beena Jacob

April 14, 2015

Every semester, $10 of each undergraduate and graduate student’s tuition goes toward “greening” UVM’s campus through the Clean Energy Fund. As part of the Office of Sustainability, the Clean Energy Fund finances clean energy projects on campus and in the greater Burlington area. The fund was ...

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