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ERIC Number: ED539857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
An Opportunity to Lead Sustainably: The Benefits and Considerations of Student-Led Green Revolving Fund Projects
Kononenko, Kevin
Sustainable Endowments Institute (NJ1)
In recent years, energy- and resource-reduction projects have compelled student leaders to create sustainability projects on campuses across the country. This paper examines the role that students play in green revolving funds, including identification, approval, and management. After speaking with numerous students on a variety of campuses, it is clear that students are more likely to be engaged in the GRF when it allows them to collaborate with campus allies and raise awareness of environmental issues. Active support from faculty, staff, and other campus organizations can help students pursue goals both strategically and collaboratively. Three case studies--St. John's University (MN), Whitman College (WA), and the University of Montana at Missoula--illustrate a number of effective uses of the green revolving fund model and successful strategies employed by these students. Appended are: (1) A Sample of Students-Focused GRFs; and (2) Methodology. (Contains 22 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sustainable Endowments Institute
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota; Montana; Washington