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Green Initiatives Fund Connects Ideas with Resources

Green Initiatives Fund Committee members at Sustainability Showcase

Green Initiative Fund committee members at last year's Sustainability Showcase. The fund, created to further Swarthmore’s mission of sustainability, is accepting project proposals until 11:59 p.m. on Sun., March 10.

Looking to initiate a project on campus that contributes to the College’s sustainability efforts? The Green Initiatives Fund, created to further Swarthmore’s mission of sustainability, is accepting project proposals until 11:59 p.m. on Sun., March 10.

Available to all members of the College community and administered by the Sustainability Committee, the fund prioritizes projects that are innovative, help move toward the College’s goals of Zero Waste and carbon neutrality, or educate the College community about the importance of personal responsibility and individual behavior change. 

"The Green Initiatives Fund taps into the energy of staff, students, and faculty who have creative ideas for sustainability practices that can help reduce the College’s carbon footprint, and foster an engaged and inclusive culture of environmental justice,” says Anne O’Donnell, associate director of individual Giving and member of the Green Initiatives Fund subcommittee.

Past projects supported by the fund include reusable bamboo utensils distributed at the 2018 Spring Gathering and at orientation for the Class of 2022, a solar panel scoreboard at Clothier Field, and two solar panel charging stations for electric vehicles installed in the parking lot across from the Matchbox.

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