Office of Sustainability Practices
Sustainability Reinvestment Fund
for the students, faculty, and staff of Grand Valley State University
The Reinvestment Fund has been established through the contributions of various departments and auxiliaries including: Finance and Administration, Campus Dining, UBS, Student Senate, and the Sustainable Community Development Initiative.
Faculty and students will have access to grants for sustainable development projects both on campus and in the community. The goal of the fund is to support projects that can be replicated across the university, working in support of GVSU’s goal of becoming a national leader in sustainable practice.
A standing Sustainable Reinvestment Fund sub-committee (comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administration members) has been established to approve project requests and monitor overall project progress and results.
Committee Members: Norman Christopher, Justin Ebert, Kay Klosowski, Julia Mason, Terry Pahl, Ellen Schendel, and Jennifer Schick.
The SCDI will disseminate the results and successes of funded projects to the university community through various platforms, encouraging replication and other related projects.
The SCDI will prepare an annual report to the University leadership on activities of the fund, results of projects, estimated savings and impact on university sustainability efforts. The SCDI will make requests to the Budget Committee for additional funding if appropriate.
Please contact Norman Christopher at email@example.com with questions.
Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.
Reinvestment Fund Success Stories
Sustainable Reinvestment Fund Grants were given to support sustainability, health and wellness at the GVSU Farmers Market.
Telepresence Conference Room provides unexpected benefits
Through the implementation of telepresence software, GVSU continues to embody economic and environmental sustainability practices.
'Bard to Go' program develops reusable stage
GVSU's 'Bard to Go' program has created a reusable stage that will last them for years to come!
Read more about the Bard to Go program here.
Page last modified May 30, 2014