Sustainable Community Development Initiative
Sustainability Reinvestment Fund
for students, faculty, and staff
The Reinvestment Fund has been established with the contributions of many departments and auxiliaries including Finance and Administration, Campus Dining, Bookstore, Student Senate, and Sustainable Community Development Initiative. Funds will be used to provide mini grants and loans to faculty and students for sustainable development projects both on campus and in the community. Sustainable development projects will be screened during an application process, and progress reports will be required. Efficiencies, cost savings, created value will be generated for each project with a portion of value created being reinvested in the fund for future projects. A standing reinvestment fund sub committee has been established including students, faculty, staff, and administration team members to approve project requests and monitor overall project progress and results. The goal of the fund is to support localized model projects that can be replicated across the university in support of the university’s goal to be a national leader in sustainable practice.
The SCDI will disseminate the results and successes of funded projects to the university community on the web and in other ways to encourage 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.
Reinvestment Fund Success Story:Reinvestment Fund helps Children’s Enrichment Center become more sustainable
The littlest Lakers will be joining in Grand Valley State University’s commitment to saving the environment now that the Children’s Enrichment Center on the Allendale campus received funds to buy nondisposable dinnerware. Read more...
To donate to the Sustainability Reinvestment Fund, you will need to select "new gift" or "payment on a previous pledge." On the next screen you will see our fund listed as the 4th line item. Click here to make a donation! We appreciate donations of any amount and thank you for your commitment to sustainable education and pratices.
Page last modified March 26, 2012