Agnes Scott College
Agnes Scott College Green Revolving Fund
The Agnes Scott College Green Revolving Fund was established in 2011 to help meet the demand for retrofitting the college’s 29 institutional buildings. Since signing the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in 2007, Agnes Scott has completed annual greenhouse gas inventories and a Climate Action Plan that sets 2037 as the target goal for climate neutrality. In addition, the college has assessed the energy and water conservation needs on campus and explored options for funding and/or financing these improvements.
One of the hallmarks of Agnes Scott’s sustainability program is to do as much of the work in-house as possible. Students, faculty and staff have been the researchers, writers and now implementers of almost every aspect of sustainable change on campus. The Green Revolving Fund continues this tradition of strengthening the College’s own institutional ability while greening the campus. The fund will, of course, rely on support from donors in addition to utility savings and the operations budget, but it will be a fund that is managed as a campus community.
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