Champlain College

Champlain College Green Revolving Fund

The Champlain College Green Revolving Fund finances energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainability projects. The mission of the fund is to encourage environmentally sound technologies and practices on Champlain’s campus. The GRF will finance innovative projects that reduce the College’s environmental impact, improve the educational experience, and generate financial returns while engaging students, staff, faculty, and administrators in the decision-making and implementation process. Ten percent of the accrued savings are used to support a subsidiary Green Community Fund. The Community Fund finances smaller community-led sustainability projects that do not yield monetary savings, but are in clear alignment with the college’s sustainability objectives.


The higher education participants in The Challenge are managed by Second Nature. To learn more about how Second Nature plans to expand use of GRFs in higher education, visit their page!


Burlington, Vermont

Green Revolving
Fund Size

$100,000 Commitment




Christina Erickson
Sustainability Director