Ferrum College

Ferrum College Green Revolving Fund

Ferrum College has one of the oldest Environmental Studies programs in the nation, and one of its most principle hallmarks is sustainability. The Ferrum College Green Revolving Fund has been recently established to further the college’s ongoing efforts towards building a sustainable campus. Ferrum is working hard to curb their energy consumption. reduce their waste stream, and act locally.

In addition to signing the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in 2012, Ferrum College has worked with the Jesse Ball duPont Foundation on two sustainability grants that were used to sub-meter the college’s residence halls and actively promoted energy savings and begun educating the entire campus on the priority of energy conservation. In addition, the college has assessed the energy and water conservation needs on campus and explored options for funding and/or financing these improvements.

The Ferrum College Green Revolving Fund continues this tradition of strengthening the College’s own institutional ability while greening the campus. The fund will rely on support from donors in addition to utility savings and the operations budget, but will be managed by campus community members.


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Charter Institution


Ferrum, Virginia

Green Revolving
Fund Size

$420,000 Committed


June 2012


Barb Hatcher
Chief Financial Officer