Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University Green Revolving Fund

Mars Hill University signed an agreement on October 1, 2011 to join the Founding Circle of members in the Billion Dollar Green Challenge. The University  established a self-managed Green Revolving Fund, with $200,000 in the first year, to help finance a variety of campus energy efficiency improvements. Some of the improvements needed across campus include replacement of fuel oil heating units, lighting replacement (from T-12 to T-8 or to LED), and water conservation in bathrooms. Other projects and priorities will be determined by upcoming energy audits.


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!

Founding Circle


Mars Hill, North Carolina

Green Revolving
Fund Size

$200,000 Commitment


October 2011


Joy Kish
Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives