University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Green Revolving Fund

University of Alaska, Fairbank’s (UAF’s) students, faculty, and departments that have an idea about how to make UAF a more sustainable place are invited to make a difference by applying for an award from the Green Revolving Fund (GRF).  Since 2009, when the UAF student body voted to contribute to the sustainability fund, individuals have been able to apply for funds to reduce UAF’s non-renewable energy consumption or promote campus sustainability (for more details see the UAF Sustainability Plan). Starting in 2015, a majority of the student sustainability fee, approximately $150,000, has been placed in the GRF and is available for a wide variety of proposals that address various issues including energy, transportation, purchasing, waste management, sustainable design, education and curriculum, food systems, social sustainability, and processes and institutions.


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!


Fairbanks, Alaska

Green Revolving
Fund Size

$1,000,000 Commitment




Michele Mouton
Sustainability Director