University of La Verne


University of La Verne Green Revolving Fund

The University of La Verne has had a long history of concern for the environment and sustainability. Establishing a green revolving fund demonstrates the institution’s ongoing commitment to environmental issues and is in line with the ideals reflected in the language of its 2020 Strategic Vision. Student, faculty, and staff representatives on the Sustainable Campus Consortium will evaluate, prioritize, and recommend potential projects that fit the fund’s criteria of reducing La Verne’s carbon footprint and operating costs. The Green Revolving Fund, separate from other capital project budgets, will only be used to fund green initiatives meeting these criteria. The fund will also expand the University’s ability to develop living laboratories whereby La Verne students can be exposed to hands-on sustainability efforts and projects, further enhancing their intellectual exposure to such issues in the classroom.

“A significant element of the University of La Verne’s mission is to affirm a values system that supports the health of the planet and all inhabitants,” La Verne President Devorah Lieberman said. “We are consistently seeking to promote sustainability and to emphasize its importance to our students, faculty, and staff.”
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!


La Verne, California

Green Revolving
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Clive Houston-Brown
Assoc. Vice President, Facilities and Technology