The Sylvania Franciscan Village Green Fund supports efforts that demonstrate a clear purpose of sustainability or environmental protection consistent with the Care for Creation principles.
The Sylvania Franciscan Village Green Fund was created through a donation of $25,000 to the Sylvania Franciscan Village. The Sylvania Franciscan Village Green Fund aims to finance projects that promote environmental stewardship as outlined in our Care for Creation document and subsequent Guidelines. Projects must demonstrate a financial savings or a clear purpose of protecting the environment.
Eligibility: All members of the SVF are eligible to propose projects. Students must have an advisor (possibly a faculty or staff member). Teams, especially multi-generational ones, will be given consideration.
Fund Uses: VGF funding will be used to assess environmental needs (energy, water, waste, purchasing or other targeted areas) and offer a specific plan of action to improve campus sustainability and generate cost savings, or to implement an action plan for an already defined environmental need.
Funds may be used for but are not limited to: Materials or Products, Research or Monitoring Equipment, Professional Work or Installation, Stipends (must be approved by VGF board).
Project Parameters: Projects must have a clearly defined timeline and must show cost savings or specific non-monetary improvement to the environment
You have a great idea for a sustainability initiative
1. Form a team. Invite others to work with you to develop this idea. Students must find an advisor
2. Consult with one of the members of the VGF Board. They are there to assist you in the proposal process.
3. Determine what information may be needed (e.g., energy bills) and discuss the feasibility of obtaining this information with the Board member.
4. Determine the final cost and savings estimates for your project.
Once these steps are done, you can begin the formal project proposal form. Complete the application and submit it to Sophia Lloyd (Regina Hall Room 107). The VGF Board meets twice a semester. At these meetings, applications will be reviewed as well as progress of on-going projects.