Clean Energy Committee

The Clean Energy Committee supports the success of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and resource conservation at Evergreen. You can apply to this committee to fund projects through the Clean Energy Fund.

Spring Quarter Hearing Dates April 17 & May 6 3-5pm in Lecture Hall 8

Funding

Eligibility

Students, staff, and faculty can apply for funding for sustainability projects through the Clean Energy Committee. The committee awards approximately $80,000 each school year.

Types of projects that are eligible for funding

  • Research into renewable energy and conservation technologies that will contribute to advancement of sustainability practices and academics on campus 
  • Implementation of projects intended to save energy, produce electricity or conserve resources
  • Demonstration and education projects that share sustainability strategies with the campus community

How to apply

  1. Review the checklist (PDF) and guidelines (PDF).
  2. Meet with a committee member. Come to our regular meetings or email cleanenergy@evergreen.edu to make an appointment. 
  3. Apply for the grant online.

Upcoming Deadlines

Monday, April 10, 2017 Monday, May 1, 2017

Funded Projects

This year's funded projects include:

  • A solar array on the Evergreen Tacoma campus building - $75,000
  • An energy-efficient walk-in cooler unit for the Organic Farm - $1,200
  • A public lecture series with Dr. Sanjay Mangala Gopal - $1,000

More funded proposals can be found listed here (PDF). 

About this Committee

Our MissionClean Energy Committee Logo

The mission of the committee is to support the success of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and resource conservation at Evergreen. We carry the responsibility of representing the interest of the student body as we appropriate the Clean Energy Fund. The fund is designated to offset 100% of the electricity used by Evergreen through renewable energy credits. The committee allocates the remaining fund to students, staff and faculty with goals of reducing the campus carbon footprint through research, education, or implementation. The Clean Energy Committee supports the creation of models for climate solutions through collaborative on-campus research.

Our Vision

Though the students currently purchase renewable energy credits, the vision is that Evergreen will one day independently produce its own renewable electricity. Already, this college has become a leader in climate action through student leadership, academic research, and sustainability goals. Yet, the more we understand about the climate crisis, the more complex the problem becomes. With the creativity and collaboration of each branch of the campus community, we will organize adaptable solutions to address the health of the climate system.

We Value

  • Open communication between the committee, students, staff and faculty.
  • The commitment of the students who contribute to the sustainability movement.
  • The goals of zero waste and carbon neutrality by 2020.

The Clean Energy Fund was initiated by the students of the Evergreen State College to fuel the progress of renewable energy in the Northwest. The Clean Energy Committee is a group of students collaborating with campus staff and faculty.

Additional Information

Read about the Clean Energy Initiative.

Learn about the history of the Clean Energy Committee.

Meet the Students of CEC.

Contact Information

Clean Energy Committee

Archived Materials

Historical Agendas

2015-2016

May 16, 2016 (Word l PDF)

April 4, 2016 (PDF)

February 24, 2016 (Word l PDF)

February 1, 2016 (Word l PDF)

January 11, 2016 (Word l PDF)

December 2, 2015 (Word l PDF)

October 28, 2015 (PDF)

2012-2013

November 5, 2012 (doc)

2011-2012

October 12, 2011 (PDF)

October 14, 2011 (PDF)

October 19, 2011 (PDF)

November 30, 2011 (PDF)

January 18, 2012 (PDF)

February 1, 2012 (PDF)

March 14, 2012 (PDF)

April 4, 2012 (PDF)

April 23, 2012 (PDF)

May 2, 2012 (PDF)

May 9, 2012 (PDF)

May 16, 2012 (PDF)

May 23, 2012 (PDF)

2010-2011

October 27, 2010 (Word)

2009-10

April 21, 2010 (Word | PDF)

April 14, 2010 (Word | PDF)

March 3, 2010 (Word | PDF)

February 3, 2010 (Word | PDF)

January 20, 2010 (Word | PDF)

December 04, 2009 (Word | PDF)

November 13, 2009 (Word | PDF)

October 30, 2009 (Word | PDF)

October 16, 2009 (Word | PDF)

October 2, 2009 (Word | PDF)

Historical Minutes

2015-2016

May 18, 2016 (Word l PDF) Hearing

May 4, 2016 (Word l PDF)

April 27, 2016 (Word l PDF)

April 25, 2016 (Word l PDF) Hearing

April 20, 2016 (Word l PDF)

April 13, 2016 (Word l PDF)

April 6, 2016 (Word l PDF)

April 4, 2016 (Word l PDF) Hearing

March 30, 2016 (Word l PDF)

March 8, 2016 (Word l PDF)

March 1, 2016 (Word l PDF)

February 16, 2016 (Word l PDF)

February 9, 2016 (Word l PDF)

February 1, 2016 (Word l PDF) Hearing

January 26, 2016 (Word l PDF)

January 19, 2016 (Word l PDF)

January 12, 2016 (Word l PDF)

January 11, 2016 (Word l PDF) Hearing

December 2, 2015 (Word l PDF) Hearing

November 19, 2015 (Word l PDF)

November 12, 2015 (Word l PDF)

October 28, 2015 (Word l PDF) Hearing

October 14, 2015 (Word l PDF)

October 5, 2015 (Word l PDF)

October 1, 2015 (Word l PDF)

2014-2015

May 27, 2015 (Word l PDF)

May 20, 2015 (Word l PDF) Hearing

April 27, 2015 (Word l PDF) Hearing

April 15, 2015 (Word l PDF)

March 11, 2015 (Word l PDF) Hearing

March 6, 2015 (Word l PDF)

February 11, 2015 (Word l PDF)

February 4, 2015 (Word l PDF) Hearing

January 21, 2015 (Word l PDF)

November 11, 2014 (Word l PDF) Hearing

2012-2013

January 7, 2013 (PDF)

November 5, 2012 (PDF)

2010-2011

October 27, 2010 (PDF)

2009-2010, Summer

August 27, 2010 (PDF) (Summer retreat)

2009-2010

May 12, 2010 (Word l PDF)

April 21, 2010 (Word | PDF)

April 14, 2010 (Word | PDF)

April 7, 2010 (Word | PDF)

March 10, 2010 (Word | PDF)

February 3, 2010 (Word | PDF)

January 20, 2010 (Word | PDF)

November 13, 2009 (Word | PDF)

October 30, 2009 (Word | PDF)

October 16, 2009 (Word | PDF)

October 2, 2009 (Word | PDF)

2008-2009

February 18, 2009 (Word | PDF)  Puget Sound Energy Meeting

February 4, 2009 (Word)

January 21, 2009 (Word | PDF)  

December 3, 2008 (Word | PDF)

January 11, 2008 (Word | PDF)

2007-2008

May 1, 2007 (Word | PDF)

April 13, 2007 (Word | PDF)

February 9, 2007 (Word | PDF)

January 22, 2007 (Word | PDF)