Successful applications will...
- Advance sustainability in operation of the Lehigh campuses. Projects can directly address sustainability on Lehigh's campuses or in the capacity that off-campus or community activities influence on-campus sustainability. This includes a broad range of considerations, including but not limited to energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste reduction, transportation management, green procurement, green buildings, and education.
- Have a clearly-defined, measurable outcome within the proposed timeframe. All projects will have a mechanism for evaluation and follow-up after funding has been disbursed. Projects should include a report and presentation made to LEAG after successful or unsuccessful implementation.
- Incorporate publicity, education and outreach.The project should include some component that raises greater awareness of sustainability issues on Lehigh’s campuses. This might include an outreach component, an article in a Lehigh publication, or the fact that the project is conducted in public view.
- Contain a component of direct student and faculty/staff collaboration. Such projects include, but are not limited to internships, initiatives with students in oversight bodies, student research, and projects proposed by students.
- Demonstrate innovation and creativity in approaching sustainability issues.
- Show potential to continue beyond the duration of the project.
These criteria are part of the GreenFund Bylaws.