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Criteria for evaluating GreenFund applications

Community Garden at LehighSuccessful applications will...

  1.  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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Demonstrate innovation and creativity in approaching sustainability issues.
  6. Show potential to continue beyond the duration of the project.

These criteria are part of the GreenFund Bylaws.