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Weekly Meetings

The Clean Energy Committee does not formally meet during the summer. If you are interested in applying for a grant in the fall or just want to chat you can email us at cleanenergy@evergreen.edu.

All members of the Evergreen community are welcome to attend our hearings and regularly scheduled meetings.

Upcoming Award Hearings

Application Deadline Hearing Date
October 31, 2018 November 7, 2018
November 28, 2018 December 5, 2018
January 16, 2019 January 23, 2019
February 13, 2019 February 20, 2019
April 10, 2019* April 17, 2019*
May 8, 2019** May 15, 2019**

*This application deadline and hearing will be the last opportunity to request funding for FY19.

**This application deadline and hearing will be the only opportunity to request funding for FY20 until November 2019. If you are planning projects for Summer/Fall 2019, this is the opportunity to apply.

Meeting agendas and minutes can be found on the Committee page.

Our Mission

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.