The Clean Energy Committee

The Clean Energy Committee is a student-led committee with the mission to support clean energy projects at Evergreen. You can apply now for funding for your clean energy projects on campus. Applications are due one week prior to the intended Hearing date.

We Are Hiring Now for the 2024-2025 Academic Year!

As of Spring quarter 2024, the Clean Energy Committee is hiring for the following (2024-2025) academic year! We encourage all Evergreen students with a passion for sustainability and social justice to apply.

Applications for the Clean Energy Committee positions are hosted through Evergreen’s official Handshake portal:

  • Click here to access the application for the Outreach Coordinator, Info Desk Coordinator, Project Coordinator, and Secretary/Treasurer positions (all $535/quarter).
  • Click here to access the application for the Clean Energy Committee Coordinator position ($1434/quarter).

Our priority deadline for receiving applications is Friday, April 26th, 2024 — the end of Week 4 of Spring quarter 2024. Early interviews will begin Week 5 (Monday, April 29th) for applications received by this priority deadline. We will continue to receive applications and conduct interviews through Week 6, with the final deadline for applications being Monday, May 13th at 9:00 PM.

Please feel free to reach out to the current year’s Committee at cleanenergy@evergreen.edu, or to Michael Joseph at josephm@evergreen.edu, with any questions about the positions or applications!

Hearings 2023-2024

NOTE: An active Evergreen student or staff account must be signed into in order to view the linked meeting agendas and minutes.

Upcoming Hearings Location Agenda Minutes
May 20, 2024
*Last Hearing of 2023-2024 Year!*
CAB 301 Agenda
Past Hearings Location Agenda Minutes
October 23, 2023 CAB 301 Agenda Minutes
December 4, 2023 CAB 301 Minutes
January 22, 2024 CAB 301 Minutes
February 26, 2024 CAB 301 Agenda  
April 15, 2024 CAB 301 Agenda
April 29, 2024
(Additional Hearing)
CAB 328 Agenda

Questions about the application process or the CEC? Come to office hours!

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 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.