“It is necessary for an educated person to understand the relationships between the past, the present, and the future as well as those between people and their social and physical environment.”
– From the Mission Statement of the College
Vassar students are taught to ‘go to the source’ and learn by doing, the Resource Conservation Fund exemplifies this directive by inviting students, faculty, administrators, and staff to help develop on-campus initiatives that conserve resources and generate financial savings, from which future projects may be funded.
Proposals may encompass any part of life on campus, however projects with quantifiable cost savings and clear payback periods will be prioritized including but not limited to:
1. Energy conservation
2. Alternative energy
3. Water conservation
4. Alternative transportation
5. Zero-waste proposals that save money on waste hauling.
6. Behavior modification and/or community engagement projects
Anyone in the Vassar community is invited to submit an idea or proposal in the fall of each academic year, we can then work with you to refine your application. Finished proposals are due in December, after which the RCF Committee will meet to select which projects will be funded in the spring.
Do you have any questions or preliminary ideas? Don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!