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W&M Green to Gold Sustainability Fund

The Green to Gold Sustainability Fund (G2G) is a green revolving fund established in 2016 to reduce William & Mary's impact on the environment and to improve efficiency in ways that create measurable returns on investment. The G2G will provide educational opportunities for students and be another demonstration of W&M's commitment to sustainability. Learn about the GGF's first project, a lighting retrofit of the parking deck.

In 2018, with the launch of the Sustainability Plan, President Rowe signed the Billion Dollar Green Challenge with the Sustainable Endowment Institute, making W&M the first public university in Virginia to join. Becoming part of this challenge commits W&M to growing the G2G fund to $1 million by 2024, funds that go toward reducing W&M greenhouse gas emissions and resource use, an important tool in our ability to address climate change. 

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The G2G accepts proposals from W&M departments with permission from their administrative supervisor and collaboration with the department (if different from the applicant) responsible for the utility or resource-related cost savings. Student participation is highly encouraged, as are projects that are multi-area, unique, and have strong environmental benefits and financial paybacks. Pre-proposals are not required, but highly encouraged to allow for feedback from the committee early in a project. 

Applications are currently closed.

For details about submitting a pre-proposal or proposal, please visit Submit a Proposal.

Questions and applications for funding through the W&M Green to Gold Fund should be sent to the Director of Sustainability, Calandra Waters Lake at [[waterslake]] (phone 757-221-1605). Applications will be forwarded to the G2G Committee for review.

Donors interested in supporting the Green to Gold Fund may contact Robert Waggoner, Office of University Advancement, at [[rdwaggoner]] or (757) 221-1463.