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. 

2019-2020 Deadlines
  • Pre-proposal deadline: Oct 16 @ 5pm
  • Full proposal deadline: March 11 @ 5pm

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.