Investment Data

  FY 2016 FY 2006 - FY 2016
Climate Action Plan    
  Central Energy Plant 72,624 7,284,135
  Renewable Energy 23,500 777,391
  Energy Conservation 12,594 388,332
  LEED Buildings - added cost * 0 2,704,498
  Renewable Energy Credits 11,990 350,075
  Miscellaneous Projects 1,339 274,727
     Subtotal: Climate Action Plan 122,047 11,779,158
     
Academic Programs **    
  Environmental Studies Program 820,359 6,755,309
  Center for Sustainability Education 440,836 3,674,140
  GIS Lab 124,278 910,229
  Global Sustainability Programs 267,567 2,434,084
     Subtotal: Academic Programs 1,653,039 13,773,762
     
Living Laboratory & Outreach    
  Dickinson Organic Farm 504,623 2,736,655
  Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring 146,034 1,405,684
  IDEA Fund 4,527 27,569
     Subtotal: Living Lab & Outreach 655,184 4,169,907
     
External Grant Supported Programs 169,180 3,529,802
     
GRAND TOTAL 2,599,449 33,252,629

NOTES: 

* The estimate represents a percentage-based financial investment in sustainable building features and components, not the cost of acquiring LEED certification.

**The investment data for Academic Programs are expenses associated with sustainability education only for the specific programs listed.  Not included are expenses for faculty members who are integrating sustainability learning across the Dickinson curriculum.  The wider sustainability curricular initiative has developed Sustainability Connections and Sustainability Investigations courses that are taught by faculty in 32 academic departments.  Each semester approximately 55 sustainability courses are offered.  Participating departments include, for example, Anthropology, American Studies, Biology, Earth Sciences, East Asian Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, International Business and Management, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Russian, Spanish & Portuguese, and Women & Gender Studies.