Investment Data

 

     
  FY 2015 FY 2006 - FY 2015
Climate Action Plan    
  Central Energy Plant 32,312 7,211,511
  Renewable Energy - 753,891
  Energy Conservation 235,516 375,738
  LEED Buildings - added cost * 49,100 2,704,498
  Renewable Energy Credits 16,620 338,085
  Miscellaneous Projects 0 273,388
     Subtotal: Climate Action Plan 333,548 11,657,111
     
Academic Programs **    
  Environmental Studies Program 827,672 5,934,950
  Center for Sustainability Education 476,327 3,233,304
  GIS Lab 121,490 785,951
  Global Sustainability Programs 315,649 2,166,518
     Subtotal: Academic Programs 1,741,318 12,120,723
     
Living Laboratory & Outreach    
  Dickinson Organic Farm 493,021 2,232,032
  Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring 164,705 1,259,650
  IDEA Fund 6,517 23,042
     Subtotal: Living Lab & Outreach 664,243 3,514,723
     
External Grant Supported Programs 178,445 3,360,622
     
GRAND TOTAL 2,917,374 30,653,180

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.