Investment Data

  FY 2017 FY 2006 - FY 2017
Climate Action Plan    
  Central Energy Plant 162,922 7,447,057
  Renewable Energy 12,211 789,602
  Energy Conservation 318,846 707,178
  LEED Buildings - added cost * 53,356 1,715,383
  Renewable Energy Credits 17,860 367,935
  Miscellaneous Projects 999 275,726
     Subtotal: Climate Action Plan 566,193 11,302,880
     
Academic Programs **    
  Environmental Studies Program 965,245 7,720,554
  Center for Sustainability Education 472,045 4,146,185
  GIS Lab 127,135 1,037,363
  Global Sustainability Programs 206,635 2,640,719
     Subtotal: Academic Programs 1,771,059 15,544,821
     
Living Laboratory & Outreach    
  Dickinson Organic Farm 525,479 3,262,134
  Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring 135,687 1,541,371
  IDEA Fund 974 28,543
     Subtotal: Living Lab & Outreach 662,141 4,832,048
     
External Grant Supported Programs 125,764 3,710,262
     
GRAND TOTAL 3,125,157 35,390,011

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 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.