Investment Data

FY 2014 FY 2006 - FY 2014
Climate Action Plan    
  Central Energy Plant - 7,179,199
  Renewable Energy - 753,891
  Energy Conservation 42,047 132,510
  LEED Buildings - added cost * 561,382 2,674,461
  Renewable Energy Credits 16,620 321,465
  Miscellaneous Projects 18,985 273,388
     Subtotal: Climate Action Plan 639,034 11,334,914
   
Academic Programs **    
  Environmental Studies Program 815,929 5,107,278
  Center for Sustainability Education 481,957 2,805,853
  GIS Lab 123,481 664,461
  Global Sustainability Programs 438,520 1,850,869
     Subtotal: Academic Programs 1,859,886 10,428,460
   
Living Laboratory & Outreach    
  Dickinson Organic Farm 477,162 1,739,011
  Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring 154,328 1,094,945
  IDEA Fund 7,574 17,024
     Subtotal: Living Lab & Outreach 639,064 2,850,980
   
External Grant Supported Programs 320,089 3,182,177
   
GRAND TOTAL 3,458,073 27,796,532

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.