Funded Projects

The Green Revolving Fund has funded the following Community & Physical Plant projects:

ProjectLeaderDescriptionCommunity or Physical Plant Project
Photo to come Biophilia in the Classroom: Mobile Plant Wall Julia Burrell, '23

For Julia's capstone project, she researched the benefits of having living plants in the learning environmental. This mobile wall will move between classrooms and bring greenery to many spaces on campus.


Dublin Polytunnel Greenhouse Stephen Robinson

Purchased a polytunnel greenhouse that was installed in the Fall of 2022 in the backyard of the Academic Centre. This will be used to grow produce for student consumption and be a great educational piece of campus. In the Spring of 2023, additional funding was given to purchase tools, soil, plants, etc.


air quality meters Indoor Air Quality Analytics Kylie King, SSB

Purchased several monitors to conduct indoor air quality measurements with Business Analytics course. Students designed experiment and evaluated over the semester.


hydropinics system

Hydro-Pi-Nics Sam Johnson '22 & Connor Merchant '22 Supplies to set up a small hydroponic vegetable growing system controlled and monitored by Internet of Things (IoT) systems as part of their ITS Capstone project. Community

aquaponics set up

Aquaponics: Ecological Elucidation Kyle Harrison '22 ENP Supplies to set up a Aquaponics= aquaculture and hydroponics system as part of his ENP Capstone Project Community

Submeter for President's House

Facilities A pilot to submeter electricity at the President's house, which is currently tied to an account with several buildings.


design challenge post

Compost Design Challenge Prize

Robin Collins/Cecilia Pohlar Prize for design challenge related to upcoming compost changes Community
ekectric leaf

Electric Leaf Blower cost sharing

Lisa Martinez / Physical Plant Covered 50% of two electric leaf blowers (responding to new City of Burlington ordinance banning gas powered leaf blowers) Community
Rowell Lights

Summit Hall, 396 Main Street, Rowell Hall Lighting upgrades

Tim Van Woert A one for one lighting retorift, installing LED bulbs in three residence halls Physical Plant 
Pollinator Garden sign

Pollinator Garden and Apiary directional signage

Bridget Manning & Montse Guerra-Solano on behalf of the Champlain Apiary In effort to draw more awareness to the pollinator gardens and apiary behind Perry Hall, directional signage will be added to the way finding signage in front of Perry Hall  Community
Drying Rack info postser

Laundry Drying Racks for Res Halls

Physical Plant / Sustain Champlain In collaboration with Burlington Electric Department, this is a pilot project to see if we can inspire behavioral change in how students dry their clothes. We will be analyzing usage data pre- and post-rack installment to see if there has been a shift.  Racks were put in ten res halls in August 2020.  Physical Plant
Hansel Carter IV's film about Project Green Challenge

Supported travel to promote and attend Project Green Challenge Finals

Hansel Carter IV '20 Hansel was invited to attend the Project Green Challenge finals, in November 2019, as a return guest to create a reflective film about the event.  Community

Bike rack room


Transportation Office  Funding for tools and basic bike mechanic room set up - Fall 2015 Community

Idling Sign

Anti Idling Campaign

Robin Collins' Environmental Science class Funding for awareness campaign, including keychains and signs. Read more about this project here.  - 2014-2015 Community


Apiary Viewing Window & Interpretive Sign

Kristin Wolf/Apiary team Funding for new window and interpretive sign design and printing - Summer 2015 Community

Jensen lighting

Jensen Hall Lighting Retrofit

Physical Plant Upgraded all lighting to LED bulbs & fixtures - Summer 2015 Physical Plant

bee aware poster

Bee-Aware Campaign

Champlain College Publishing Initiative Funding for posters, brochures, film night - 2015-2016 Community
MIC Ground Floor

MIC Ground Floor Lighting Retrofit

Physical Plant Upgraded all lighting to LED bulbs & fixtures - Summer 2016 Physical Plant
example of data capture

Computer Lab Energy Monitoring Project

Physical Plant / Burlington Electric Department To test energy monitoring equipment (SRLink) in a Champlain College computer lab to: a) Understand the full extent of the power needs of varying types of computer labs - when in use and when idle; b) Seek energy saving solutions that may be programmatic in nature. - Summer 2016-2017 Physical Plant 

Recycled Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

Environmental Policy Capstone Class '16 Designed and built a greenhouse by the Community Garden. Learn more here.  - Spring 2016 Community
community garden fence

Community Garden Fence

Community Garden Members Installed a permanent fence around the garden, to help keep critters out. - May 2017 Community
Lakeside Composting Decals

Paper Towel Composting Decals at Lakeside

Lakeside Staff members Paid for design and creation of decals for waste bins in Lakeside bathrooms (x6); worked with custodial team to have paper towels composted. - March 2017 Community
Lyman Hall lighting

Lyman Hall Lighting Retrofit

Physical Plants Staff Upgraded all lighting to LED bulbs & fixtures. - Summer 2017 Physical Plant
planting the pollinator garden

Pollinator Garden near College Apiary

Corinne Novetti's Environmental Science Class Planted flower bulbs and other pollinator-friendly plants along the walkway near the College Apiary, next to Perry Barn. - Fall 2017 Community
Pearl hall lighting

Pearl Hall Lighting Retrofit

Physical Plant Staff Upgraded all light fixtures to LED bulbs. Physical Plant
Additional Compost Collection

Additional Compost Bin for Larger Events

Champlain College Event Center Expanded compost collection for larger events.  Community