The mission of the Green EDGE Fund is to support sustainability within the Oberlin College and City Community through the development, financial investment, and implementation of projects that protect social equity, lessen our impact on the natural world, and build community resilience.
Who are we?
The Green EDGE Fund is comprised of the Student Board, the Student Senate Liaison, the Office of Environmental Sustainability Liaison, the Primary Administrative Board Member, the Secondary Administrative Board Member, and receives support from a designated faculty advisor as well as several other administrative and faculty advisors.
The Student Board is primarily responsible for decision-making processes with direct oversight from the two administrative board members. The faculty advisor provides feedback on a regular basis and attends all weekly meetings. Input is sought from all relevant and available parties whenever important decisions are made by the Student Board.
Our Definition of Sustainability
We define sustainability as the ability of social and ecological systems to maintain equilibrium, balance, and resilience. This practice incorporates a framework of community-determined, long-lasting, self-sustaining, and educational mechanisms that seek to achieve equitable access, thoughtful use, and conservation of resources.