Hiram GREENS Fund
Hiram College is a charter institution of the GREENS Fund (Generating Resources to Educate, Engage, and Nurture Sustainability), established to support and sustain our goals of reducing our ecological and climate footprint, investing in alternative energy, and modeling sustainability. This revolving fund is designed to finance projects that enhance the College environment, increase efficiency of operations, and allow for reinvestment in future sustainability projects.
Seeking to create a campus culture that connects “going green” with the ideal of living well and living responsibly, Hiram deliberately uses its sustainability initiatives to foster student engagement and research and to establish educational programs and training opportunities that allow students to partner with the College in goal setting, implementation and impact analysis.
Hiram recognizes that a small campus in Northeast Ohio must be connected to the global community through learning and action. The GREENS Fund demonstrates Hiram’s commitment to campus and global sustainability while highlighting a tradition of fostering intellectual excellence and social responsibility.
Land conservation: ecosystem services, watersheds, and carbon off-sets
- Spring 2012: Acquisition of approximately 130 acres of logged forest for forest and wetland restoration project.
- Spring 2011: Completion of James H. Barrow Field Station Stewardship Plan to ensure appropriate use and long-term viability of college natural areas.