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Thinking about joining the Challenge? Read more to learn why you should join the Challenge and what your commitment entails.

Ready to join now? Complete the Clean Energy Activities Survey.

Why join the Challenge?

The REV Campus Challenge provides its members with a range of benefits. Beyond making your institution a more attractive choice for prospective students and faculty, REV Campus Challenge members:

  • Gain exclusive access to members-only programs and competitions, including the recent Roadmaps Technical Assistance Program and any future programs launched under the REV Campus Challenge
  • Receive recognition for your clean energy accomplishments
  • Engage with a diverse network of your peers, from sharing stories about your successes and struggles, to learning best practices and pitfalls from other institutions, to attending educational member workshops and events
  • Access helpful resources selected by the REV Campus Challenge for their relevance to clean energy and sustainability at New York State colleges and universities

What am I committing to by joining the Challenge?

The REV Campus Challenge is a flexible, low-risk initiative that helps institutions identify and realize their own clean energy goals.

Goals and Commitments

The REV Campus Challenge recognizes the diversity of New York State’s colleges and universities and understands that one specific clean energy goal may not be a best fit for every Challenge member.

There are no pre-determined institutional targets, goals, or commitments associated with the REV Campus Challenge—recognition will be obtained by making progress toward and achieving your individual campus clean energy goals.

Reporting

The REV Campus Challenge also recognizes that many of our members have internal and external commitments that require regular reporting, submissions, and updates to maintain your commitment. To avoid duplication of such efforts, the REV Campus Challenge coordinates closely with existing clean energy initiatives, such as AASHE STARS and the Second Nature Climate Commitments, and obtains much of our reporting information directly from these entities.

The only reporting requirement associated with the REV Campus Challenge is the completion of an annual survey to update us on your clean energy progress, tell us about your past and upcoming accomplishments, and let us know about what programs and resources would be helpful to you.

Costs

There are no up-front or annual fees associated with REV Campus Challenge membership.

Who Else is Participating in the Challenge?

As of February 2017, 40% of all New York State higher education institutions have joined the REV Campus Challenge. Challenge members represent the diversity of New York State’s renowned higher education institutions: from liberal arts colleges to private universities to SUNYs, CUNYs, community colleges, and more — across every region of the State.

Check out the current list of REV Campus Challenge Members.

Ready to join the Challenge?

Complete the Clean Energy Activities Survey

After you complete the survey, a REV Campus Challenge team member will reach out to you to schedule a time to confirm your membership level and answer any questions you may have.

To start the REV Campus Challenge sign up process, fill in the following fields, complete the Clean Energy Activities Survey, add initials in the box to acknowledge the Membership Agreement, and click submit. The contact person must currently be on the staff or faculty at the institution.

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Clean Energy Activities Survey

Select all clean energy, energy efficiency, and renewable energy activities that currently apply to your institution.

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Select all that apply to your institution’s outlook on clean energy.

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REV Campus Challenge Member Agreement

As an institution of higher education, we recognize the unique position we are in to further clean energy adoption in New York State through our actions on campus, by training tomorrow's leaders, and by working with our local communities.

We wish to publicly state our clean energy intentions, and to do so we agree to become a member of the REV Campus Challenge. Our membership signals our commitment to advance clean energy initiatives throughout New York State by assisting in Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), a strategy to build a clean, resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers.

By joining the REV Campus Challenge, we will strive to promote clean energy efforts in three areas:

  • Campus clean energy investment and greenhouse gas reduction
  • Clean energy curricula and research and development
  • Community engagement

We understand that as a member:

  • We may receive targeted recognition and awards for progress toward and achievement of our clean energy goals
  • We will share our best practices and lessons learned with other colleges and universities
  • We will gain access to information on available resources to help us succeed

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