Sustainable Development Fund
The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) is a creative funding strategy to increase Messiah’s stewardship practices while decreasing operating costs and ecological footprint. The common critique of sustainability is that it requires capital investment to achieve anything. While this is true, more often than not, investing in sustainability practices is a wise investment with financial returns upwards of 20 or 30 percent. Messiah’s SDF is used to support projects on campus that increase energy efficiency or renewable energy while simultaneously decreasing operating costs, saving the college both money and greenhouse gas emissions – a win-win for both the environment and Messiah.