Lane is one of many colleges and universities participating in the Sustainable Endowments Institute's Billion Dollar Green Challenge. This challenge encourages colleges and universities to invest a combined total of one billion dollars in self-managed revolving funds that finance resource conservation projects.
Lane established a fund for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in 2006. In January 2016, Lane Community College replaced its original Energy Carryover reinvestment fund in favor of a true revolving loan fund model for sustainability. In this revolving fund, dedicated capital is set aside in an account up front and is sustained by the money repaid from borrowers with savings and any incentives collected for energy, water, recycling, and resource conservation projects.