|TGIF has added some new features to the website, including an Awards & Recognition page, an Issuu page, a Campus Sustainability Resources page, and a Posters page. The Program History page has been updated to reflect 2012-2013 Accomplishments.
Did you know that when a TGIF Projects are required to report progress throughout the course of project implementation? See TGIF's project leader training and reporting requirements here.
Interested in getting involved with The Green Initiative Fund? Check out the How to Get Involved page for more details!
If yes, then The Green Initiative Fund is for you!
The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects that reduce UC Berkeley's negative impact on the environment and make UC Berkeley more sustainable. TGIF allocates funds to projects that promote sustainable modes of transportation, increase energy and water efficiency, restore habitat, promote environmental and food justice, and reduce the amount of waste created by UC Berkeley. Portions of the fund also support education & behavior change initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and student internships. Students, faculty, and staff may submit project proposals, which will be selected for funding by an annually appointed grant-making committee (TGIF Committee), consisting of students, faculty, and staff, on which the students have the majority vote.
TGIF is administered by the TGIF Committee and the TGIF Coordinator. The committee's voting members include one student representative each from the ASUC, Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability, Graduate Assembly, and general undergraduate student body, and one representative each from Facilities Services, Administration, and the Faculty Senate. Non-voting members include a representative from the Committee on Student Fees, and ex-officios from the Office of Sustainability and Capital Projects, and an ASUC Senator.
TGIF is funded by a $5.50 per semester student fee, beginning in the fall of 2007 and persisting for 10 years. Student leaders created a massive and successful campus campaign, and the fee referendum was approved by the student body during the April 2007 elections of the Associated Students of the University of California. It received final approval by the Chancellor and UC Regents during the summer of 2007.
TGIF is a program in the LEAD Center, a unit of the ASUC Auxiliary in the Division of Student Affairs at UC Berkeley.