2008 Grant Awards

Project Name Project Description TGIF Award
Anthony Hall Window Replacement and LEED-EB Certification Improve energy efficiency of Anthony Hall while also beginning to get it LEED-EB certified. $10,000
Building Sustainability at Cal Trains students to reduce environmental footprint in service learning classes and internships. $25,000
Earth Week 2009-2013 Fund Earth Week (a week-long gathering of environmentally conscious individuals and organizations) for 5 years. $10,000.00 ($2,000/yr, 5 yrs)
Healthy You for a Healthy Universe Promote tap water with public information campaign and distribute free bottles. $5,000
Lower Sproul Plaza Redevelopment Eco-Charette Incorporate an Eco-charrette into the Lower Sproul Plaza Master Plan & Feasibility Study. $4,000
Strawberry Creek Native Plant Nursery and Garden Create a native plant nursery and garden between Giannini Hall and Wellman Court. $12,865
Student Internships for Jump-Starting the Office of Sustainability Create an office that will champion and implement various sustainability activities on campus. $15,000
UC Berkeley Campus Dashboard Will develop a centralized database and website that aggregates resource consumption data for UCB campus. $76,750
University Hall: Going Green! Make University Hall LEED certified. $10,000
   TOTAL $168,615

Mission Statement

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 will allocate 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 and behavior change initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and internships. TGIF is supported by student fees and administered through a student-majority committee and a program coordinator.