Project Leads: Farah Ereiqat, Claire Evans, Anna Szrendenyi, Sruti Barat, Krishna Kalpathy, Elizabeth Vissars
Sponsor: Building Sustainability at Cal
TGIF Grant: $8,800
Project Theme: Waste Reduction
2010 Application Submission
Project Description: Greening Operations (GO!) Team is a subset of Building Sustainability at Cal. This project funds student interns, or GO! Team Members, to provide UC Berkley with green event assistance, energy and waste audits, and energy and waste reduction plans.
Goals: Provide students with green job skills around issues of campus sustainability and emissions reduction. Recruit and train students to be members of the GO! Team. Conduct outreach to campus buildings, departments, and student groups to offer GO! Team event, auditing, waste, and sustainability education services. Work with Campus Recycling and Refuse Services to develop an extensive composting system for campus. Assist campus in achieving zero waste by 2020. Provide audits (and therefore LEED credits) for buildings looking to achieve LEED EB Certification. Provide "trash-talking" services at campus events and ensure proper pick-up of compostable materials post-events. Give semesterly presentations of GO! Team's achievements at BS@C end-of-semester Final Presentations.
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|2011 Project Poster|
GO! Team is comprised of a group of highly trained students whose tasks include conducting waste audits, providing event "trash talking" and implementing composting systems for campus buildings and campus organizations. 2010-2011 was a successful and busy year for GO! Team, completing projects and tasks at International House, the Bear's Lair, Wurster Hall, Doe Library, Rosa Parks Elementary, and the David Brower Center, as well as collaborating with Cal Athletics, Berkeley Project, PP-CS, and the PLAYgreen Festival.
2010-2011 GO! Team Final Report
Final Update: Through an innovative financial model based on grants from TGIF and Facilities Services, and the Recharge Model, GO! Team only used $2,500 of its 2010 TGIF Grant, allowing $6,300 to go towards the 2011 and 2012 academic years to continue GO! Team's services.
Follow GO! Team's future progress by reading the semesterly reports to Facilities Services.