TGIF is excited to announce the winners of the October 2013 TGIF Mini-Grants. TGIF received 8 applications requesting a total of $14,100 and selected four applications, awarding a combined total of $4,643.02. The projects cover a diverse array of sustainable themes, and more information about each one can be found below:
|Project Name||Project Description||TGIF Award|
|Blake Garden ADA Path with Native Plant Garden and Viewshed||Blake Garden is currently building an ADA accessible path connecting the event lawn to a new handicap-accessible bathroom in the education center in hopes to expand equal opportunities for environmental education and direct experiences with nature. UC Berkeley landscape design students will use the TGIF funding to purchase native plants to plant a native and drought tolerant habitat around the path.||$1,500|
|LED Lighting Retrofit for the C.V. Starr – East Asian Library||As part of an energy-efficient equipment upgrade strategy in the C.V. Starr – East Asian Library, the project leader will replace incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs.||$600|
|Local Composting Efforts at Pi Kappa Alpha||Pi Kappa Alpha will purchase two compost tumblers to create organic material and use the compost primarily to regenerate top soil and invigorate vegetation at thefraternity’s property.||$546.56|
|Student Organic Garden Education Fund||The TGIF Mini Grant will enable the facilitators of the Intro to Organic Gardening DeCal to provide students with a more complete garden education that they can use to further their own involvement in urban agriculture.||$1,996.46|
Be on the look-out for the December announcement of the 2013 November Mini-Grant winners. TGIF received 18 mini-grant applications for its November deadline – the most for one mini-grant deadline since the program began last fall.