Campaign History

Vote TGIFIn 2007, a group of UC Berkeley students came together to author a bill called ASUC Bill 61a TGIF, calling for the creation of The Green Initiative Fund at UC Berkeley. The students ran a grassroots campaign, educating the campus about TGIF and encouraging students to vote in favor of the bill during the ASUC elections April 11-13, 2007.

The TGIF campaign team used social media, flash mobs, clever campaign flyers and slogans, class announcements, and news articles to get the word out about TGIF. The dedication and passion of the campaign leaders proved successful as ASUC Bill 61a TGIF passed with 69% of student votes in favor of creating The Green Initiative Fund. - Go back in time to read real time blog posts and facts from the 2007 VOTE TGIF campaign!

TGIF CelebrationAre you looking to start a campus green fund at your school? Need help with the campaign? Check out the below resources to help you with your campaign. 

Also be sure to check out our Start Your Own Campus Green Fund and Green Fund Resources pages. Below is TGIF Campaign Video from 2007.

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Next Steps...

TGIF Overview - View the proposal of the next steps undertaken by TGIF once it was voted into effect by the student body. (PDF)

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.