How to Get Involved

There are multiple ways to get involved with The Green Initiative Fund:

1. Serve on the TGIF Committee and be part of the team that selects the projects that TGIF funds each year and guides the general direction of the TGIF program. The TGIF Committee has four student seats, two staff seats, and one faculty seat.

2. Develop a campus sustainability project and apply for a grant from TGIF.

3. Join an existing project that has already been funded by TGIF. Check out the "Funded Projects" tab to read about the various projects that have been funded by TGIF since 2008, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and ask to be connected with a project that has interested you. Not sure which project to join? Inquire about volunteer needs with the different TGIF projects- many projects can always use more support.

4. Apply for a student internship funded by TGIF. Most of TGIF's funded projects include a budget to hire student interns- visit our Jobs page or join the TGIF listserv by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

5. Volunteer with the TGIF Coordinator. Duties include, but not limited to, outreach and publicity, video production, and sustainability metrics analysis and reporting. Potential for a paid internship position. Email Katherine Walsh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

6. Start your own green fund. Are you from another campus and would like to have a campus sustainability fund at your school? Be sure to check out our different resources for assisting you with the process: Campaign History, Referendum, Bylaws, Green Fund Resources, Start Your Own Green Fund.

7. Sign up for the weekly TGIF email for the latest sustainability news, events, opportunities, and jobs.

Winning at CHESC
PowerSave Green Campus and Greening the Greeks at the 2012 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, accepting their award for "Best Student Energy Efficiency Program" for their TGIF-sponsored Green Cup Competition.

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.