2010 Grant Awards

Project Name Project Description TGIF Award
2010 Bike to Work Day Regional Sponsorship Fund regional sponsorship for Bike to Work Day 2010. $2,500
BERC Energy Symposium 2011 Sponsor the 2011 UC Berkeley Energy Symposium, a clean energy conference. $5,000
Bottle Refill Station Installation and Design Guidelines for Existing Buildings Develop design guidelines and install two bottle refill stations in Dwinelle and MLK Union. $27,000
Cal Habitat Restoration Student Leadership Training Program to train students to promote and lead volunteer habitat restoration events. $17,000
Custodial Staff Outreach 2010-2011 Conduct an outreach/education campaign between custodial staff and building occupants. $15,000
End the Cycle - Sustainable Laundry Campaign Implement a sustainable laundry education campaign in the residence halls. $3,100
Greening Kroeber Art Studios and Bathrooms Develop a design/marketing campaign to create awareness in Kroeber Hall about sustainability. $5,000
I Heart Tap Water Campaign Hire two interns for the I Heart Tap Water campaign. $4,500
Mobilizing Sustainability at Berkeley - The Greening Operations (GO!) Team Fund a group of students to provide building audits and green event outreach on a case-by-case basis. $8,800
Reduction in Chemical Use at the UC Botanical Gardens Establish a compost tea brewing and application program as part of a pest management program. $15,000
Retrofitting the RSF into a Human Powered Gym Retrofit a stationary bike and 28 ellipticals at the RSF to derive power from human use. $15,000
Teaching, Learning, and Change (TLC) Create year-long career training and mentoring effort for students and staff. $16,650
Water Metering and Conservation Install water meters in 8 more buildings and increase water publicity/education. $58,600
Wurster Hall Sub-Metering Install energy sub-meters in five floors of Wurster Hall to help achieve LEED-EBOM. $56,000
   TOTAL $249,150

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.