People of Color Sustainability Campaign

Project Leads: Andrea Luna


Sponsor: Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC)


TGIF Grant: $5,950.00


Project Theme:


Project Location


2018 Application Submission


Status: In Progress


Project Description: The People of Color sustainability campaign aims to facilitate sustainable and environmental justice education for POCTH residents and Berkeley Student Cooperative students of color. Targeted outreach will be led by a paid resident from POCTH who will facilitate conversations, coordinate workshops and conduct outreach. The campaign will host a series of eight workshops in Fall and Spring, four per semester, devoted to topics of: indigenous food systems and sovereignty, zero-waste and compost, urban agriculture, and decapitalizing your health. Activists, students and community leaders of color from campus and the greater bay community who are in environmental justice and sustainable movement, will be invited to facilitate a workshop and be compensated.

 

The TGIF funds will cover the cost for the materials and supplies needed for: the facilitators’ honorariums, travel costs, catering for the workshops, and supplies, as well as materials needed for the workshops. The funding will cover the expenses required to improve the productivity of our own green spaces. This project promotes to connect movements of solidarity to environmental justice by practicing acts of sustainability and resistance in our own gardens. 


Goals:

  • Engage and educate residents in the POCTH in the BSC with a series of workshops on environmental and social justice in the sustainable movement.  
  • Identify and understand the impacts of the consumption patterns in the POCTH, and how it directly affects other communities that impacted by the Global North's consumption. 
  • Connect students to activists and community leaders that work compromises environmental justice and sustainable movement.

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.