Environmental Action Network

Project Leads: Anna Whitney & Grace Campbell

Sponsor: ASUC Office of Senator Nina Jhunjhnuwala

TGIF Grant: $400.00

Project Theme: Education & Behavioral Change

Project Location

2017 Application Submission

Status: In Progress

Project Description: The goal of this project is to create a political action alert platform. The ASUC Eco Senate office will send out customized action alerts to people who have signed up for our political advocacy program. When people sign up, they give us their physical address. Every week, we will have an environmental bill we want people to call or contact their representative about. We will send general information about the bill to everyone, but we want a software that will integrate personalized elected representative information into the emails we send out.

Find a UC Berkeley student who is very well-versed in computer science: They must understand email template programming and the incorporation of databases into said template.
- Set a deadline with the student and work out the detailed goals of the project
- Implement software into ASUC Eco Senate office
- Advertise program to students

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.