Fostering Community: Clark Kerr Lawns to Meadows

This project was discontinued.

Project Leads: Russell Huang, Alexandra Lalor

Sponsor: Clark Kerr Campus

TGIF Mini-Grant: $2,000.00

Project Theme: Habitat Restoration

Project Location

2013 Application Submission

Status: Discontinued

Project Description: This project will follow the Lawns to Meadows project which has already been implemented as a campus-wide initiative to convert green grass lawns to meadows of native plants, thereby conserving water and rehabilitating appropriate plant life. The project will incorporate these concepts by replacing an underused Clark Kerr lawn with more suitable vegetation. It will also encourage more student interaction with the project by converting some of the region into a study area. This will hopefully foster more awareness of the wasteful nature of green grass lawns and our state water predicament.

Goals: Convert an underused lawn on Clark Kerr campus into a more student-friendly area with native drought-resistant plants.

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.