Sustainability Map Project

Project Leads: Brooks Dougherty, Brendan Cronshaw, Al Vera

Sponsor: Building Sustainability at Cal and Capital Projects

Map Link: 

TGIF Grant: $3,000

Project Theme: Education & Behavior Change

Project Location

2011 Application Submission

Application Metrics


Project Description: The Sustainability Map project will create in an interactive web-based campus sustainability map for UC Berkeley.

Goals: Gather information about UC Berkeley’s campus sustainability efforts and compile them into one user-friendly interactive map that will allow viewers to click on the features and see both the campus locations and feature description. Publish the map on a UC Berkeley web page that will allow viewers to turn on and off different "layers” of the map. Record internet traffic of the map.Continue to update the map as UC Berkeley expands its sustainability efforts. 

2012 Poster

2011-2012 Accomplishments

  • Intern Brendan Cronshaw acquired work space in Al Vestra's office in order to streamline the collaborative working process and avoid having to pay for lab access in Wurster Hall.
  • Worked with contracted company Vestra on simplifying map data, updating map features, and troubleshooting.
  • Map goes live: Click here to view the UC Berkeley Sustainability Map! Click on and off the different layers to see features such as bike racks, composting, and green buildings!
  • Worked with Building Sustainability @ Cal, TGIF, and the Office of Sustainability to promote and market the map to students.
  • The Office of Sustainability and CACS put together a campus sustainability walking tour map. You can view it here.
  • TGIF has put together its own TGIF Projects map using Google Maps. You can view the map here.

Capital Projects continues to develop, edit, refine, and market the map. 

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.