Developing a Greener Ceramic Art Facility: Energy, Material, Curriculum

Project Lead: Ehren Tool, Stephanie Syjuco
Sponsor: UC Berkeley Art Practice Department
TGIF Grant: $20,000
Project Theme: Energy Efficiency & Conservation
Project Location: 
Status: In Progress
Project Description: Through the purchase of a more efficient kiln and implementation of changes to materials handling and curriculum create a greener ceramics facility. 
Goals: The goal of the project is to reduce the carbon and landfill output. Also to involve students, staff and faculty in programs and curriculum that make better use of resources and time.

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.