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Fall Newsletter 2012 Volume III, Issue I Inside this issue:

Nature Village Launches at University Village

Cal Dining Sustainability Team

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Learning & LEEDing at Cal

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Water Cooler Conversion Guide

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‘Bring Your Own Mug (BYOM)

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6 Ways to Get Involved with TGIF

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2011-2012 TGIF Annual Report

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Accomplishments from TGIF Projects

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October Sustainability Events

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TGIF Info

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Nature Village launched its activities with University Village residents at the Village Festival on September 22nd! Nature Village is a multidisciplinary and multicultural group incorporating University Village residents, UC Berkeley students & staff, nonprofit organizations, and volunteers, who are collaborating to achieve sustainable living practices at University Village in Albany.

Its participation in the Festival was framed by an attractive set up and an environment of community. Family activities were conducted by team members, guest groups, and local nonprofit organizations. During the Festival, enthusiastic Nature Village team members introduced this new project to village residents, who received this initiative with excitement. We are thrilled that new members have joined Nature Village!

Nature Village photos credited to Eiko Kielty.

The families signed up to participate in a Green Family Program and we are looking forward to working closely with families to promote green lifestyle principles. The Program includes activities such as energy audits & tips, use of drying racks, and water saving devices. (continued on pg. 7)

Nature Village Members

Break the Mode: Alternate Transport Marketing & Outreach Program Break the Mode is working on a new approach to changing drive-alone commute patterns to campus. This project will pilot a targeted outreach and marketing program during fall semester to encourage users of the University Hall parking structure to choose alternative travel modes through a personalized commute-matching campaign. The overall goal of the project is to provide campus commuters with the information, tools, and encouragement needed to make a mode shift. Offering University parking garage users the opportunity to "break the mode" will provide the insight needed for developing a replicable and fiscally sustainable process for implementing this type of marketing and outreach throughout campus. by Jessica Kuo, Break the Mode Project Manager Want to get involved with Break the Mode? Contact project manager Jessica Kuo at j.kuo@berkeley.edu for more information on becoming an education & outreach surveyor or a project event coordinator– these positions are paid and funded by The Green Initiative Fund! Check out Break the Mode’s TGIF project page here.

TGIF Newsletter- Fall 2012  

Fall 2012 Newsletter

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