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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 allocates 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 & behavior change initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and student internships. Students, faculty, and staff may submit project proposals, which will be selected for funding by an annually appointed grant-making committee (TGIF Committee), consisting of students, faculty, and staff, on which the students have the majority vote. TGIF is funded by a $5.50 per semester student fee, beginning in the fall of 2007 and persisting for 10 years. Student leaders created a massive and successful campus campaign, and the fee referendum was approved by the student body during the April 2007 elections of the Associated Students of the University of California. It received final approval by the Chancellor and UC Regents during the summer of 2007.

Katherine Walsh Coordinator 510-643-2992

University of California, Berkeley LEAD Center, Hearst Gym 102 Berkeley, CA 94720-4500

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2011-2012 TGIF Committee VOTING MEMBERS


Administration: Kira Stoll ASUC: Jacqueline Hsu CACS: Brynn Cook Facilities Services: Kevin Ng Faculty: John Chiang Graduate Assembly: Daniel Riffe Student-At-Large: TBA

Committee on Student Fees: Conner Nanni ASUC Senator: Megan Majd Office of Sustainability: Lisa McNeilly Ex-Officio: Judy Chess TGIF: Katherine Walsh

IMPORTANT TGIF DEADLINES Mini-Grant Application due (1st Opportunity): Monday, October 1, 2012 by 5pm Mini-Grant Application due (2nd Opportunity): Monday, November 19, 2012 by 5pm Spring Early Abstract Submissions due: Friday, January 25, 2013 by 5pm Spring Final Abstract Submissions due: Friday, February 15, 2013 by 5pm Spring Grant Applications due: Monday, April 1, 2013 by 5pm Visit the Apply & Forms page for application materials.

TGIF Newsletter- Fall 2012  

Fall 2012 Newsletter