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Green Funds at other universities 

-Harvard Student Sustainability Grants

- NYU Green Grants

-TGIF- a UC Santa Barbara 

Past Projects from TGIF at UC Berkeley:

Project Name Amount Description
Bike to Work Day Regional Sponsorship $2,500 Fund regional sponsorship for Bike to Work Day 2010
Cal Habitat Restoration Student Leadership Training $17,000 Program to train students to promote and lead volunteer habitat restoration events
Custodial Staff Outreach $15,000 Conduct an outreach/education campaign between custodial staff and building occupants
"End the Cycle" - Sustainable Laundry Campaign $3,100 Implement a sustainable laundry education campaign in the residence halls
Greening Kroeber Art Studios and Bathrooms $5,000 Develop a design/marketing campaign to create awareness in Kroeber Hall about sustainability
Hydration Station Installation and Design Guidelines for Existing Buildings $27,000 Develop design guidelines and install two hydration stations in Dwinelle and MLK Union
I Heart Tapwater Campaign $4,500 Hire two interns for the I Heart Tap Water campaign
Mobilizing Sustainability at Berkeley - The Greening Operations (GO!) Team $8,800 Fund a group of students to provide building audits and green event outreach on a case-by-case basis
Reduction in Chemical Use at the UC Botanical Gardens $15,000 Establish a compost tea brewing and application program as part of a pest management program
Retrofitting the RSF into a Human Powered Gym $15,000 Retrofit a stationary bike and ellipticals at the RSF to derive power from human use
Teaching, Learning, and Change (TLC) $16,650 Create year-long career training and mentoring effort for students and staff
UC Berkeley Energy Symposium $5,000 Sponsor the 2011 UC Berkeley Energy Symposium, a clean energy conference
Water Metering and Conservation $58,600 Install water meters in 8 more buildings and increase water publicity/education
Wurster Hall Sub-Metering $56,000

Install energy sub-meters in five floors of Wurster Hall to help achieve LEED:EBOM

Anthony Hall Window Replacement and LEED-EB Certification $10,000     
Improves the energy efficiency of Anthony Hall and begins the process for LEED-Existing Building certification by conducting a professional assessment and beginning replacement of current lighting and plumbing fixtures
Building Sustainability at Cal $25,000 Trains students to reduce environmental footprint of nine buildings on campus through service learning classes and internships
Earthweek $10,000 Funds Earthweek, a weeklong gathering of environmentally conscious individuals and organizations, for five years
Healthy You for a Healthy Universe: Drinking Tap Water to Sustain Health and the Planet $5,000 Will promote tap water over bottled water and other drinks with a public information campaign and will hire student interns to conduct an assessment of current water fountains on campus
Lower Sproul Eco-Charrette $4,000 Incorporates an eco-charrette, a collaborative brainstorming workshop held to identify strategies and goals for building green buildings, into the Lower Sproul Plaza Master Plan and Feasibility Study
Strawberry Creek Native Plant Nursery and Garden $12,865 Create a native plant nursery and garden between Giannini Hall and Wellman Court to increase biodiversity of the ecosyst
Student Internship for Jump-Starting the Office of Sustainability $15,000 Funds internships to offer research and support coordination to the Office of Sustainability on three projects: the Green Purchasing Action Plan, the Sustainability Research and Assessment, and the Campus Forum for Sustainability
UC Berkeley Campus Dashboard $76,750 Will develop a database and website that aggregates resource consumption data for the UCB campus and fund the installation and operation of building meters which will provide and interface to link to the software; after completion of the dashboard project, a campus competition will be held to reward creative uses of the data to support sustainability
University Hall: Going Green! LEED $10,000

Funds energy efficiency retrofits (replacing old appliances with energy efficient appliances) with the end goal of University Hall LEED-Existing Building certification

Berkeley Student Food Cooperative $91,000 Provide fresh, healthy, environmentally sustainable, and ethnically produced food at affordable prices through a student-run food café and market
Better Bin $3,500 Develop and test market a comprehensive recycling and trash bin for residence hall room use
BicyCal $12,000 Increase usage and awareness of bike-based transportation for students, faculty, and staff; TGIF will fund the Student Bike Cooperative which will provide a central space for bike maintenance and education
CLAS Carbon Smart and LEED-EB Certification $5,200 Will fund professional and student assessments as part of the CLAS initiative to achieve LEED-EB status
Lawns to Meadows $40,000 Prepare a master plan to convert selected grass lawns to regionally appropriate plants and implement this program on two test sites
No More Down the Drain $2,700 Install a sand and sediment trap in the ASUC Art Studio to reduce and recycle clay and glazes that currently go down the drain
Recycling at Cal $55,000 Increase beverage container recycling by installing more multi-material recycling containers on campus and improving signage
Talking Louder about Campus Sustainability $18,250 Launch a communications campaign to increase awareness and involve more of the campus community in reducing environmental impacts
Water Metering and Sub-metering of UC Berkeley Campus Buildings $56,000 Increase water efficiency by connecting water meters in several buildings to the online server and install new toilet fixtures in Wurster