Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.39
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Berkeley
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Mikayla Tran
SDG & OS Engagement Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
The Green Initiative Fund

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:
Student fees

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:
2,007

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) is UC Berkeley’s Campus Green Fund. TGIF provides funding, via grants, for projects that improve and support UC Berkeley’s campus sustainability efforts. 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 financial aid (via return to aid), and student internships. Students, faculty, and staff may submit project proposals, which are selected for funding by the annually-appointed TGIF Committee, consisting of students, faculty, and staff, on which the students have the majority vote.


A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:

TGIF is administered by the TGIF Committee and the TGIF Coordinator. The Committee’s voting members include one student representative each from the ASUC, Graduate Assembly, and 2 application-based at-large representatives, in addition to a representative each from Capital Strategies, Administration, and Faculty. Non-voting members include a representative from the Committee on Student Fees, ex-officios from the Office of Sustainability, Energy Office, and the SERC Director.


Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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