Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.90
Liaison Katie Maynard
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Santa Barbara
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jewel Persad
Sustainability Manager
Administration
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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:
2,006

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) was the first green fee in the UC system. It was created by students in the spring of 2006 with a charge to “reduce the University’s impact on the environment.” Students voted with an overwhelming majority to pay $3.47 per quarter, contributing approximately $170,000 a year towards TGIF. The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects which “green” our campus and reduce the University’s impact on the environment. TGIF allocates funds to projects that increase the amount of renewable energy used on campus, increase energy efficiency, and reduce the amount of waste created (GHGs) by our University. Portions of the fund support education initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and internships.

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 through a student majority governance board. We also have 1 staff and 1 faculty voting member along with several non-voting member advisors to the committee including staff and community members. Through the grant application process, applicants are also asked for approval from relevant stakeholders across campus and the TGIF Grants Manager mentors applicants through the approval and vetting process. The TGIF Committee evaluates submitted grant proposals once a year and decides on awards; provides guidance to funded projects; conducts campus outreach to spread the word about TGIF funds; works with the TGIF Grant Manager to administer the TGIF funds. For more information visit - https://sustainability.ucsb.edu/tgif/apply-for-a-grant/

Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
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