Archive for the TGIF News Category

Vote TGIF Flash Mob @ UC Berkeley Sproul


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watch TGIF For visual information


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CalServe Shake-Up

In a surprising shift, three of the four candidates in the CalSERVE executive slate won the student vote in the ASUC elections, according to the preliminary results. CalSERVE Senator Van Nguyen was elected president, Senator Taylor Allbright was elected executive vice president and party member Daniel Montes was elected external affairs vice president. Student Action […]


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4/18/07 TGIF Passes!

Winning 69% of non-abstention votes cast, TGIF scored a solid victory, while the three other student fee referenda failed.


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Project Flow & Reporting

Every year, funded projects must submit either an update report or a final report. These reports must must detail the spending of all funds and also include measured outcomes such as energy and water savings or greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions. The Grant Coordinator will review these project reports and use them to compile the […]


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TGIF Administration

The 7 voting members of Grant Making Committee — 4 of which are students — are appointed each year. There is a 2 consecutive term limit for voting members, but after 1 year off, a former member can serve again. To provide oversight, 3 non-voting members also serve on the Committee. The Committee will hire […]


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Loans vs. Grants

The Grant Making Committee may require projects that generate revenue to repay a portion of this to TGIF. Since many of the projects identified in the above documents will save Cal large amounts of money, there is a good chance that TGIF will grow over the years as projects give back to the Fund. Most […]


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Potential Projects

TGIF is intentionally not being restricted to a specific set of projects. This is done so that as sustainability innovations become standard practices, the Fund will be able to stay on the cutting edge. At present, a large number of projects have already been identified by other campus organizations that could potentially be funded by […]


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Project Selection

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) will be housed within the ASUC-Auxiliary and provide money for sustainability projects Cal would not otherwise be able to fund. TGIF money will not fund environmental programs already mandated by laws or policies, such as the UC Presidential Policy on Green Building Design, Clean Energy Standards, and Sustainable Transportation Practices […]


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THE GREEN INITIATIVE FUND REFERENDUM

A mandatory student fee of $5 per semester has been proposed to raise funds for projects focused on environmental sustainability at UC Berkeley. The funded projects would focus on: • Minimizing UC Berkeley’s contribution to global climate change • Conserving water, energy, and other resources • Increasing UC Berkeley’s use of renewable energy from sources […]


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