What is TGIF?

What is TGIF?
An ASUC fee referendum; it raises $200,000 per year for campus sustainability projects.
It will last 10 years.
How much does it cost?
$5 per student per semester
What will it pay for?
Investment in clean energy, energy efficiency, water conservation, green buildings, sustainable
transportation, expanded recycling and composting, student internships, and more!
TGIF does NOT pay for anything the university is already required to do by law or policy
Who oversees the money?
TGIF Grant Making committee; made up of 4 students, 2 administrators and 1 faculty appointed
annually. The money is housed in ASUC auxiliary.
How are TGIF projects funded?
Entities on campus submit proposals asking for funding – a student-majority Grant Making Committee
reviews the proposals and selects them based on The Green Initiative Fund Bylaws
When will the money start funding projects?
Assuming the UC Regents approve the fee promptly, projects will start getting funded in Fall 2007.
How will I know where my $5 go?
The Green Initiative Fund Grant Making Committee will report all TGIF projects to the ASUC Senate
annually and the projects will be made available online.
Who initiated TGIF at Cal?
A group of UC Berkeley students – just like you!
Who else has done TGIF?
UCSB passed TGIF in 2006 with over 80% approval; 20 other schools have passed similar fees
When can I vote for TGIF?
April 11th-13that ASUC campus polling places or online at http://election.asuc.org

Why to Vote for TGIF

1. TGIF ONLY COSTS AS MUCH AS A BURRITO
2. TGIF HELPS FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING
3. CAL IS BEHIND OTHER UNIVERSITIES IN CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY
4. SOLAR IS COOL
5. CAL EMITS 200,000 TONS OF CO2 ,EACH YEAR—2 HUMMERS WORTH OF CO2 ,PER STUDENT
6. THIS IS OUR CHANCE TO GIVE $5 AND MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
7. TGIF WILL BE OUR SUSTAINABLE LEGACY
8. TGIF WILL SAVE MONEY THROUGH ENERGY CONSERVATION PROJECT
9. CAL PRODUCES A BILLION POUNDS OF TRASH EVERY YEAR—WE CAN REDUCE THAT
10. WATERLESS URINALS! WATER CONSERVATION PROJECTS CAN SAVE WATER & MONEY!
11. DON’T YOU WANT A GREEN CAMPUS?

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