ASUC Green Certification Program
Project Leads: Elliot Goldstein & Vanessa Fernandez
Sponsor: Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC)
TGIF Grant: $33,100
Project Theme: Education & Behavior Change
Project Description: This program will encourage and educate student groups about ways to reduce their environmental foot-print through their groups’ activities and behavior. Groups will apply for Green Certification by demonstrating sustainable behaviors listed on the ASUC Green Certification checklist. Once a group has received Green Certification, they will be eligible for additional funding to be used for sustainable purchases listed in the ASUC Green Purchasing and Resource Guide, environmental-themed events, and greening events.
Goals: Within two years, green certify about 50 ASUC student groups who are normally not focused on environmental issues nor practice sustainable behaviors, and outreach to over 2,000 students. Reduce and measure the environmental footprints of ASUC student groups (reduce waste, energy consumption, unsustainable purchases). Work with local sponsors to create direct sponsorship fees or coupons for sponsors’ “green goods” to be used by Green Certified groups for purchases. Submit a Senate Bill that will integrate key sustainable practices of ASUC Green Certification as mandatory for all ASUC-sponsored student groups.
ASUC Green Certification Checklist & ASUC Green Certification Purchasing Guide
ASUC Green Certification Website