2012 Grant Awards

Berkeley Student Food Collective Food Prep Expansion

Project Description: This grant will be used by the BSFC expand its in-house food prep as a part of its larger mission to increase sustainable food accessibility to the Berkeley campus and community.

TGIF Award: $2,560

Break the Mode- Alternative Transport Marketing & Outreach Program

Project Description: Funding will be used four student interns charged with conducting a transportation survey assisting commuters with switching to alternate modes of transportati

TGIF Award: $7,000

Cal Dining Sustainability Team

Project Description: This grant will fund four sustainability interns to 1. Audit Cal Dining’s operations for consistent application of green standards; 2. Measure the environmental impact of Cal Dining operations, identify benchmarks, and implement programs to reach the benchmarks; 3. Increase sustainability awareness amongst the Cal community.

TGIF Award: $8,243

CITRIS Sustainability Champion Awards for Undergraduates

Project Description: This grant will fund five student internships. Interns will be mentored by graduate students and partnered with environmentally-related companies to complete hybrid research-job training internships.

TGIF Award: $20,060

Compost Alliance: Institutionalizing In-House Composting

Project Description: The grant will assist Compost Alliance in continuing compost implementation within campus buildings in order to reach “critical mass” and work with campus officials to institutionalize composting as an in-house operation.

TGIF Award: $40,270

EcoMovie Nights

Project Description: This grant will fund a monthly environmental documentary series that engages, educates, and inspires the Cal community to get involved with environmental campaigns. Films will be selected based on a monthly theme and followed by theme-centered discussion, facilitated by experts or related student groups.

TGIF Award: $2,420

Food Day 2012

Project Description: This grant will fund a student intern and materials for Food Day 2012. The intern will work with campus eateries and student groups on continuing Food Day ideals year-round in collaboration with the Nutrition & Physical Activity Workgroup and Sustainable Food Service Workgroup.

TGIF Award: $3,875

Getting to Zero Waste: Waste Audits

Project Description: Funding will allow CRRS to standardize and perform week-long waste audits in collaboration with student interns, providing needed metrics for UC Berkeley's zero waste plans.

TGIF Award: $17,424

Green Garden Program Intern

Project Description: This grant will fund a student intern to take a lead in the Integrated Pest Management program and to work with horticultural staff and the compost tea intern to refine and define UCBG’s organic fertility regimens.

TGIF Award: $3,840

Greening the Berkeley Science Review

Project Description: This grant will cover the difference in costs for the BSR to print on 55% recycled-content paper, purchase carbon offsets to cover delivery costs of the BSR, and fund a workshop to share green printing practices with the other 40+ ASUC publications.

TGIF Award: $1,152

Installation of Bottle Refill Stations 2012

Project Description: Funding will be used to install three bottle refill stations and sixteen bottle filler retrofits.

TGIF Award: $25,000

Learning and LEEDing at Cal

Project Description: This grant will fund three student interns and the expansion of the BS@C LEED Intern Program to offer project LEED certification services for campus renovation projects currently below the threshold required by the campus Policy on Sustainable Practices.

TGIF Award: $14,800

Minimizing Hazardous Waste Through Chemical Exchange

Project Description: This grant will fund a student intern charged with creating an online chemical exchange program to reduce the quantity of chemicals purchased by UC Berkeley, reduce the amount of hazardous materials in storage, and reduce hazardous waste disposal and associated costs.

TGIF Award: $4,200

Nature Village Sustainable Family Living, Phase I

Project Description: This grant will fund supplies and student internships to create waste, energy & water, and education & outreach programs at University Village, to promote sustainability and resource conservation amongst the residents.

TGIF Award: $16,861

Recycling on Campus Tennis Courts

Project Description: Funding will allow for the purchase of recycling bins for 21 campus tennis courts and the implementation of education, outreach, and donation programs for recycling and reuse of tennis equipment.

TGIF Award: $1,386

Strawberry Creek Planting (Filling the Weed Shaped Hole)

Project Description: This grant will fund five student internships and the supplies needed for identifying and planting native species that can resist re-invasion by ivy and still realize the other essential ecosystem services desired by the campus community.

TGIF Award: $16,232

Strawberry Creek Watershed Stewardship Program

Project Description: Funding will expand Strawberry Creek Student Restoration Leadership Program, which will incorporate environmental education outreach, student/community member skill development, and water quality monitoring to prevent pollution of Strawberry Creek and foster environmental stewardship.

TGIF Award: $18,082

Student Environmental Resource Center

Project Description: This grant will initiate the establishment of a permanent Student Environmental Resource Center by funding five implementation & planning interns and a workshop for setting objectives and plans.

TGIF Award: $12,000

Waste Not, Want Not: Zero Waste Events

Project Description: This grant increase campus efforts to hold zero waste events by supporting Cal Dining, hiring a student intern, funding medium-sized zero waste campus events, and collaborating with the Office of Sustainability’s Green Event Certification.

TGIF Award: $6,475

Water Conservation in the Cal Greeks Community

Project Description: This grant will fund a water conservation competition amongst the fraternities and sororities, the installation of water conservation retrofits & appliances, and an education & outreach program.

TGIF Award: $29,250

Wurster Hall Waste Management

Project Description: Funding will be used to pilot an indoor recycling program with standardized bins, signage, and education to then be implemented campus-wide, pending results.

TGIF Award: $38,400

Zero Waste Research Center & Plastic Disclosure Project

Project Description: This grant will fund five student interns charged with running a Zero Waste Research Center and Plastic Disclosure Project to address the issues surrounding upstream waste that currently prevent UC Berkeley from attaining its zero waste goal.

TGIF Award: $19,100