Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Green Initiative Fund

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), a student-governed committee awarding grants for sustainability projects on the UCSB campus, is currently soliciting project proposals for the 2009-10 grant cycle. Any UCSB student, staff, or faculty member is eligible for funding for projects that reduce the university's impact on the environment. Ideal projects will show a quantifiable change (energy, waste, water reduction, etc.) while also educating the campus community.

Do you work in a campus department that could use a little money to create a program that leads to behavioral change - turning off lights, purchasing Environmentally Preferable Products, purchasing reusable coffee cups, etc.? Are you a faculty member that would like to perform a small research project on a sustainability issue affecting UCSB? Are you a student member of a campus group that could use a little seed money to start that environmental initiative? All of these are perfect projects for TGIF funding!

If you have an idea for a project, but need some help fleshing it out, please contact the TGIF Grants Manager, Jill Richardson at

Applications are available now and due on Monday, January 25, 2010.

For more information on previously funded projects or to download the application, please visit the TGIF web site:

We look forward to reading your proposals!

The TGIF Grants Committee

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