I got an email yesterday from Roland Saekow, a student at the University of California at Berkeley and coordinator of "The Green Initiative Fund." The Green Initiative Fund is a student fee referendum that Roland and other students are trying to get passed at a student election this April 11-13. According to the measure, TGIF is a fee of $5 per student per semester that will raise over $200,000 for sustainability projects to make "Cal" greener. The initiative is entirely student driven. TGIF will help improve the environmental sustainability of UC Berkeley by funding projects to make it more energy efficient, increase water conservation, promote renewable energy, bring better foods to campus, and create "green" student internships. If you visit their website at www.votetgif.com, you can find useful information, videos, and documents about this important green milestone at the Berkeley campus. I realize that when you are in school, times are tight and you are lucky to scrap together a few bucks to hit the dollar menu at McDonalds. However, I think that the TGIF initiative is a great cause that would not only help the students but it would also help make the campus more sustainable for years to come...building a legacy of green awareness for future students. I have set up links below for more information. Thanks Roland for the heads up.