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Fall 2013 TGIF Projects Awarded

Loyola announces the first round of sustainability projects to be funded through The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), a $50,000 grant program supporting student-led initiatives at Loyola.  The projects span a wide range from studies looking at alternative energy on the Lake Shore Campus to installing food gardens for Rogers Park residents.  Each project was evaluated for cost effectiveness, support of the student experience at Loyola and long-term sustainability by the TGIF Council, 7 students picked to oversee the outreach and funding.

All projects were proposed by students or student groups and have a staff or faculty sponsor.  They will also be supported by a member of the TGIF Council and Loyola’s Office of Sustainability, Facilities Department and Student Development.  A full list of selected projects is below:

  • Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB): Campaign to Reduce the use of Plastic Bags on campus ($1,150)
  • Solar Thermal Report on Residence Halls ($10,000)
  • Renewable energy from stationary bikes ($1,000)
  • Diversifying Sustainability at Loyola: A feasibility study of wind energy ($3,661)
  • LUC Rain Garden Pilot Project ($4,000)
  • Recycling: Implementing of electricity-generating cardio machines ($2,500)
  • Collaborative Gardening: Building Resilient Community through Food Production ($1,265)

Another round of funding will be available in January of 2014 with proposals due by January 20.