Content Tagged with: office of sustainability

How to engage in Earth Month at UCR

UC Riverside is offering a number of events and activities for Earth Month this April, encouraging the campus community to get informed and take action. “This year, the Earth Month theme, `Invest In Our Planet,’ encourages us to consider more attention, efforts and resources towards reversing the course of the climate crisis,” said Francis Mitalo...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR wins pro bono consultation to continue advancing renewable energy

The consulting service will be provided by CustomerFirst Renewables, a Maryland-based renewables advisory service firm.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Annual sustainability report shows decreased greenhouse gas emissions

UC Riverside offered more programs promoting sustainability while seeing a major decrease in greenhouse gas emissions last year, according to the 2021 Sustainability Annual Report. The report, released in January, outlined several steps the campus has taken to reduce its carbon footprint ranging from new programs to reduced gas and electric use. In...

By Imran Ghori |

Campus earns Gold rating for sustainability

UC Riverside has earned a top rating for sustainability in an index of the nation’s most sustainable colleges and universities. The campus received a gold rating from the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, or AASHE - STARS. AASHE’s STARS program has more than 900 participants in...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR celebrates Earth Week with activities and pledges throughout the month

UC Riverside is expanding the ways the campus community can get informed and take action for Earth Day with a series of activities throughout the month. The Office of Sustainability has created an Earth Week page with more than a dozen events from April 19-25 to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day will...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR ahead of schedule in key sustainability goals

UC Riverside is continuing to make progress in reducing its carbon footprint, according to the 2020 Sustainability Annual Report. The campus has met two of the University of California’s sustainability goals five years early with a reduction in both per capita waste generation and water use. Per capita waste is at 0.74 pounds, below the 2025 target...

By Imran Ghori |

New Employee Sustainability Program Survey

The Office of Sustainability is excited to announce the creation of a new program tailored for UCR employees. The Employee Sustainability Ambassador Program (ESAP) aims to create an opportunity for employees to receive sustainability updates, discuss sustainability issues and raise questions about sustainability at UC Riverside and the community...

By Office of Sustainability |

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Virtual activities include a movie night, webinars, and a TikTok challenge.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Participate in UCR's Earth Week activities

Students, staff, and faculty at UC Riverside are invited to learn about the Earth, its environment, and what we can do to protect it during the annual Earth Week celebrations. Earth Week is centered around the internationally recognized Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22. At UCR, events run through Friday, April 26. All events are open to...

By Samantha Stanfill |