Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.46
Liaison Fortino Morales
Submission Date April 21, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of California, Riverside
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 John Cook
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

UCR serves on the Green Action Planning Committee with the City of Riverside, two members of the City serve on UCR's Chancellor's Committee on Sustainability, our faculty and staff serve on various city, county and state committees that focus on environmental and climate issues.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):

UCR partners with local farmers to provide Farm Share - a community supported agricultural program providing fresh, local produce for UCR staff, students and faculty


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

UCR's R'Garden, a sustainable community garden works with local groups, citizens and students to work on environmental and social justice issues around food security. The R'Garden provides fresh produce for food pantries and homeless shelters in Riverside. Various underrepresented groups have communal plots and find a safe space for fellowship and cultural exchange. For example, native American groups plant ancestral seeds in the 'garden and conduct rituals and rites associated with the ancestral practices and beliefs.


A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:
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The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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