Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.10
Liaison Francis Mitalo
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Riverside
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Fortino Morales
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:
UCR Summer Sustainability Program (June 25 - July 28, 2018)
The Summer Sustainability Program provides the theoretical and technical training and practical experience necessary to create sustainable lifestyles and communities. Course work and experiential learning will take place in residence at the Lama Foundation, an intentional community in Northern New Mexico, twenty miles from Taos in the Carson National Forest. which is among the nation’s Lama is among the few 1960s-era communes that still flourishes as a research site, artists’ retreat, and conference/workshop site as well as a sustainable community for its summer and year-round residents. Program participants will attend daily seminars or workshops designed to encourage interaction and exploration of sustainable community design and permaculture and related design sciences. They will apply their knowledge and practice acquired skills while living in a beautiful, diverse, self-sustaining community that produces much of its own food, water, and energy with a minimum of waste. And they will share in the social and intellectual life of the community, and be invited to share in its work—gardening, food preparation and service, shop, recreation and entertainment etc.

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Credit prepared by Michelle Baron and revised by Chelsea Lee.

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