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

STARS v2.2

University of California, Riverside
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Fortino Morales
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:
We publish a monthly newsletter via our website and email subscription.

The Office of Sustainability, GCAP, Sustainable UCR and other organizations all have a strong presence on social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. All of which they use to inform the public about sustainability and any sustainability activities occurring on campus.

The Office of Sustainability
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ucrsustain/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ucr_sustain?lang=en
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ucr_sustainability/
Newsletter: sustainability.ucr.edu

Sustainable UCR
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sustainableucr.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sustainableucr?lang=en
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainable_ucr/?hl=en

GCAP
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gcapucr/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gcapucr/

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:
Building Signage
With construction completed in 2018, The Multidisciplinary Research Building (MRB) is UCR's first “design-build” project and first LEED Platinum-certified project, there is some signage to feature this achievement.
https://insideucr.ucr.edu/stories/2019/01/11/uc-riverside-opens-largest-research-facility-campus-mrb
https://ae.ucr.edu/projects/mrb1

Dining
Dining services has a variety of ways to promote sustainability in dining halls. They have counter-top displays, posters, food day events, and small lectures. Recently, to educate students on food waste, a demonstration on the amount of food wasted by students in dining halls was shown in front of Lothian Residential Dining Restaurant. In addition, they have a strong digital signage on their website. For example, they have three different sections: “What’s New,” “Sustainable Operations,” and “Sustainable Foods,” which all detail how dining services are “greening the scene” in residential and campus dining.
http://dining.ucr.edu/resources/sustainability.html

Water Usage
There are signs around campus detailing where there is recycled water being used and where efforts of switching to non-potable water are happening. Water bottle refill stations are also provided with clear signage.
https://sustainability.ucr.edu/water

Transportation
In buildings around the UCR campus, UCR affiliates post different brochures and posters delineating alternative methods of commuting to campus, such as carpooling or the transportation services biking and walking program. This information is also included in the transportation services website.
https://transportation.ucr.edu/

Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:
The Office of Sustainability provides an online map pinpointing different sustainable approaches on campus along with a short description of each approach.
https://sustainability.ucr.edu/digital-tour

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Housing Services promote “greening your scene” by providing advice on how to live a more sustainable life on and off-campus.
https://housing.ucr.edu/living-at-ucr/sustainability

The Office of Sustainability also supplies information on how to live a more sustainable life on and off-campus by providing different resources throughout their website and social media.
https://sustainability.ucr.edu/

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Credit prepared by Michelle Baron and revised by Chelsea Lee.

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