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

STARS v2.2

University of California, Riverside
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Fortino Morales
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
UCR is participating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System as a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education https://stars.aashe.org/

UCR is a member of the Climate Leadership Network, Second Nature, which is comprised of colleges and universities who are taking action on climate and preparing students to solve the challenges of the 21st century through research and education. https://secondnature.org/

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
UCR is joining the Inland Southern California Climate Collaborative as a founding member. The charter for the group is, "ISC3 is a diverse, cross-sectoral network of agencies, organizations, companies, and institutions working together to advance equitable solutions to create a resilient and thriving Inland Southern California in the face of climate change.
Through collective action, we strive to bolster local and regional efforts to avoid the worst effects of climate change while building resilience to the climate change impacts our communities face today — from extreme heat and droughts to wildfires and floods. We mobilize our members around a shared vision and policy agenda while providing local capacity-building support to catalyze equitable action at all scales." The membership includes California State University, San Bernardino.


Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
UCR Green Labs presented at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. The presentation explored the history of Green Labs, what the program is, and what its reduction goals are among other topics. https://chesc.org/

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
UC Riverside was awarded a Best Practice Award at the California HIgher Education Sustainability Conference in 2020. The award was for implementation of the Student Leadership in Climate Resilience program in the Fall of 2019.

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
CHESC awards and panelist committee
Fortino Morales - Sustainability Officer
Francis Mitalo - Sustainability Program Coordinator

Riverside Green Summit (Oct 5th)
Matt Barth - UCR Director- Academic Sustainability
Brian Siana - Associate Faculty Director of Sustainability
Fortino Morales - Sustainability Officer
Francis Mitalo - Sustainability Program Coordinator
Jasmine Pineda - Sustainability Student Supervisor
Chelsea Lee - Sustainability Student Supervisor

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
AASHE Mentoring Program participation: By UCR Sustainability Officer with Texas A&M - Sustainability Director. Monthly check ins, pre and post evaluation with AASHE. UCR Sustainability Coordinator is also participating in the AASHE mentorship program with the University of Central Florida. The AASHE Mentorship Program connects sustainability staff and faculty with peers to share knowledge, cooperate on projects and advance the field of higher education sustainability. It provides a semi-structured process to facilitate ongoing collaboration between mentors and mentees. Matches are made based on participant goals, experience and interests..https://www.aashe.org/get-involved/mentorship-program/

UCOP Sustainability Officers Network have yearly retreats and monthly conference calls on 9 policy areas in the Policy on Sustainable Practices.

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Credit prepared by Michelle Baron and revised by Chelsea Lee.

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