University of California, Riverside



Recyclemania at UC Riverside


Recyclemania 2014 is here! You can win cool gifts and prizes while making a difference to save the world.

The Office of Sustainability, Outdoor Excursions, Sustainable UCR, and Housing, Dining, and Residential Services are collaborating to increase recycling efforts and awareness on our campus through RecycleMania.

RecycleMania runs from February 2 through March 29 at 461 colleges across the U.S. and Canada. This competition is campus wide and includes students, staff and faculty. Campuses compete to see who has the best recycling rate, who has the most pounds of recyclables or who has the highest amount of recyclables per person.

 Upcoming Events

  • April 19-26: Earth Week! Check out the activities and events happening this week by clicking here
  • carbon small How Many 1-ton Carbon balloons does it take to black out our entire campus?
  • Riverside County Parks is seeking a Interpretive Unit Intern to work with a Parks Interpreter to design a new educational program. For information on how to apply to this great opportunity on teaching environmental education, click here.
  • March 11th and 13th: Tobacco-Free Butt Bash 2 Clean-up
  • January 19th: RecycleMania Begins

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About Us

Living the Promise: Sustainability & Environmental Research

The Sustainability program seeks the continuous improvement in the quality of all environments affected by the University of California Riverside.

Office of Sustainability Coordinator: John Cook (Bio)

John Cook took his position as the Coordinator of Sustainability at UCR on November 8, 2010. Prior to his position at UCR, John received his Ph.D. in performance studies at Northwestern University, and worked for many years as a teacher at the Bogaziçi and Koç universities in Istanbul, Turkey; Northwestern University; Ohio University; and Columbia College in Chicago. After his years teaching, he attended the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco to earn his M.B.A. degree in sustainable management. After working in sustainability at Chicago and Washington D.C., Cook took the role as Sustainability Coordinator at the University of California Riverside.

Sustainability Defined

  • Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. (Brundtland, 1987)
  • Enables people to develop the knowledge, values and skills to participate in decisions, (…), that will improve the quality of life now without damaging the planet for the future. (SDEP, 2000)
  • Sustainability is an urgent eco-socio-economic practice, that restores the financial and natural capital of the planet as it meets the needs of various populations around the globe. (Office of Sustainability)

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Sustainability
University Village
1223 University Avenue, Suite 200P

Tel: (951) 827-1270
Fax: (951) 827-3890