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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.


John Cook
Director of Sustainability
(951) 827-1270

Delphine Faugeroux
Senior Science Advisor
(951) 827-1329

Ruby Gonzalez
LEED Analyst
(951) 827-6951

Fortino Morales
R'Garden Manager
(951) 827-5906

Sustainability Defined

  • The term "sustainability" is defined as the ability to meet the needs of the present while living within the carrying capacity of supporting ecosystems, and without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. (Chancellor's Committee on Sustainability 2009)
  • 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 2010)

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